Monday, May 21, 2007

Fairyslipper / Calypso Orchid - spring beauty

Here in central BC it's the season. Fairyslippers are still fairly common, despite significant loss of habitat and being very fragile. For those who express their appreciation for flowers by picking them, these flowers are vulnerable because of their beauty and because picking a bloom can easily uproot the whole plant. Join me in a salute to the Calypso orchid (I prefer that name - more dignified).

And, yes, that is a little insect crawling up our beauty's face.

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