Featured — Fakahatchee Strand

  • Yellow Helmet Orchid Polystachya concreta

    Yellow Helmet Orchid Polystachya concreta

    Go OrchidsSummer rains feed the Fakahatchee, filling the swamp that supports a variety of epiphytic orchids like this blooming yellow helmet orchid.
    ©Larry W Richardson

  • Cigar Orchid Cyrtopodium punctatum

    Cigar Orchid Cyrtopodium punctatum

    Go OrchidsCigar Orchids were once abundant, growing high in trees above the cypress swamps in southwest Florida. Logging in the 1930s and 40s, poaching, swamp drainage, and more recently, devastating freezes, have taken their toll on populations.
    ©Larry W Richardson