Here’s a question: How is it that pink lady’s-slippers ever get pollinated? They have no fragrance that I can discern and offer no pollen or nectar. And yet, every now and then you can find one that’s been pollinated — by some unsuspecting poor devil, I assume, who’s been hoodwinked into thinking this beautiful blossom offers a reward of some sort. I photographed this lovely specimen with somewhat bedraggled leaves in Abbo’s Alley.
And here’s another: Why is it that white moths are often found resting on pink lady’s-slippers? Callie photographed this plant at Fall Creek Falls this spring. She’s identified the moth as a “white slant-line.” Google “image white moth on pink lady’s-slipper” and you’ll see what I mean about the moths!