March 9-24, 2018

Event Details

Saving Georgia's Wild Orchids
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Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location:
Atlanta Botanical Garden (1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta GA 30309)
Presenting Partner(s):
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
Topic(s):
  • Life Sciences
  • Nature & Environment
Admission:
Free

The southeastern United States is home to more than 100 orchid species. These fascinating plants are vital to healthy ecosystems, not just in rural and wild regions, but even in urban areas. Many native orchid species are on the decline due to habitat loss and illegal poaching, and so the Atlanta Botanical Garden has led a robust orchid conservation movement across the Southeast for more than a decade. Join Conservation Horticulture Manager Matt Richards as he takes an in-depth look at Georgia’s native orchids, their relationship with pollinators, and the conservation efforts to protect orchids throughout the entire Southeast.
This event is designed for adults, but is repeated during the day for a middle school audience. Mention the lecture at the front desk for free admission.

Photo credit: Brad Wilson

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