#368 (white-fringed orchid) and #386 (parrot pitcher plant) #368 (parrot pitcher plant) #332 (pitcher plant)
#368 and #386 #386#332

Monitor Marked Plants

386 and 368 together In early 2018, biologists placed numbered metal tags on stakes in four of the areas under restoration in the park. The round, silver-colored tags mark a percentage of the planted plants to monitor over the years.The plastic red, yellow, blue and white flags don't last. Each year, biologists will tally if the marked perennial plants survived or not and send the data to Atlanta Botanical Garden for analysis.

My plan is to photograph three of the marked plants over time to see how they change. Two tags are visible from one location: #386 and #368. #332 is separate. These are three different types of plants monitored. The base set of photos is from February 22. I intend to photograph the set quarterly, near the spring and fall equinoxes and summer and winter solstices. If a plant does not survive, I can pick another one of that type to follow.

#386 marks a white-fringed orchid. Although nothing was visible in February, a large stem that had gone to seed last fall identified it. In 2017 I started watching orchids.

#368 is a parrot pitcher plant. It is doing quite well. Here's a video about one in 2016.

#332 is a pitcher plant identified with old stalks and (what I think is) a new red sprout. I started seeing them in 2116 in what I called Pitcher Plant Meadow.

This photo shows how high the surrounding titi plants have grown since they were last cut.

Awareness Colors

Emerald Green for awarenessjjGreen background in the Trips section? emerald green for awareness. Partially, it is about balance through opposites. These color wheel examples show the pure hues. Lighter purple is the Trips background hue. The bright green hue is the complementary color on the color wheel. The background of this text is the darker complement of the Trips background color. Credit for the color wheels goes to Delphine Doreau 2016.

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