Eshqua Bog 6/14/21

This morning Jane and I took our annual trip to Eshqua Bog in Hartland, VT to see the showy lady slippers. They didn’t disappoint.

Showy lady slipper
A clump of showy lady slippers.
lady slipper bud

There were other bog flowers like water avens, Indian cucumber root, and false hellebore (not shown).

Water avens.
Indian cucumber root

The birds were singing all around us.

Veery

Eshqua Bog 6/23/2020

Yesterday we made our annual pilgrimage to the Eshqua Bog, a fen in Hartland, VT. The showy lady slippers were in full bloom.

Showy lady slipper. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 6/23/2020
Showy lady slippers. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 6/23/2020

We also saw other flowers.

Water avens. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 6/23/2020
Bog orchid. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 6/23/2020
Virginia raspberry. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 6/23/2020

Eshqua Bog 6/29/19

Jane and I took our annual pilgrimage to Eshqua Bog in Hartland, VT this morning after a rains to see the showy lady slippers and the other early summer bog flowers. I have never seen as many lady slippers as this year nor as many ferns.

Eshqua bog 2018

Jane and I visited Eshqua Bog, a local fen with rare wild flowers, twice this year, at the beginning and towards the end of the showy lady’s slipper season.

Showy lady’s slipper. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 6/14/18

Showy lady’s slippers. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 7/3/18

Pitcher plant. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 7/3/18

Jack in the pulpit. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 7/3/18

Water avens. Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT 6/14/18

Eshqua Bog

On June 29, Jane and I took our annual pilgrimage to Eshqua Bog in Hartland. The showy lady slippers were plentiful.

Showy ladyslippers –Eshqua Bog, Hartland,VT 6/29/17

Showy ladyslippers –Eshqua Bog, Hartland,VT 6/29/17

We also found other bog flowers.

White bog orchid –Eshqua Bog, Hartland,VT 6/29/17

Water avens –Eshqua Bog, Hartland,VT 6/29/17