Monday, June 15, 2009

Four Reasons to Visit Cedar Bog

Today I will let the photos do the talking. Cedar Bog offers some of the most exciting plants and creatures found in Ohio, and it was a pleasure to explore with some great botanists and good friends.

Grass Pink, Calopogon puchellus an exquisite orchid. Puchellus is Latin for beautiful.

Showy Lady's-slipper, Cypripedium reginae, truly the Queen of the Orchids.

A Haploa moth, a stunning day-flier,

and a Five-line Skink. Check out the blue tail!
If you would like to see Cedar Bog in July, browse the field trip possibilities at Mid-West Native Plant Conference. See you there!


  1. Wish I coulda been there. Thanks for posting the photos.

  2. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. That Grass Pink is so graceful. Our Lady's Slipper (in the UK) is Cypripedium calceolus with a maroon and yellow flower - very rare.

  3. The Showy Lady's-slippers were starting to fade, but the Grass Pink was the first of this year's blooms. They should be looking good in the next couple of weeks.

    Orchids have amazing adaptations to fool pollinators!

  4. I'd love to see the ladyslipper...we have yellow ones in S Dakota, but the pink-and-white orchids are prettier I think. Shhh.