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06.30.2022 Snakemouth!

Rose Pogonia-Pogonia ophioglossoides. AKA Beardflower for obvious reasons. Another dewy day at MacLeod Field.

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06.11.2022 It’s that time of year again.

Well there are a few subjects that could have a post titled as such.  In this case it’s Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus. There were quite a nice number of them along the path in MacLeod Field and also in the taller … Continue reading

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05.24.2022 Your slipper, Milady

There is a wooded area in Amherst where I can reliably, usually, find both pink and white lady’s slippers around this time in May.  Sure enough there were plenty of pinks to photograph yesterday but so far not a single … Continue reading

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05.16.2022 FOY Painted Trillium

We had a bit of rain yesterday, sometimes a drizzle and others a shower, and in the morning I headed out hoping to find a few Painted Trilliums-Trillium undulatum to marvel at and photograph. One of the pleasures in observing … Continue reading

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04.05.2022 Tuesday Teaser

As I continue romping through my archives, I came across these two examples of Lady’s Slipper beauty from 5 years ago.  May is not that far off and it’s about time I paid them another visit.  I photographed one here … Continue reading

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06.12.2021 Miss Pinky in Space

I posted this flower the other day entwined.  But floating in space is fun too. Grass Pink-Calopogon tuberosus As for the title…..

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06.10.2021 Just this one…

When I walked into MacLeod Field (I only recently learned the actual name of what I have been calling Lawrence Swamp wet meadow) early last Saturday morning I didn’t expect to find orchids that early in the month but felt … Continue reading

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06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

This morning I visited the wet meadow where I often find two species of native orchids.  But…usually they are not in flower until mid-June.  I was lucky and found both flowering early albeit the Grass Pink which will follow was … Continue reading

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday-White Pink Lady’s Slipper

So far the only white Cypripedium acaule I have found this year. In the past several years there have been a few  in the spot where I found the Pink pair that I posted last week but none at that … Continue reading

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05.23.2021 Dutch Bonnets

Yesterday morning my mission was to visit a dependable spot for pink lady’s slippers and especially the white variant of Cypripedium acaule. Unfortunately, this year the number of plants there is lower than usual and there were no white flowers, … Continue reading

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