Ghost Orchids – Wendy Mazuk

Next Meeting: Monday, April 8, 2019

photo of Ghost Orchid
The Ghost Orchid – Dendrophylax lindenii – Photo ©Keith Davis, via the AOS

Our speaker for April will be Wendy Mazuk, who will present “Ghost Orchids.” Ghost orchids are native to Florida and Cuba, where they exist in limited geographic habitats under specialized conditions. They have come into cultivation in home orchidists’ collecitons in recent years, as their propagation from seed and subsequent specific growing requirements have become better known.

As a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Wendy assisted in conducting a research project on surveillance of the Ghost Orchid on a seasonal basis. Having a special interest in orchids for the past several years has served as a catalyst for this study.

Raised in South Florida, Ms. Mazuk has always had a special interest in the Everglades, different Florida ecosystems & anything relevant to outdoor environmental concerns. She has done field work with biological monitoring of wildlife, invasive plant removal & tree planting. She has volunteered with The Center for Environmental & Sustainability Education at FGCU & at several orchid shows including Broward Orchid Supply, farmers markets & art shows.

We will be taking Wendy out to dinner before the meeting – plans are not yet complete.

The Beginner’s Meeting will start at 6:00 p.m., the main meeting begins at 7:15pm.

Orchids 101 – April 8th, 2019

Topic: TBA. The Beginners’ Meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Yiddish Center Room at the JCC.

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