Friday, April 8, 2016
Western Fairy Slippers near Mount Hood
We were in the area of Mount Hood doing some hiking and sight-seeing and found a few Western Fairy Slippers on one of the hikes. They appeared to be just starting to bloom there at lower elevations and there were not many of them. The Western Fairy Slipper, as we've noted before, is found only west of the Rockies and especially in the Cascades of Washington, Oregon and California. Its mahogany lip markings and white beard are distinctive.