For December, MAW welcomes Lynnaun Johnston, a Phd candidate at Northwestern University who specializes in the symbiotic relationship between orchids and fungi. That's correct, orchids and fungi are best of friends, and Lynnaun will explain all of this in his presentation on the ghost orchid (Dendrophylax Lindenii), a fragrant flower of rare beauty found in a few places around the Caribbean.
If you'd like to see some orchids a little closer to home, a few of the most commonly found ones in the mid-Atlantic include the exquisite Showy Orchid; the Pink and Yellow Lady Slippers; the Crane-fly Orchid - which someone apparently thought resembles this; and the Downy Rattlesnake Plantain - which someone apparently thought looked like this, or this, or a little both.
If you're interested in participating in a carpool, as either a driver or passenger, please go to the carpool application to try to find other participating MAW members.
Nobody sees a flower - really - it's so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
Georgia O'Keefe - History's most famous painter of flowers.