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avatar Orchids in Yosemite
March 21, 2009 02:50PM
Yosemite is home to quite a few orchid species. Here's one of them:

Corallorhiza striata


avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 24, 2009 09:32PM
Is that a close-up of the dreaded Bog Orchid?









The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 06:36AM
Cool. Where exactly did you see this? The wife is flower crazy and I HAVE
to take a picture of any flower we see just about. She says she cannot
recall ever seeing any Orchids.

This is just Lupine with a visitor:







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avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 02:33PM
bill-e-g wrote:

> Cool. Where exactly did you see this?

It was at a small stream along Highway 41:



avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 03:57PM
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 06:37AM
Me... I like Dragnflys...



We don't have as many pictures of flowers that we do the signs though.
smiling smiley





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avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 07:40AM
bill-e-g: Me... I like Dragnflys...


me, too!



avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 07:45AM
COOL! Thanks!
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 07:56AM

I'm on a roll!!









The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 08:12AM
Don't get me started... smiling smiley tongue sticking out smiley
I've spent many many hours chasing Dragonflys in Yosemite... smiling smiley

Do you have nice Green Darners? Those little buggers are on the juice
or something! They just never stop! and if they do by the time you
get to them... their tongue is out and it's ... bye bye sucka...
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 08:21AM
ok... ok... for you...

Here's Smiley:






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avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 08:31AM
What happened to the orchid discussion?
The Bog Orchid smells like sweaty feet apparently to attract flies or mosquitos (?dragonflies) for pollination. Usually those flowers with the nasty smells attract flies.





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 08:36AM
bill-e-g: Do you have nice Green Darners?

they ARE sneaky!!! No documentation!

Great pix!

B
Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 09:33AM
>What happened to the orchid discussion?

I'm blaming Bee.

and..

I'm still waiting for the "where was this taken" question to be answered...

um, I mean that Billy Goat guy is...
Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 02:45PM
Ok. Thanks. I'm missing the trail from Chinquapin to Alder Creek.
Sounds like a good reason to put it up higher on the list in the spring...
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 06:04PM
>What happened to the orchid discussion?<

>I'm blaming Bee.<

Sorry guys; I just cant seem to stay on topic...I'm really trying-- honest!

B
Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 06:10PM
>Is that one of these?

No... but that is one sweet Hopper!

"bugs" get such a bad rap... they are soooo interesting...!!

I know I have one at home... I'll put it on the dragonfly thread.
I just don't think it's a "great" picture of one. I might have had to
use some major zoom to get him.... seriously those little suckers are on
a constant sugar rush or something....
Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 06:14PM
That's a nice blue dragonfly!... haven't seen one of those!
And... thanks for not putting the "rear view" one up...
smiling smiley

(ok, it's probably gonna be there now, huh?)
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 06:14PM
Joe Schmo: No... but that is one sweet Hopper!


I think that it might even be a Locust..

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 25, 2009 10:57PM
Ok... how about one in honor of John Muir.
His beloved Cassiope:







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avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 06:42AM
Ok one more I really like.
Indian Paintbrush in Matterhorn Canyon w/
Sawtooth and Matterhorn Peak in the background.

Don't have the equipment to get everything in focus.

Scream if you want to see:
- Mariposa Lily
- Harlequin Lupine
- Red Columbine
- Red Mountain Heather
- Fireweed
- Mule Ears
- Snow Plant
- Pussy Paws
- Monkey Flower
- Shooting Star

These are fairly common in Yosemite. These are the ones I can think of...
Anyway, the Indian Paintbrush:







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avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 02:42PM
Colorfull thread. Sure beats Half Dome from Patterson.

Jim
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 03:07PM
tomdisco wrote:

> Sure beats Half Dome from Patterson.

Needs another hundred posts or so to beat Half Dome from Patterson.

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 09:54PM
>Hey! That spider belongs in the "Orchid" post!

Ok, if you insist:



avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 02:04PM
Speaking of spiders, I was at the Eleanor campgrounds a few years ago with my 3 D cell halogen airplane beacon headlamp on (it was dark) and I noticed a purple glint about 15' away. Thinking someone had lost a ring or something I took a closer look and it turned out to be the eyeballs of a spider. That's it.





Old Dude
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:16PM
eeeek>Hey! That spider belongs in the "Orchid" post!

Ok, if you insist<



Hmm, maybe I should pack up my dragonflies and move outta here.....!

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:19PM
You don't like spiders?

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:22PM
eeeek: >You don't like spiders?<

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:29PM
Relax. It was cold enough that the tarantula didn't even move int he several minutes I spend shooting him. Besides, spiders eat mosquitos!

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:35PM
eeeeek: >Besides, spiders eat mosquitos!<

Processing.....processing....

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:36PM
Bee wrote:

> eeeeek: >Besides, spiders eat mosquitos!<
>
> Processing.....processing....

What about bats?

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:39PM
eeeek: What about bats?

I LOVE bats!! I have bat boxes on the property and I go to the nature preserve and dusk to watch them chase bugs....you can hear the high pitched sonar (really!)

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:44PM
Bee wrote:

> I LOVE bats!! I have bat boxes on the property and I go to the
> nature preserve and dusk to watch them chase bugs....you can
> hear the high pitched sonar (really!)

I stopped at Coso Junction one night on my way to Yosemite. There were moths flying around the lamps and bats were there eating them. It was the best view ever!

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:50PM
eeeek: >I stopped at Coso Junction one night on my way to Yosemite. There were moths flying around the lamps and bats were there eating them. It was the best view ever!<

There is a place up north called Feather River Lodge (Grayeagle), and one of the "attractions" is that you can sit on the veranda and watch them pour out in a line at dusk -- breathtaking! I skipped supper to watch the bats.

Pix?

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:52PM
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 26, 2009 11:57PM
eeeek: At Deep Creek Hot Springs one evening I was sitting in the water while bats flew by only a few inches from my face. That was an interesting time.


that kinda surprises me 'cause I would think that the insect population would not be so high around the HOT springs..the Yolo causeway between Sacramento and Yolo co. has thee best show in town...crowds gather to watch the show smiling smiley

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 12:03AM
Bee wrote:
> I would think that the insect
> population would not be so high around the HOT springs..

Actually I've enjoyed watching the mosquitos trying to suck blood from the hot water. smiling smiley

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 12:07AM
Eeeeek; Actually I've enjoyed watching the mosquitos trying to suck blood from the hot water. smiling smiley


thats TOO bizarre!! (the bats must be eating THEM) (yum yum)

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 06:58AM
Red Columbine in Pate Valley

on this occasion the wifey was once again irritated at me
(I'm very good at it)

and she says very sarcastically "COME ON Ansel!"
(that is her all fuzzy in the background glaring at me)







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avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 01:56PM
bill-e-g wrote:

> and she says very sarcastically "COME ON Ansel!"

Just tell her she can't call you Ansel unless you're using a view camera.

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 07:26AM
Ok.. I'm having trouble locating my "fuzzy ant" so
eeeek... please tell your fuzzy spider to not eat
the spiders in the Lupine or next to "Smiley"...

smiling smiley
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 01:57PM
bill-e-g wrote:

> Ok.. I'm having trouble locating my "fuzzy ant" so
> eeeek... please tell your fuzzy spider to not eat
> the spiders in the Lupine or next to "Smiley"...

That spider was only interested in finding a female spider. You only see them during breeding season.

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 07:32AM
Found him... no wonder... he wandered off into Henry Coe SP
near Robinson Creek and the Rooster Comb.
(kinda irritated that it's not closer up... and in better focus)

avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 08:24AM
Bill-e-g: Red Columbine in Pate Valley


Oh, what a great specimen! I am so used to the millions of Blue Columbine that you find close where I live -- the Red is great!

>and she says very sarcastically "COME ON Ansel!"<

she would probably hate my habit of "Stop the Bus!!!" on the most cliffy, twisty roads for a ......cloud pic -- 20 of 'em...bracketed!

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 05:40PM
mcondron: I took a closer look and it turned out to be the eyeballs of a spider. That's it.

This is NOT the SPIDER thread winking smiley

b
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 06:02PM
I'm sorry Bee. I was just responding to eeek's post of 03-26-09 21:54. Hey, what's that on your shoulder!!!???





Old Dude
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 06:06PM
mrcondron: Hey, what's that on your shoulder!!!???


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

B
avatar Re: Orchids in Yosemite
March 27, 2009 06:37PM
Bee wrote:

> mrcondron: Hey, what's that on your shoulder!!!???
>
>
> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*snicker*

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