Zenfolio | Garry Kessler | Arethusa

Created 28-May-12
Modified 28-May-12
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Arethusa bulbosa is a threatened bog orchid in Massachusetts. Sites still hosting this rare bloom are hard to find and not given out. I was fortunate to see a few flowers on this occasion.

When leaving the site, our way was blocked by a black bear. He wanted to avoid us as much as we wanted to avoid him. While he was ambling off he stirred up a ruffed grouse. She wasn't pleased to have a bear cross her path and put on a show.

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