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Treasures of the Forest: A Study of Local Terrestrial Orchids

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CFPA Headquarters - Meeting Room
16 Meriden Rd
Middlefield, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

It's the season we've all been waiting for....spring! Connecticut is home to more than 40 species of terrestrial orchids, many of which go unnoticed. Join Deb Field for a look into two common species, the Pink Lady Slipper and the Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid, which can be observed as you hike through our local forests. Deb spent the 2017 growing season studying the distribution of these plants on a local Joshua's Trust property (Hubbard Sanctuary) as part of her CT DEEP Master Naturalist certification, will be continuing to collect data and leading a series of walks on the property in 2018.

Deb Field, a self-proclaimed "tree-hugging dirt-worshipper", has been a marine & environmental science educator for  25 years. She is currently part of CT DEEP & Goodwin Conservation Center's Master Naturalist Program. As a avid day-hiker, birder, and gardener, her main goal is teaching people of all ages the importance of developing an understanding of Nature as it surrounds us. She currently lives in Chaplin, CT with her husband, 2 cats, an uncountable number of fish, and a tortoise named Djaq.

Parking Information: 
Parking available at CFPA's Headquarters, on site.
Inclement Weather: 
Inclement weather cancels
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Emma Kravet

This free event is sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).