Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mosquito eaters.

Good morning from Kronotsky Nature Reserve!

I got really annoyed by mosquitoes today, they were chasing me everywhere and finally made me run back to the station. So the choice of today's photos was easy - this is drosera, commonly known as sundews. This carnivorous plant feeds on mosquitoes and other small bugs by gluing them to its leaves with special trapping and digestion mechanism. Various species of drosera can be found growing natively on every continent except Antarctica (more in Wikipedia).

Sundews and cranberry flower.

Originally posted  at Доброе утро из Кроноцкого заповедника!