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Class: Our Native Orchids

Mt. Cuba Center
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Our region is home to over 30 species of orchids, many rare and endangered. Discover which ones you might be able to find in your backyard and learn how Mt. Cuba Center is working to preserve them and their fragile habitats. Adrienne Bozic, Mt. Cuba's Orchid Research Fellow, will describe the citizen science project designed to identify and locate native orchids throughout the state and presents the current status of their diversity and distribution based on her findings. Learn how you can help save Delaware’s vanishing orchids and take home a ladies’ tresses orchid (Spiranthes sp.) for your garden. The class fee ($40) includes cost of the orchid.

About the Instructor:
Adrienne Bozic has been working as a plant ecologist for nearly twenty years. Her passion for orchid conservation inspired her to research the ecology of several rare species in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is the Orchid Research Fellow at Mt. Cuba Center, documenting the status and distribution of Delaware's native orchids.