Wild Butterflies of Florida

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The Search for the Cranefly Orchid

My search for Tipularia discolor – the cranefly orchid – began last fall in North Florida along the Apalachicola River, and has proven to be (at least for me) one of the most difficult and frustrating of Florida’s wild and native orchids for me to find. It goes through unusual changes throughout the year, and


Fall Orchid-Hunting in North Florida Part II

After a considerable delay, and admitting that I may not find the Downey Rattlesnake Orchid (Goodyera pubescens) this year, I will continue with this second part of my North Florida native orchid-hunting blog without having photos of it to finish it off. It is actually a blessing – as this is the only fall/winter orchid