Orchids of Illinois

Daily Herald report
Updated 8/29/2021 5:01 PM

Lake-to-Prairie chapter of Wild Ones, in cooperation with Fremont Public Library, is hosting an online program on orchids from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7. Kathleen Garness, a scientific illustrator, will conduct a virtual tour of native orchids and discuss their habitats, care and preservation. Garness is a monitor for Plants of Concern, the Chicago Botanic Garden's rare plant program. Illinois is home to more than 50 species of native orchids. Most are rare and many are listed as threatened or endangered. Registration is required at https://www.fremontlibrary.org/event/5405158.

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