COS May 9 Meeting – Cheshire

Wednesday, May 9th meeting will be held at the Cheshire Senior Center

240 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410

Topic:  Native American Orchids

Speaker:  Jean Stefanik

Jean Stefanik will be speaking on Native Orchids with a focus on the species.  Since it is almost warm it will be good to have a fresh eye on where and how to fine these native treasures.

Jean is an educator and naturalist as well as an accredited AOS (American Orchid Society) judge.    Her primary passion is for species orchids, and the habitats to which  have adapted  throughout the world.  She enjoys traveling,  photographing orchids and other plants and animals in nature, and meeting people from other cultures.    North American travels have ranged from the Arctic in Canada to California, from New England and the Maritimes, from Arizona to the Florida swamps including extremely rare ghost orchids. She has also spent several trips and many months in Costa Rica,  Ecuador, New Zealand and Australia, all including touring for orchids.   Conservation of orchids means conservation of native habitats, a theme which permeates her talks.     Jean also serves on the Boards of the Native Orchid Conference and Orchid Digest.       Jean’s talk this meeting will be “Temperate North American Native Orchids”.

Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm.