Butterfly Orchids (Encyclia tampensis) in full bloom in early June along the Myakka River.
Great place to see and photograph these dainty orchids is the trail along the river in Sleeping Turtles Preserve.
Almost every oak has orchids....it's hard to decide whether to look up at them...or down at the scenic Myakka River
Wild and Scenic....an official designation, but quite obvious to any observer.
Some different colors....pink, yellow. Are they different species I wonder?
Early rains and everything looks great.
Another great spot is Myakka River State Park.
Lots of wild orchids in Florida.
Olivia with her "I see orchids" happy face!
Sleeping Turtles is a great place any time of the year. Check it out and take a walk.