2017 Events at a Glance
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The Orchids of Palm Beach County
Chuck McCartney is a fourth-generation South Floridian who has been a life-long orchid enthusiast. In the 1980s, he worked as an editor for the American Orchid Society and has written numerous articles on orchids for AOS publications as well as for California’s Orchid Digest, England’s Orchid Review and publications of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Florida Native Plant Society. His special interest is the wild orchids of his native South Florida as well as the Southern Appalachians. We are thrilled to have him as our April 18th speaker!
Twenty-six orchid species have been verified as growing in natural areas, roadsides and lawns in Palm Beach County. Orchid/wildflower enthusiast and amateur photographer Chuck McCartney will discuss and illustrate these in his program. This number includes four non-native species that have become naturalized in the county. Chuck will also talk about a few other species that may be lurking out in the wilds of the county, waiting for some intrepid orchid explorer to discover and verify them.