Hunting for orchids is not an easy adventure. Sometimes the location is chosen from old records and the last time someone saw lady slippers there was 50 years ago. A lot can happen over 50 years, trees grow, roads are built, pollutants multiply.
All it really takes is mention that there might be orchids there, and that’s enough for me to attempt a hunt. I have attempted to find orchids twice this year in Syracuse, I haven’t found anything yet but I’m not giving up.