orchids but not only, 12.may.2015

May 14th, 2015 Cosmin Manci

Having some things to do in Iasi but that asked for relatively little time we decided to take a short walk also to Bârnova forest to see an impressive orchid and maybe to take some photos too … done and done.

Reached there, found the place but because of the  wind we (me, my wife Gabriela and David) just wandered a little before starting to take photos and in this time David started to give some advice about how to take photos… David hope that you are content with results of your work 🙂 . Proof in the next photos taken by Gabriela with phone.

David showing what and how to photo :) up and down

Four species of orchids were found and few photos can be seen here. More photos can be seen at the page of each species, linked at each name.
Sword-leaved Helleborine – Cephalanthera longifolia

Cephalanthera longifolia Cephalanthera longifolia

An almost invisible orchid in the green of forest European Common Twayblade – Neottia ovata (=Listera ovata)

Neottia ovata Neottia ovata

The Lady Orchid – Orchis purpurea … a species that I have found a lot this year in the area but not seen it until now !!!

Orchis purpurea Orchis purpurea

And last one, target of the day the only one, the amazing one … Lady’s-slipper Orchid – Cypripedium calceolus !!!!!

Cypripedium calceolus Cypripedium calceolus

Off course that also looked after some insects but in that small amount of time not much to be found but still, a nice female of Saturnia pyri was on a branch and an anthribid, Platystomos albinus on a tree.

Saturnia pyri Platystomos albinus

That is all for now !!!