To the Editor:
I once thought that orchids grew only in the tropics such as Hawaii. A few years ago I was invited to a bog in northern Minnesota. While there we saw at least five varieties of orchids, pitcher plants and fly traps.
I also learned that not all of our orchids need bogs. There are prairie varieties and now I saw the woods variety growing not far from where I live.
It pays to be inquisitive and explore new areas and at different times of the year. Good hunting.