We celebrated New Years Day by exploring a new (to us) section of the Trans Canada Trail in Nova Scotia – Atlantic View Trail, or at least a part of it. (We were sidetracked to a tromp along the beach.) This part of the Trans Canada Trail follows the shoreline east of Halifax. Some parts are very close to the shore and other parts are more in the woods. The part we followed yesterday was more in the woods – boggy, scruffy, spruce woods with the highway between us and the “distant” shore. I say distant because for us it was – but on the map it wasn’t.
Carnivorous plants like the pitcher plant thrive on Nova Scotian spruce bogs. One of these boggy areas has so many pitcher plants that they showed as patches of red dotted across the moss. This hardy plant survives even the ice formed in the water trapped in its “pitcher” leaves.