Saturday, May 10, 2008

Annual Ladyslipper/Trillium Pilgrimage

Every spring we try to go to Thompson Wildlife Management Area to see the trilliums and the ladyslipper orchids, both of which are extremely rare around here. This time we went with Matt's dad and his friend Dottie. It was good we had a big pancake breakfast at home first (with strawberries from our garden!) because the rain was just finishing when we got to the trail. The flowers were a little droopy, but the sun came out by the end of the day.

a trio of ladyslippers, with trilliums in the background

Elizabeth, Art, and Dottie in fields of trilliums

showy orchis

more trilliums