New Orchid!

I am such a nerd … My quest to find all 30 orchids found in Colorado made a significant step forward today. I found a Tall White Northern Bog Orchid. Actually, I found a whole bunch of them on the Poudre River trail. I continue to be amazed that orchids grow in the dry mountains. 

Orchids with spots!

Look under pine trees for these thin red stalks. We found them at Wind Basin and Cow Creek. These tiny little orchids are really hard to photograph, especially with the wind we’ve had the past few days. Add to that the fact that the flowers are less than 1/4 inch high, and you will understand…