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.
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.
Jane and I have made a couple of trips to Eshqua Bog, Hartland, VT this spring.The first on was on May 27. We had been hoping that the lady’s slippers would be in bloom, but it was too early. We did see other spring flowers.
Today’s trip was more fruitful. We not only saw two varieties of lady’s slippers,
but also other bog flowers.
The dragon flies, butterflies and a hummingbird also put in an appearance.
After this morning’s rain, Jane and I went to Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Hartland, VT, co-owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy of Vermont and The New England Wildflower Society.
They have built a boardwalk over the bog, making it handicapped accessible.
Hundreds of showy lady slippers were in bloom, a little past peak but still beautiful!
We also saw other bog plants.
Next year we will have to go earlier so we can see yellow lady slippers.