The East Everglades Orchid Society meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at 7:30pm at the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Services Building, 18710 SW 288 Street, 33030.
Meetings feature a guest speaker with an enlightening presentation and a judging of orchid flowers, followed by a raffle and social time with a broad range of food and refreshments. All meetings are free and open to the public.
Prem Subrahmanyam: Florida’s Endangered Orchids
Prem will be discussing Florida’s rarest orchids, their natural habitat and their present status in a presentation that combines scientific information, anecdotes from his time in the field and award-winning photography.
He has spent some thirty years tracking down species both common and rare within the wilds of Florida, armed with his camera and a sharp eye. Many of these photographs appear, along with detailed information on Florida’s orchid species, on a website that he personally founded and maintains: www.flnativeorchids.com.
The Orchid Society believes that equipping members with knowledge empowers them to be successful in caring for, growing, showing, and propagating their orchids.
Education enables members to become accomplished enthusiasts who will not hesitate to enter their plants into orchid shows and win exclusive awards.
The Ribbon Judging is one of the highlights and a popular aspect of our meetings. It is an opportunity for members to exhibit their blooming orchids and share their growing techniques with other members.
We believe in creating an enjoyable learning environment which has several captivating facets which will keep members engaged. This includes a time set aside for refreshments and socializing.