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05.30.2016 One thing to do on a rainy day

Why, get wet, of course. Yesterday, I met up with a friend who wanted to show me her location for White variant Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium acaule) .  The spot where I sometimes find one isn’t productive this year and … Continue reading

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05.25.2016 Lovely Lady

Here’s another up close and personal with a Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule). As you can see, we are in a pine woods this morning.  The sky was bright with thin clouds, good for lighting the plant but a bit … Continue reading

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06.02.2015 Invitation to the Pollination

In an obvious case of entrapment 🙂 the lady’s slipper labellum sac is colorful and has an inviting opening for a bee to enter.  But that opening only allows entrance and the bee then has to escape by flying up … Continue reading

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06.01.2015 Candid

Fun on the forest floor.

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05.25.2015 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

There are certain wildflowers that I try to visit every year.  The Painted Trilliums probably top the list, but not far behind are the Yellow Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium parviflorum).  I am not sure if they are naturally occurring in this … Continue reading

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03.21.2015 Anticipation

We had some snow again today and temperatures are to be below freezing by quite a bit the next few nights.  Sounds like more ice photography to come.  Mary Beth, as is true for most everyone I know…and don’t know, … Continue reading

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