"Wild Orchid Man: In the Ghost Orchid Swamp" Film Screening and Q&A

Featured04jan1:00 pm3:00 pm"Wild Orchid Man: In the Ghost Orchid Swamp" Film Screening and Q&ATwin lakes park, 6700 clark road, Sarasota, FL 342311:00 pm - 3:00 pm TypeMovieCostFree

Event Details

Watch the “Wild Orchid Man” track down the elusive ghost orchid in the Everglades, and then jump into a Q&A session.

The adventure committee of the UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sarasota County cordially invites you to to join us for our armchair adventure, as “Wild Orchid Man” Stig Dalström and his videographer, Darryl Saffer, continue their search for wild orchids. Register early through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com to save your seat and receive notice of any changes.

In this adventure, “The Wild Orchid Man: In the Ghost Orchid Swamp,” Dalström and Saffer trek deep into the heart of the Everglades to Florida’s wildest swamp, the Fakahatchee, in search of the rare ghost orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii. Learn key facts about this and other orchids, as well as information about this amazing and vital ecosystem, home to swarms of mosquitos, alligators and snakes, poison ivy and fierce storms that seem to guard the orchids hiding there.

This event offers two continuing education units (CEUs) for Master Gardener Volunteers.

Registration for this popular program will be offered only through ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com., with seating limited to 100 (60 Sarasota County Master Gardener Volunteers plus 40 general public/guests). The event is free to Sarasota County Master Gardener Volunteers, and $10 per individual for others. Funds raised help defray speaker fees and support the Master Gardener Volunteer adventure committee bus trip.

For questions or further information, please call 941-861-5000 or email sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu.

Note: This program is scheduled for the large conference room at Extension’s Twin Lake Parks office. If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-5000 or sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu.

NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.


Type: Attend an Event

Topic: Nature, Water

Organization: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County



(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Twin lakes park, 6700 clark road, Sarasota, FL 34231


UF IFAS Extension Sarasota County

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County partners local, state and federal resources to provide education.
(941) 861-5000 Twin Lakes Park, Green Building, 6700 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL, United States, Florida

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