Native Orchid's Guestbook

Name: Liis Veelma <>
Date: 2005-09-15
Just bought the new book. It is magnificent...beautiful and informative. Not sure I would want to risk taking it in the field though. Congratulations!!!

Name: John Dyck <>
Date: 2005-08-28
It was nice meeting you guys down at the Senkiw Bridge. I would like to take you into some of the undisturbed areas along the Roseau River. I think the last 2 summers have produced some of the most prolific growth of wildflowers I heve ever seen down in that area. It seemed that every seed in the ground germinated during this wet spell. Our goal on the Crow Wing Trail in the Municipality of Franklin is to educate both locals and the tourists what a unique enviroment there is in this area of the province.



Name: Karrie <>
Date: 2005-07-18
Bojo. I have been a member of NOCI for almost 2 years now and I am always learning something new! I am very impressed with the new Field Guide to Manitoba Orchids that has just recently been published. Everyone should buy a copy! Not only is it so very useful, but all the money goes towards protecting our precious and beautiful native orchids and keeping their spirit alive. Congradulations to all the board member, volunteers, and all those who help out in any small way. Meegwetch sa ganawenim giinawind Aki Maamaa - Thank you for protecting our Mother Earth.

Name: Eva Slavicek <>
Date: 2005-07-07
Congrats. on your new Field Guide of Manitoba Orchids.
I am planning on becoming a member of your society.


Name: Audrey <>
Date: 2005-06-16
Love the site - photos and links to more info are great.
I have enjoyed the orchids of the Bruce Peninsula and the Showies at Perdun Fen.


Name: Duane Hudd <>
Date: 2005-04-27
I appreciate your vigilance in protecting wetland habitats (bogs and fens)which other habitat organizations and interest groups seem to disregard or rank sufficiently low in priority as to justify their allocation of virtually no tangible resources towards their conservation. Your work associated with Gull Lake, for example, was especially appropriate and unfortunately, entirely necessary.

Name: Hasim Kilic <>
Date: 2005-03-30
Good photos I copied especially for identification purpose
Thaks too much.
Do you have a photo archive for "asia minor" orchids ?
I am just an amateur photographer, and my big problem is


Name: Karla Kuklis <>
Date: 2005-02-21
Thank you for sharing all the NOCI projects and the spectacular pictures shared on line in your newsletter.
As a member (club librarian even)here with our local orchid society in Halifax(OSNS) , I will share some of your news on native orchids.I am now interested in making the work of local naturalists who have taken pictures of native orchids here in NS available to others ,in fact I am trying to prepare poster similar to the presentations and projects you group has been working on to take to the WOC in Dijon next month. Is anyone from you r group going too? I would love to meet anyone from there who is attending this awesome event.
PSI look forward to buying a copy of your book whenever it becomes available.
please pass my name on to anyone who may be going to WOC next month so we can chat about our Canadian orchids !!
kind regards
Karla Kuklis


Name: hasim kilic <>
Date: 2004-11-10
I am an amateur phographer from Turkey
I need a hand-book about native orchids to
use for identification. Can I download the photos
and specie names of your site or can you send me a bppk of it.
Thanks in advance


Name: David L. Carlton <>
Date: 2004-10-19
Very interesting web site.
David Carlton
Brazos Valley Orchid Society
College Station, Texas


Name: Dawn Kitching <>
Date: 2004-10-12
This website is absolutely an awesome piece of work!

Name: Richard Staniforth <>
Date: 2004-10-06
Great article on the Platqanthera hyperborea complex in Mb. ALl articles are very good indeed, as are the photographs. Keep up the good work!

Name: Helena Wiebe <>
Date: 2004-07-12
We were on our way home from the Whiteshell this afternoon, July 12/04, and saw a fairly large area in the ditch along Hwy 15 somewhere between St. Rita and Elma where there were many beautiful orchids. I was unable to get close enough to take a picture due to the water in the ditch. I had never seen this type growing in the wild before and we have been travelling this stretch of highway for many years on the way to and from the cottage. Are they commonly seen there, or is this as unusual as it seemed to us? The flowers were quite large, and white, shaped like a large ladyslipper.

Name: Connie <>
Date: 2004-07-09
I was looking for a list of protected plants in canada. Could someone help direct me?

Name: Natasha Kaminsky <>
Date: 2004-04-03
I admire, respect & appreciate the work Bud & members do. Rock on!

I have one suggestion for the website: give guests a 'take action' section so we can send e-mails/letters urging our politicians to protect endangered orchids.


Name: Allan Barry <>
Date: 2003-11-29
I enjoyed your website very much. Lots of information and beautiful pictures. I look forward to the Manitoba Orchids Field Guide.

Name: Shirley Froehlich <>
Date: 2003-11-20
I thought I would let you know. I contacted some of the websites that sell native orchids last week and discovered that DNA Gardens no longer sells the orchids.


Name: Jeannette Cole <>
Date: 2003-10-02
What beautiful photographs! Thank you Richard Reeves.

Name: VIncent Gerald Vyamana <>
Date: 2003-04-13
The site have been very useful to me as I was looking for information on orchids.

Name: Anita Moyse <>
Date: 2003-03-21
Just awsome. I really enjoyed the tour, and the wonderful research information posted on this website.

Name: Kerry Duncan McCartney <>
Date: 2003-03-17
Dear Orchid Conservation,

I work for a non-profit peace group in Calgary, Project Ploughshares. We are interested in reproducing one of your prairie crocus photographs for the brochure of a small conference we are holding in April. May we have permission if we credit the group or Eugene on the brochure?

This is also pending cost. I haven't checked with a printer to see if we can afford a photograph.

Thank you for considering my request. Kerry


Name: Steve Rodecap <>
Date: 2002-09-27
I would like any help on purchasing native orchids. Thanks ,

Name: Peter Klassen <>
Date: 2002-07-02
Hi Bud & Doris

Went to Falcon for 4 days over long weekend. Confirmed sighting of showy white 21.4 kil west of Falcon lake turn-off. Single plant in left ditch 10' from the shoulder. About 100 yds west of cross-road leading to communication tower south of east going lane. Spotted another plant south of east going lane in ditch between service road and pavement. Beautiful!

Also saw a bunch just by the East braintree turn-off.

See You Peter Klassen


Name: Yuri Korchynski <>
Date: 2002-06-18
Observed 2 specimens of yellow lady slipper blooming near LaBarierre park (June 17th/2002). Both small/not well established. Two small flowers on one, one larger flower on the other.
I have observed wild orchids in Manitoba on rare occasions in the past. I was not aware that suitable habitat existed so close to town.


Name: G. Braun <>
Date: 2002-06-07
What a great site! Never knew Mb. had so many varieties.
Looked at all the pictures, they're very impressive.
Keep up the good work. Love to see these beauties in there natural habitat. George


Name: Philip Kauth <>
Date: 2002-06-07
WE NEED ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THIS IN EVERY COUNTRY. I From Wisconsin and am trying to introduce Cypripediums.

Name: Gene Fortney <>
Date: 2002-05-30
I am very impressed with the website, it is also a very worthwhile initiative and more people should become familiar with your goals and activities.

Name: Joy Morrison <>
Date: 2002-04-12
Dear Bud: Your web site impressed me totally... I have lived in Manitoba all my days and now I learn that there all those varieties of orchids in our province! Your photographs are magnificent! I did see the orchid show and picked up some of your leaflets. I will definately join the organization and and intensely interested in the saving of the fens and the field trips. PS it is now 2 am and I have looked at every flower on your site with great admiration!!

Name: Milli Khan <>
Date: 2002-04-09
I was last at the orchid show at the Conservatory and got your pamphlet at your booth. I may be interested in taking one of the fieldtrips this summer if family time can be booked.I love the pictures of the ladyslipper varieties.

Name: Fernando Convers H. <>
Date: 2001-12-13
I can only say,
God and nature BLESS YOU!


Name: Valerie Denesiuk <>
Date: 2001-11-21
Love the babies...

Name: Kris Taylor <>
Date: 2001-10-15
Looks good!

Name: Kevin Bradbury <>
Date: 2001-08-08
Great selection of pictures. Your work is really appreciated.

Name: Marion Norman <>
Date: 2001-08-08
Very impressive. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for putting them on the internet.

Name: Danita Norman <>
Date: 2001-08-08
Hi Uncle Richard,
Saw your orchid display. Very interesting and educational.


Name: Mr. & Mrs. Fred D. Shiplack <>
Date: 2001-08-08
None at this time.

Name: Verna Campbell <>
Date: 2001-04-29
Loved the photos. Learned a lot!

Name: Bev Richards <>
Date: 2001-04-27
Very colorful site......Thanks alot...Very informative,also.

Name: Adrian <>
Date: 2001-03-08
WOnderful website!