Friday, June 27, 2008

Box turtle

This Eastern Box Turtle seemed to be enjoying the pleasant summer afternoon.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wild orchid

Michigan's bogs have a number of unusual plants, including carnivorous ones. Orchids don't eat meat but they are beautiful enough that collectors threaten their existence. Many are protected by state and federal laws.

The Snake's Mouth orchid, or Rose Pogonia, [Pogonia ophioglossoides] is blooming now.