Tag Archives: wild orchid

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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05.22.2021 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

After I took that wrong turn last week and missed the yellow lady’s slipper in the Holyoke Range, the two friends who told me about it mentioned someone in a nearby town with a forest garden that contains one and … Continue reading

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07.06.2020 Macro Monday-Grass Pink Farewell

Among a few other subjects that I found in the meadow was most likely the last of the Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus that I will photograph this season.  Most are long past and not looking good even for a “spent” image. … Continue reading

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06.14.2020-2 As luck would have it….

It’s back to work tomorrow morning. I know I have a ton of comments to respond to as well as your posts to comment on and I will catch up.  But this morning was my last “free” morning for a … Continue reading

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06.07.2020 As promised

As I mentioned yesterday, I did find a more local plant but I was well late.  It is good to know where to find it next year though.  In the meantime, here’s a shot from 2007 that’s a nice memory. … Continue reading

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06.02.2020- Corona Lady’s Slipper

The nose knows that you can’t be too careful out there.

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