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Then and Now - The Heritage of Inverness County Jim St.Clair - Quiet long time residents

Time to visit in the woodland glades
    As we welcome the summer season and say goodbye to any threat of frost (we hope), it is time to go to visit our long-time residents, the very colourful members of the orchid family, the Moccasin flower or Lady’s Slipper if you prefer. They have also been called Venus’s Shoes and Steeple Cap.
    Quietly, through the millennia, they have nodded in the breezes after emerging oh so quickly from the moist ground where so many of them like to reside. Have you gone to say “hello” and enjoy their very green leaves and well-formed blossoms, white or yellow or even some pinkish red examples.

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