Come join us at our
February General Membership Meeting
Monday February 8th 2015
from 7:00 Pm – 8:45 PM
Harry P. Leu Gardens
CFOS is pleased to announce Prem Subrahmanyam is our guest speaker for next week.
6:30pm raffle ticket sales & silent auction
7:00pm program – Prem Subrahmanyam – Endangered Orchids of Florida.
Prem Subrahmanyam became interested in orchids at a young age in his boyhood home in Tallahassee, Florida. This was the beginning of a life-long passion for this amazing family of plants. He soon located native orchid species growing in wild areas near his boyhood home, launching a journey of discovery of Florida’s amazing native orchids, including the rare and elusive Ghost Orchid. Moving to central Florida in 2005, he has expanded his exploration to central and south Florida, where he can often be found hiking out into the wild with his wife and a few of their fifteen children in tow as photographer’s assistants.
He has spent some thirty years tracking down species both common and rare within the wilds of Florida, armed with his camera and a sharp eye, and has presented at orchid societies across the eastern United States. His presentation “Florida’s Endangered Orchids” surveys some of the rarest and most endangered orchids in Florida, their habitats, habits, and current status. His presentation combines scientific information, award-winning photography, and stories from the field that are sure to educate and entertain.
Prem’s photographic prints, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and greeting cards will be available. Credit cards accepted.