Orchids of Michigan
“Orchids” is being presented on March 3rd, 2010. The Orchid Family is the largest family of flowering plants. They occur on every continent except Antarctica. There are 55 species currently grow in Michigan. Don Drife, Nature Society botanist, grew up in an orchid hunting family and has been studying and photographing orchids in Michigan for many years. He took his first orchid picture 35 years ago and has spent time in the field studying natural history with people like Walter Nickel, Paul Thompson, and George Thomson. Don and his wife, Joyce, pursue orchids together. Come and join Don to learn what makes orchids unique among flowering plants and what habitats they can be found in. This talk will highlight the diversity of orchid species that occur in Michigan.
This event will be held at 7:30pm in the Royal Oak Middle School (709 N Washington - Between 11 Mile Rd & Catalpa). Check the Royal Oak Nature Society Web site for other exciting speaker programs.