The Flowers... Finally!
I consider myself quite lucky to get this photo. It seems that unknown to me the deer seem to like to eat these flowers. The stalk that I had been watching for weeks is now a bare stick only 10cm high! And this one was in the sunshine. It seems the deer and I are not the only things interested in these flowers. How many little insects can you count?
''Goodyera oblongifolia'' is a species of orchid known by the common names western rattlesnake plantain and giant rattlesnake plantain. It is native to much of North America, particularly in the mountains of the western United States and Canada, from Alaska to northern Mexico, as well as in the Great Lakes region, Maine, Quebec and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.