Upcoming Local Special Events
Conservation Efforts in Equatorial Guinea

Guest Speaker: Jason Ligon

6:30 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016

Huntsville Botanical Garden Butterfly House

Jason Ligon has a background in field research and horticulture. While earning his B.S. from Clemson University, he mapped invasive plants for the National Park Service at Fire Island National Seashore. He also studied and worked on the island of Bioko in Equatorial Guinea. While there he established his own method to study the abundance, distribution and habitat preference of orchids in adjacent forest to the field station of Moka, Equatorial Guinea.

Over three years at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG), Jason volunteered with the outdoor horticulture, greenhouse, and conservation teams. His favorite area was working in the tissue culture lab, growing and transplanting orchids from seed. Since June 2014, Jason has been the assistant horticulturist for the Fuqua Orchid Center at ABG. There he curates the Madagascan orchid collection and oversees seedlings maturing from the lab.
Heart Of Dixie Orchid Society
2016 Show and Sale

Holliday Inn Research Park
5903 University Drive
Huntsville AL 35806
844-537-0350

April 1, 2 & 3, 2016

HODOS Picnic - Sunday, May 15 - 12:00 PM

Green Mountain Pavilion
Madison County Nature Trail
5000 Nature Trail Road
Huntsville, AL

The Heart of Dixie Orchid Society works to promote and educate the general public on different orchid topics ranging from care to conservation.
This group meets the third monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntsville AL / Madison County Botanical Gardens in the Boeing Education Room
Questions about the Society should be directed to
President Sheila Pappas
Upcoming Meeting Dates and Programs
18 Jan 2016 AOS Webinar
Demystifying AOS Judging
15 Feb 2016 Conservation Efforts in
Equatorial Guinea

Jason Ligon of Atlanta
Botanical Garden
21 Mar 2016 Orchid Photography &
Tips for Better Pictures

Rodger Morrison
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