Friday, April 18, 2014

On the Hunt for Orchids

I spent the morning with Maggie and Sue on the hunt for wild orchids. The ones we found on the alkaline soil of the old quarry site we explored are the earlier blooming varieties. We visited this same place last year around the first of June and found other kinds in bloom. I'm still experimenting with close ups on my new camera and didn't get as many good shots as I'd have liked. Maggie was our expert orchid identifier, but there were a few even she didn't know...
Yellow orchid
Yellow orchid on the left; lady orchid on the right.
The flower below is not an orchid at all, but what Maggie called a Poet's Daffodil...very pretty!

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