Month: August 2014

Late August Wildflowers

We are definitely over do for a new in bloom list, so today’s post is going to focus on those fabulous wildflowers that are showing off their colors. There is a lot to look at right now, and even more to come. Despite the…

Invasion of the Tree Octopus!  Hey everyone! This is Nora, the intern here at Wahkeena. Robyn will be out of town for the next couple of weeks so I will be the one discussing a new species to the preserve!  We found a Tree…

New Orchid! Yea!

  Thanks to our hawk-eyed intern, Nora, we now have a new species of orchid to add to Wahkeena’s list! Whorled Pogonia, Isotria verticillata is a native orchid that, when not in bloom looks a whole lot like Indian Cucumber Root. We’ve known that…

Orchid #7 and The Unexpected

Cranefly orchid is now in bloom. This delicate looking flower is hard to spot and hard to photograph. I was unable to get a nice shot of just one of the flowers, but I was able to get this picture… I think it shows…