The Miami Herald has a Ghost Orchid alert! In Florida, the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has a Ghost Orchid blooming within sight of its visitor boardwalk. Earlier in the summer, this plant’s first flower buds became grasshopper snacks, but 5 new buds have survived and opened. Besides the name Ghost Orchid, this species also goes by the name White Frog Orchid, since the curves of the flower lip resemble frog legs. Corkscrew Sanctuary preserves 13,000 acres (5261 hectares) of the Everglades, including North America’s largest remaining stand of old-growth Bald Cypress. Over the summer, the sanctuary is open to visitors from 7 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
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