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Orchid Hunting

2021 June 02

We often like to search for and photograph orchids in the spring. We usually go to the Petawawa Research Forest but it remains closed because of covid and other reasons. So this year we searched another local area. Here are some photos.

While Arethusa bulbosa are not rare, neither are they common. Thus we choose to be a little circumspect in describing just where we went.

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Diana: 2021-06-02 - explore

Are there orchids through there?

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Diana: 2021-06-02 - explore

Looking for a route.

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Diana: 2021-06-02 - explore

This way perhaps?

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-02 - explore

Success! Our quarry -- Arethusa Bulbosa.

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Diana: 2021-06-02 - explore

Arethusa with pollinator incoming.

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-02 - explore

Arethusa habitat: there at least two Arethusa near the centre of this image.

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-02 - explore

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Diana: 2021-06-02 - explore

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Diana: 2021-06-02 - explore

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Bob: 2021-06-02 - explore

There's a way to get a canoe through here, but it's tricky.

In search of Arethusa bulbosa

(photo by Diana: 2021-06-02 - explore

The way home.

Arethusa bulbosa day trip (canoe) Dragon's Mouth orchid Swamp-pink

Laurentian Hills