Montana Outdoors

July 5, 2017

The mystery of the disappearing orchid.

Filed under: White-tail deer, Wildflowers — montucky @ 10:03 pm

Yesterday, in some thick brush not far from my house, I found an orchid of this species, but a larger and nicer specimen. I left it alone, meaning to photograph it in a few days when all of the blossoms were fully open and it would display all of its beauty. When I went to check its progress this morning, I found that it had disappeared under very suspicious circumstances; but there was a track…some tooth marks on a stem…


And on the grass beside the house later in the day… a prime suspect…

Whitetail deer

It really is orange

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:13 am

Orange Hawkweed

Orange Hawkweed

Orange Hawkweed ~ Hieracium aurantiacum

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