Crow’s Nest: Found, Lost, Found Again

September 18, 2013

We’re not talking about my mind, here, though sometimes I wonder.


I found nodding ladies’ tresses orchid here for the first time in years. Above is a snapshot from my phone of the only plant I could find in one of our wet meadows. It’s probably Spiranthes cernua, but I’ll want to take a closer look as the flowers open.

Below is a scan of a 35mm slide from the last time I photographed ladies’ tresses orchid here, back in 1998—before we had a digital camera. The film was developed in September but the season (and the flower bloom) was further along that year.

Spiranthes - ladies tresses orchid - close - 269

Posted by Daniel Barringer on September 18, 2013.