On 24 May, 2014, Glenda Denniston located "two blooming Lady Slippers in Upper Bill's wooded area". Thank you for sharing these fantastic photos.
When we see Lady Slippers, we admire the gorgeous corkscrew petals, the "pig tails", with their strong veins and maroon-reddish color hanging over the delicate deep yellow slipper. I didn't know Lady Slippers grow in the Preserve. They remind me of our family trips to Door County at the end of the school year in the 1970's, when we saw the short Lady Slippers thriving in the ditches along side of the road, mile after mile, on the way to the Ridges.
What do Lady Slippers remind you of? And what memories do you have of other flowers you see blooming in the Preserve? Please share your story with the Friends.
I'm passionate about the Preserve. Gisela Kutzbach and contributors