Thursday, June 14, 2018

Celebrating Orchids

 During the past two weekends, I've hosted out-of-town guests who asked me to lead them to the Mountain Lady's Slipper orchids that live just five miles from my home.  Both men were enthusiastic about wild orchids in general, so we started at the spot near Oakland Camp where we photographed the Cypripedium montanum, then moved on to Butterfly Valley then the canyon of the North Fork of the Feather River upstream from Caribou.  The two orchids shown here were at that latter location.  The California Lady's Slipper (above) and the Stream Orchid (below) are a sampler of the day's findings.  I'll post more later.  We also saw Rein Orchid, Spotted Coralroot, and many other species of wildflowers.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that the orchids near Caribou bounced back after the fires in the area a few years ago. I haven't been to that area since that time, and I was wondering how they did