Back in the mid 1990s I was working up in the Cariboo near Big Lake helping to do research on a Forestry study. We were staying on a small lake (whose name I've forgotten) within the UBC Research Forest. Anyway, being a bit of a Botanist and someone who likes nothing better than hiking about looking for and observing interesting plants, I went for a walk around the lake (and nearly had a run in with a Grizzly â€“ but that's another story!). Anyway, as I walked, looking all around me, but mostly groundwards at whatever plant life could be seen, I happened to notice what I thought was an intense blue violet under the understory. I got down to examine it more closely to discover instead, that it was a specimen of Calypso bulbosa, but one of an intense blue colour. There are supposedly no blue orchids in North America outside of the Florida Panhandle, including Hawaii, so I was rather surprised. At the time, I didn't really have the time or the opportunity to look for a colony of these plants, just in case there might be one nearby of which this was an outlier, and I always intended to go back there someday to find out. Alas, that has so far not happened. I am curious to know if anyone else has encountered any blue fairy slippers.