Orchids (Calypso Bulbosa) are a beautiful orchid native to the forests of the Pacific
Northwest. They grow in rich soils in thick forests and depend on soil fungi for providing nutrients. Each individual fairyslipper has
only one leaf and one blossom. These orchids depend on pollination by deception
in that they lure insects to visit their deliciously perfumed blossoms, but no
reward of nourishing nectar is provided. They also attract photographers and botanical
enthusiasts like myself and my good friend Lorien Inksong. We get the reward of
taking home some nice photos to share here.