Houston Orchid Societies meetings are held at the First Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church/School, 1601 Sunset Boulevard, Houston TX 77005.
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July Speaker: Lisa Li - "Travels to Madagascar"
Lisa Li is back by popular demand to share her husband, Li’s and her latest birding and nature photography travels to the incredible Island of Madagascar in a presentation at our July meeting.
Lisa is an orchid hobbyist who lives in Kingwood with her family. Her interest of orchids started with frequent stops at an orchid nursery called “Orchids and Ferns” located on Bellaire almost 20 years ago. After acquiring random orchids from big-box stores, local nurseries, and mail orders, most of her acquisitions have gone to a better place. But the experience provided much needed learnings and discipline, and a few remaining orchids started to survive and bloom. Lisa’s husband, Li, a hobbyist photographer, has photographed her blooming orchids, year after year.
Their first wild orchid encountered was a patch of Cypripedium parviflorum at Jasper National Park in 2010. The love of the outdoors has brought them to many places. “It has been a delight to see orchids growing in their native environment in Pacific NW, Canada, SW China, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Jamaica, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia.”
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about the unique natural wonders of Madagascar on Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 7:30 PM at the First Christian Church & School, 1601 Sunset Blvd, Houston, TX 77005. Jay Balchan, Lisa’s good HOS friend, will be bringing plants for sale from his immense orchid collection. Jay will be donating half the proceeds to the HOS.
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