Trip Report: July 21

The greater purple fringed bog-orchid (Platanthera grandiflora) is finally blooming! I've been looking forward to it since I found the seed pods back on March 9.

Allegheny monkey-flower (Mimulus ringens) on the other hand, was a surprise. I've wanted to see it for years, and suddenly here it is! 

Side-flowering skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

I finally caught the american water-pennywort (Hydrocotyle americana) in tiny tiny bloom. I've been watching it for two months.

Ghost pipe (Monotropa uniflora)

Nathaniel spotted this little buddy. He hung out with us for hours in the shelter. I got to watch him eat a little wormy critter!