Archive | December, 2016

POACHED ORCHID

Native orchids are a natural treasure and their survival can only be assured by educating the public about their complex life cycles and vulnerability. Removing them from their native habitat almost invariably results in their death. By helping to distribute the following post, we can hopefully deter this behavior from happening in the future.

Parks Canada is asking for the public’s assistance in solving the following crime at Fathom Five National Marine Park:  Between 2 June and 10 June, 2017 a culturally significant and locally rare species of orchid was removed from Flowerpot Island. It is believed this Large Round-Leaved Orchid, Platanthera orbiculata, had been specifically targeted for its rarity.  This particular plant had been present in the Park for over a decade and was utilized by Parks Canada staff for educational purposes.  Anyone with information on this or other violations should contact Parks Canada Dispatch at 1-877-852-3100. More…

orchid-gami

holiday-orchid-gamiThe holidays of December offer a great opportunity to gather the family and share holiday traditions — lighting candles, baking cookies, trimming the tree. This year we suggest a new tradition, orchid-gami.

We have completed designs for 25 of our native orchids and each day in December we will add one of the orchids here for you to download. We encourage you to be creative and find innovative ways to use these orchids — not just on gifts or the tree — these orchids would be right at home on your holiday table! Have fun with the family then explore the Go Orchids web site to learn more about your holiday orchid. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your holiday creations.
Go to the orchid-gami countdown!