Shenandoah National Park: Orchids of Summer

In Shenandoah National Park there are different orchids that bloom in the summer months than those from the spring. It’s always a joy to find these lovely flowers growing in the woods! Greater Purple Fringed Orchid The Greater Purple Fringed Orchid, Large Purple Fringed Orchid, or Platanthera grandiflora, is a member of the Orchid family […]

Shenandoah National Park: Bear Church Rock Part 2

Continued from Part 1 We then turned left up Jones Mountain Trail and climbed a steep incline for 0.5 miles. Crane-fly Orchid The Crane-fly Orchid, or¬†Tipularia discolor, is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae) and blooms June to September. It is the only species of the genus Tipularia¬†found in North America. It is found […]