My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“It would be awesome if the college could work toward building a wind generator or start investing in photovoltaics to cut our electricity bill.”
Desktop Technology Specialist David Levine

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Pink Lady's Slipper Cypripedium acaule
Orchid Orchidaceae family

A pair of oval-shaped, ridged, somewhat shiny leaves unfold to reveal a solitary flower.

Flower is a single, pink, pouch, often with "veins" showing near the pouch seam. The lady slippers growing in our area tend to be a darker pink, although the color can range from white to dark pink. I have seen many white lady slippers in the White Mountains region, but have only encountered the pink ones around our New London area.


Form/habitat:Lady Slippers may be found in dry or moist woods, and are often found growing under pines. You will often notice them growing in pairs. 6"-1'high, blooming in May.

2001 seems to be an extraordinary year for Lady Slippers, with many people reporting more flowers than usual.

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