When we think of orchids, most of us first imagine plants with lush flowers decorating windowsills of many homes. However, these are far from all orchid species, as we now know around 28,000 species. Most of them thrive in tropical regions of our Earth, but some of them are also found in central Europe, Slovenia.

Slovenia is home to approximately 80 species and subspecies of these interesting plants. Half of all Slovenian orchids can be found in Notranjska Regional Park and many species associated with humid environments thrive in the area of intermittent Lake Cerknica.