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Taken at the Poutwater Pond Nature Preserve and surrounding areas in Holden, Massachusetts. Poutwater Pond is a Tamarack / Black Spruce Bog that has been around for more than 8,000 years. The area includes the bog, forests, beaver pond, and open meadows that are home to a wide variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.

This Worcester Telegram and Gazette article from 2010 provides some interesting information about the Poutwater Pond bog.
Grass Pink Orchid (Calopogon tuberosus)Grass Pink Orchid (Calopogon tuberosus)Grass Pink Orchid (Calopogon tuberosus)Grass Pink Orchid (Calopogon tuberosus)Grass Pink Orchid (Calopogon tuberosus)Northern Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)Northern Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) FlowerNorthern Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)Northern Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)Swamp Candle (lysimachia terrestris) ... 6 petal mutation/sportSwamp Candle (lysimachia terrestris) ... 6 petal mutation/sportRed-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)