Monday, July 13, 2009

Rolampont ...

The Rolampont Tufière Waterfall ...
... an exceptional natural site created by the patient work of water,
which gradually calcifies plants
and has created
this step-like cascade ...

plantathera bifolia
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
EN: lesser butterfly-orchid - NL: welriekende nachtorchis
FR: orchis à deux feuilles - DE: Zweiblättrige Waldhyazinthe

... La Tuffière", a listed site.
A living biological environment

that has been active for several thousand years.
A veritable natural laboratory turning moss into "tufa".
A complex, fragile, protected ecosystem.