Despite being surprisingly busy, I needed to make some February 29th photographs for a potential future project, so here’s a dainty little surprise I spotted yesterday in the Intermountain Habitat glasshouse of the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden. There are about ten plants sprouting in the Alpine Garden, with 3 in full flower and a few in bud. Yellow fritillary or yellow bell has previously been featured on Botany Photo of the Day: Fritillaria pudica. Restating from the previous entry, pudica means “bashful”, which is a very fitting name.
Entomology resource link: “Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years“, about the rediscovery of an insect species not seen since 1920 and presumed extinct since 1950. Via NPR.