Sunday, May 17, 2020

Pink Lady's Slippers are Back

Mid-May is time to go hunting for lady's slipper orchids in the New Jersey pine barrens (with a face mask). Did it. Found them. Here they are. Click to enlarge.
 Joseph Pullman Porter wrote a poem called Wild Orchids that begins: 

Under the pines, near the murmuring brook,
I know the wild orchids grow, 
Fair and pure in their shady nook... 

Exactly describing the spot where I found this orchid. Brook, shady nook, and all.
Beautiful but a little bit creepy, right? These are the first sightings of my 2020 orchid season. I will be on the lookout for more and post them when I find them.

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