Orchid hunting on a rainy day

Yellow Lady Slippers

Yellow Lady Slippers

The weather has been a little unsettled lately, to say the least! So what better way to spend a rainy afternoon than to don a pair of swampers (rubber boots) or better yet, a pair of chest waders, and go out into the bog in search of Orchids.

Yellow Orchid

Yellow Orchid

In this Cedar Bog we found a lot of Yellow Lady Slippers, other wildflowers were blooming as well.

Cypripedium parviflorum

Cypripedium parviflorum

The flowers are so beautiful with the raindrops on them.

Orchid bud

Orchid bud

This Orchid is ready to burst into bloom. Can you tell which one it is?

Showy Lady Slipper

Showy Lady Slipper

The Minnesota state flower: the Showy Lady Slipper! So pretty.

(By the way, Orchid hunting is fun on a sunny day too!)

Just remember:

In Minnesota it is illegal to pick or transplant any of theĀ Orchids and many of the other native wildflowers as well. Please only take pictures!

 

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