Jon Crispin's Notebook

Pink Lady Slipper / Update

Posted in Jon Crispin, Orchids, Plants, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 09/06/2017

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The pink lady slipper presence in the woods beside our house is very slim this year. I could only find 6 or 7, whereas in previous years there have been hundreds.  I’m glad a few were waiting on our return from Nepal.

I was given good news from my local ophthalmologist on Tuesday.  Dr Pratap’s work was successful; both tears are fixed and the floaters are beginning to resolve.  Thanks to those of you who reached out with your sympathy and concern.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Pink Lady’s Slipper / Red Eft

Posted in Animals, botany, Flowers, Nature, Orchids, Plants, Uncategorized, walking in the woods by joncrispin on 05/06/2016

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There are hundreds of pink lady’s slippers around the house.  We are very lucky.

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Red efts were out today as well, as it is a rainy, humid day.  These guys are tiny.

Pink Lady’s Slipper

Posted in Flowers, Orchids, rare plants by joncrispin on 24/05/2015

This springs’s batch of orchids is a bit smaller than in previous years.  I haven’t done an extensive survey, but I am guessing that there are probably about 50 of them within 100 feet of our deck.  It still amazes me that they return year after year.  I am up in the woods quite a lot, and haven’t seen any other concentrations of them.  For some reason the conditions near to the house are perfect.

Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium acaule)

Posted in Flowers, Insects, Orchids, Plants, Weather by joncrispin on 27/05/2011

A few months ago I mentioned Pink Lady’s Slippers in a post and  I have been waiting for them to show up in the woods next to the house.  We have had so much rain lately and very little sun, so I wasn’t sure if we would have a good showing.  Each year they seem to spread a bit wider and this year is no exception.  There are at least fifty within a hundred feet of our deck.  / The US Forest Service has a good description here.

They will be around for another week or so and then disappear back into the forest floor.

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