Four years ago my neighbor turned a patch of his Woodland into pasture land. At that time I noticed the cattle were eating showy lady slipper orchids. I asked permission to rescue a small bunch and was given the okay. I dug up 3 stalks in a clump and transferred them near my house in a bed I prepared for them. Each year they have expanded and this year there are over forty blossoms on the bunch. The remaining lady slippers in the pasture have vanished, eaten into Oblivion by the cattle and deer.