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Winter Lecture Series: Native Orchid Ecology and Conservation

Sunday, January 26 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 26 3:00 pm


As the second largest plant family, orchids are as beautiful as they are diverse. Pennsylvania is home to approximately 55 species of orchids, several of which can be found here at BHWP. Join Dennis Whigham, PhD, senior botanist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, as we delve into the fascinating natural history and ecology of one of the most beloved plant groups.

Dennis Whigham is the founding director of the North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC). In recent years, his studies of interactions between orchids and fungi have resulted in new and exciting directions—including research involving the rarest terrestrial orchid in eastern North America. The NAOCC is an initiative of the Smithsonian Institute and the United States Botanical Garden.

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Fees: Members $10; Non-members: $15

Additional Information: Online registration for this program closes on January 24, 2020; to register after this date, please call our Visitor Center at 215.862.2924.

This lecture is part of our annual Winter Lecture Series. The series features presentations by regionally renowned experts who address a wide range of topics related to natural history, biodiversity, ecological gardening, native plants and native wildlife. All lectures are held in the Preserve’s Visitor Center auditorium. This is a very popular series, so sign up early to ensure your place. Walk-ins welcome as space permits.

Inclement Weather: If we must cancel or postpone a program, we will try to get the message out via Facebook and our website. We will try to contact pre-registrants through phone and/or email. Please check those sources before venturing out if there is doubt about the weather.