Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Calypso Time

It is Calypso Orchid time.
These delicate beauties live symbiotically with specific, soil mycorrhizal fungi.  Calypso orchids are also known as Fairy Slipper or Venus Slipper orchids.  They are so sensitive to disturbance that just picking a flower will likely kill the plant.  They cannot be transplanted and they are classified as endangered in many areas of North America. 
Calypso orchids are in flower now in their favoured woodland environments.  

1 comment:

  1. Marvelous..!! Thank you for sharing these beautiful orchid photos.