Lady Slipper Orchids at the Purdon Conservation Area (Two Photographs)

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The Purdon Conservation Area outside of Ottawa is unique for the cultivation of these plants. We arrived a little late in the season and most of the plants had seen better days but these two shots stood out from my collection. The mosquitoes were fierce but we battled through. The light was poor in the marsh, but the area is well-kept with lots of signs explaining what you are seeing. Well worth the visit. Tomorrow’s post will cover butterflies that flock and inhabit the area.


8 responses

  1. Gooooorgeous!


    September 10, 2015 at 6:30 am

  2. Such beauties. The first one is a visual delight.


    September 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm

  3. A stunning beauty!


    September 10, 2015 at 8:54 pm

  4. Lovely. This is the Showy Lady Slipper, the Minnesota state flower. They are protected in Minnesota. They grow wild and we often found them in the ditches in parts of Minnesota. I understand they are very hard to cultivate. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.


    September 11, 2015 at 2:20 am

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