Meet: Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center Time: 9 AM
Alternative Meeting place: Northland Dairy Bar in Berlin rte 16 Time: 10:15 AM
Bring lunch and fuel up your car ahead of time. The cost for the program, Orchids of the Valley Three is $10m and $15 nm
Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 603-447-6991.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is pleased to have botanist, orchid enthusiast Paul Martin Brown lead a third Tin Mountain orchid trip this season on Sun, August 1. Paul will take participants to the northern reaches of the White Mountain National Forest to the Killkenny Range in West Milan. Orchid enthusiasts will start by way of Dummer and Rt. 16 to see the hooded ladies’-tresses, Spiranthes romanzoffiana, and then cut across to drive the Bog Dam Loop Road in search of a variety of showy orchids including large stands of the purple fringed orchids, Platanthera grandiflora, and scattered plants of club-spur orchid, Gymnadeniopsis clavellata, and slender ladies’-tresses, Spiranthes lacera. For those who wish we will return via 302 through Twin Mountain and Crawford’s Notch for several other species of fringed orchids. This is a full day trip to a beautiful part of the forest that not many people visit. Participants will meet at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center at 9 AM or at the Northland Dairy Bar in Berlin on route 16 just north of town at 10:15 AM the program runs until 3 PM so it is best to bring lunch and fuel up your car ahead of time. The cost for the program, Orchids of the Valley Three is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 603-447-6991.
Paul is also leading a number of Herbarium workshops where participants search, collect, document and learn to identify plant species on the Tin Mountain property in Albany, NH. The public is welcome to attend one or all of these upcoming workshops from 10 through 3 PM on Saturday July 31, August 28, September 25 and October 9th as well as on Tuesday nights from 4 through 7:30 PM August 10, Aug 28 and Sept 7. The cost for the Herbarium Project workshops are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.
Paul Martin Brown is a research associate at the University of Florida Herbarium at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida and a summer resident of Acton, Maine. He has spent over 50 years exploring the wilds of New England and much of North America in search of wild orchids. He received his M.S. from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and is the founder of the North American Native Orchid Alliance and the editor of the North American Native Orchid Journal. He contributed many treatments of genera to the Flora of North America (2002) volume on the orchids.
Paul has published Wild Orchids of the Northeastern United States from Cornell University Press in 1997, Wild Orchids of Florida in 2002, The Wild Orchids of North America North of Mexico in 2003, Wild Orchids of the Southeastern United States, North of Peninsula Florida in 2004, Wild Orchids of Florida, updated and expanded edition in 2005, Wild Orchids of the Canadian Maritimes and Northern Great Lakes Region, Wild Orchids of the Pacific Northwest and Canadian Rockies, and Wild Orchids of the Prairies and Great Plains Region of North America in 2006, and Wild Orchids of the Northeast: New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey in 2007 and A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Texas–all from the University Press of Florida. In addition Paul has authored and developed a series of laminated pocket guides to the wild orchid of the continental United States and Canada published by the University of Iowa Press.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization serving the Mount Washington Valley for over thirty years. The Nature Program Series are generously sponsored in part by LL Bean, Evenor Armington and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. To learn more about Tin Mountain Conservation Center visit www.tinmountain.org or call.