March 1 Meeting

MEETING PLACE CHANGE:  We are back at the Garland Senior Center (600 West Avenue A, Garland, TX 75040) this month as the Harrington library is being used for early voting. 
We meet at 2pm with Orchids 101 starting at 1:30.

Stephanie Varnum has been a Texas Master Naturalist since 2002 and has volunteered as part of a Citizens Science Project for 16 years doing an annual survey of native orchids in Texas. She will be giving an overview of the many species of wild orchids that grow here. They range from moderately common to extremely rare and critically endangered.  Come and hear how you can help with this annual survey! Starting this year, the survey has been adopted as GNTOS’s volunteer education opportunity.
We will have our usual raffle and table judging after the presentation.

Orchids 101 will be led by Kathi at 1:30.

February 2 Meeting

Karl Varian, a Society member and student judge with the Dallas Judging Center, will be speaking on yellow cattleyas. Karl became a student judge in 2016. He has been growing orchids since 1960 and his collection is a collage of warm and intermediate growing orchids. We will be having our usual table judging and raffle after the presentation. Remember, we are meeting at the Harrington Library, 1501 18th St., Plano, TX 75074.

Orchids 101 will be at 1:30pm with Lorna leading the discussion.