Treasures of the Forest: A Study of Local Terrestrial Orchids
In the middle of winter, take an afternoon to think about spring! Connecticut is home to more than 70 species of terrestrial orchid, many of which go unnoticed. Join Deb Field for a look into two common local species, the pink lady slipper and the downy rattlesnake plantain orchid. Deb Field spent the 2017 growing season studying the distribution of these plants on a local Joshua's Trust property as part of her Master Naturalist certification, will be continuing to collect data and lead a series of walks on the property in 2018.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.