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.
Special guest speaker, Dr. Catharine Mannion will speak on the subject of “Insect and Mite Pests of Orchids.”
Catharine is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist with the University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC). She is responsible for developing a research and extension program on integrated pest management of ornamental plants with an emphasis on invasive pests. Her research has focused on the biology and management of several introduced pests such as whiteflies, scales, thrips and weevils. Catharine received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, a M.S. degree in Entomology from North Caroline State University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from University of Florida.
We believe 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.