June 18th Saturday – Hike into Black Creek Bog to see Native Orchids.
We will primarily be looking for Cypripedium reginae plus other orchids. The bog is an alkaline, sphagnum peat bog, dominated by black fir in a late successional stage of development.
The cattails are now invading and will smother the cypripediums. There are also many ferns and mosses, sundews, (bear and deer droppings), pink pyrolas, and twinflowers.
This will be a long day starting in Sprakers, NY. We will gather at 9:30 a.m. and proceed on our adventure. There are several motels and B&B’s in the area, or camping in the field of Thyme.
Make sure to bring wet-able shoes, sandals or boots, Insect repellant, hat, long sleeves, and a high collar shirt and long pants. Plus of course your camera.
There will be a stop in the afternoon at Paul Serano’s, a former orchid enthusiast who now runs the family African violet business, Lyndon Lynon Greenhouses.
Please contact Cheryl Mizak ASAP if you are interested or need more information. CMizak@alcher.com