Being a recently new member, this is my first trip report. I decided to take a trip this past week to one of my favorite places deep in the pines. With my Wawa coffee in hand and listening to WXPN playing 1967 tunes (Groovin', on a Thursday afternoon....really couldn't get away to the pines too soon), I was off to do some tootling. Making two brief stops along the way to take a photo of some Iris prismatica along the roadside, and helping one of my slow piney friends get safely across the hardtop, I arrived at my destination. As they say, 'life is good'. To get to this favorite spot (open wetland)s, I needed to get through a cedar swamp which usually has been a cakewalk, but with all the rain we been having, I had to do quite a bit of hummock hopping. Following a predetermined waypoint on my GPS to get to the clearing, I came upon several Arethusas right at that point. I didn't see any others. It was a lucky find. It is normally very wet around the edges of this wetland and some grass clump hopping is required. But even more so today. I was last here in mid-July last year when the Nartheciums were in bloom. With the entire area more swishy then normal (going down over my boot in one spot), and to avoid tramping on the abundant of Nartheciums coming up and probably a large quantity of Tofiedia that were present last year, I shorten my exploring considerably. To date, I found 15 flowering plant here.