Native Orchid Conference

2018 Conference

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The NOC annual conference is the highlight of the year for many native orchid enthusiasts.

This four day event was initiated in 2002 in North Carolina and has been held every year since. 

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647 Contees Wharf Rd.

Edgewater, MD

 July 26-30, 2018

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FIELD TRIPS WILL BE TO DELAWARE AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND AND THE HILLS AND MOUNTAINS IN MARYLAND TO THE WEST PLUS SOME LOCAL SITES AT SERC

Native Orchid Conference, Inc., P O Box 2047, Boone, NC 28607 USA
email: ncorchid@yahoo.com or nativeorchids@gmail.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday July 26 - Welcome Reception and Registration

Friday July 27 - Lectures
Saturday July 28 - Field Trips
Sunday July 29 - Lectures
Monday July 30 - Field Trips


LECTURES TO INCLUDE: 

​​Dennis Whigham - Overview of SERC and NAOCC Update

*Global Change Research Wetland Site at SERC &Tour of SERC Labs
Benny Crain (Post-doc at SERC) - New project on Palau
Jon Dunn - Orchid Summer: In Search of the Wildest Flowers of the British Isles
Jim Brighton - Maryland Orchids
Adrienne Bozic - Mt Cuba Center orchid survey project update
Melissa McCormick - Orchid/Fungal symbiosis
Blake Steiner, Adkins Arboretum - Orchid Phenology; the known, the challenges, and a call to action
Peter Zale - Longwood  Garden Orchid Project update
Jason Downing - Miami Million Orchid project