FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Gerry Wright, Founder and President

Telephone: 617-524-7070

Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com

TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370

www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

Friends of Jamaica Pond

History and Annual Park Keeper Award

Frederick Law Olmsted a one-man play by Gerry Wright

Nature's Class Room: Environmental Education Projects

Environmental Research Projects

Forestry Protection Projects

Emerald Necklace Bird Club

Volunteer Stewardship Program

Calendar and Meetings and Press

Memberships and Donations

Links and Resources

Contact and Email Info

 
"Let it be not for present use and delight alone, but let it be of such a work that our descendents will thank us for it."
Frederick Law Olmsted

Nature's
Class Room:

Environmental
Education
Projects

Jamaica Pond's Albino Gray Squirrel

Great Horned Owls

Red Tailed Hawks


Butterflies and Dragonflies

Emerald Necklace Wildflowers

Pink Lady's Slipper

Great Blue Herons

Emerald Necklace Fungi (Coming Soon)


Emerald Necklace's

Pink Lady Slippers

"Moccasin Flower"


  • Pink Lady’s Slippers are wild orchids.
  • Usually a single large pink flower blooms May-July.
  • Flower stem grows 6-15 inches high from stemless plants of two opposite basal leaves.
  • It takes many years for the first flower to bloom. Plants can live over 20 years.
  • Lady’s Slippers orchid seeds do not have any stored food and require a symbiotic relationship with a Rhizoctonia Genus fungus in order to grow. The fungus feeds the young plant and then receives nutrients from the adult orchid roots and tubers.
  • Lady’s Slippers have no nectar. Bees enter through slits in the front of the scented flower, but can only escape by passing the stigma through exit holes. The bee will pollinate the flower if it has visited other Lady’s Slippers in search of nectar.
  • Wild orchid roots and tubers were used as folk medicines in the 1800s.
  • Pink Lady’ Slippers grow in a variety of habitat, but require acidic soil plus the special fungus to grow.  It is very difficult to transplant and fails 95% of the time to survive.
  • Beware! The hair and fuzz on Lady’s Slippers stems can cause a rash like Poison Ivy.


References:

NOTE:  8 x 10 matted and framed photographs are available for $100 membership donations or 11 x 17 matted and framed photographs are available for $500 membership donations to Friends of Jamaica Pond. Contact Stephen Baird at info@communityartsadvocates.org
Contact and Email Information

FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Gerry Wright, Founder and President

Telephone: 617-524-7070

Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com

TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370

www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

For translations into different languages -- Arabic, Chinese, Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish or others visit the web site: http://babel.altavista.com

Community Arts Advocates

Copyright 1999-2009 by Stephen Baird