Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 6, 2012: Orchid Hunt in Abineau Canyon

Despite living in Flagstaff for over 30 years, it took an article in the Arizona Daily Sun by Tom Bean to inform me that 5 different species or orchids (yes, I said "orchids!) can be found on the San Francisco Peaks.  To celebrate the beginning of my summer break,  I headed up Abineau Canyon in search of these rare flowers.  To my surprise and amazement, I found two: Spotted Coral Root and Calypso!

 Spotted Coral Root
 View of the highest point in Arizona from Abineau Canyon
Showy Jacob's Ladder 
 Healthy Aspens
New Firs on Waterline Road

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