To me, any time I go outside I am walking through new terrain, and am forced to slow down, pay attention and learn something new (and old). This is what a hike means to me. I want to always be able to hike in nature-not through it.
A Nature Minute about pitcher plants and sundews-both are carnivorous plants that live in our local bogs. The acidic conditions in these bogs limit nutrient availability-an adaption to this is to supplement nutrients from the soil with nutrients from insects.