Was just walking through a forest in Nandi Hills where I came across this little green person clinging to a moss-covered tree. At first I walked by, then noticed the flowering spike and peered in for a closer look. Using a hand-lens loop magnifying glass, I saw that they tiny flowers of this orchid were as gorgeous and colourful as that of many other tropical species. It was so interesting, that I decided to sketch it and share it here.
A closer view of the flower revealed the most intricate arrangement of petals, and a strange deep red-purple ‘lip’ with a fringe of translucent hairs. Truly worth a closer look!
I hope that you will continue to read the blog and spare a moment for the small, but nonetheless important and beautiful creatures, all around us!
Happy Holidays and more from the world of bugs soon!