One way you can enjoy and protect orchids at the same time: go on a vacation to an area where they grow. Ecotourism provides jobs that encourage conservation rather than destruction of natural resources.
Get Involved with Your Orchid Society
Getting involved with a local orchid society is one of the best ways to learn more about your plants and to make new friends with the same interests.
Join The American Orchid Society
Membership in the AOS will give you a lot of information
Orchid Conservation – Seed Banks
Seed banks are a means of collecting seeds of plants to keep from losing the genetic diversity if the plant is lost in nature.
Orchid Conservation Primer
Why hobbyists should be concerned and involved in orchid conservation.
Orchid Conservation – Photographing Wild Orchids
When photographing and viewing wild orchids, please be careful!
Orchids on Facebook
Join the orchid community on Facebook. Here is a great new way to connect with friends who have the same interests as you do.
Spring Orchid Exhibits
Spring is the time to visit flower and orchid shows. Here´s a brief look at some of the biggest and best shows available.
World Land Trust and Orchids
The World Land Trust purchases rainforest land to protect both plants and animals from development. This week they have a special giving promotion including an eBay artwork auction.
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