prairie purple coneflower
The 16th annual Native Orchid Conference (NOC) is being held at the South Beach Casino and Resort in Scanterbury, Manitoba, June 4-8, 2017. The NOC was last in Winnipeg in 2005 when participants came to see the western prairie fringed-orchid. This time the conference...read more
Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out at the NOCI display at the MOS Show this year. Special thanks to Adam Borton and David Johannesen for helping design, develop and produce the NOCI display. It received a red ribbon in the Education Category at the Show....read more
Celebrate Canada 150! Vote for Canada’s National Flower
Did you know there is no “official” national flower for Canada? The Master Gardeners of Ontario has launched a search for a pan-Canadian flower, one that appears in every province and territory, and is not already a provincial or territorial emblem. There are three choices: Hooded Ladies Tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana), Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) and Bunchberry (Cornus candensis).
Visit the Manitoba Master Gardener Association to vote for your official national flower for Canada. Voting ends June 30, 2017.
Orchids of Manitoba, a field guide (2nd edition)
Consider giving one to the orchidiphile on your gift list!
“It is an excellent book and will provide a lot of enjoyment to those of us who love Manitoba wild plants” (Dr. Richard Staniforth, Professor Emeritus, Botany, University of Winnipeg).
“This book was applauded 11 years ago. Now the second edition is even better! If you already have the old book, . . . do you need the new edition? Absolutely!” (Paul M. Catling, Research Scientist, Agriculture Canada).
The book is now available on the Shopping page!
Native Orchid Conservation Inc.
PO Box 40057 Lagimodiere PO
Winnipeg, MB R2C 4P3
Orchid photos (slider) by Peggy Bainard Acheson and Rose Kuzina.
- 2017 Field Trips : NOCI has planned a great season of field trips for this year, revisiting some familiar sites to monitor the condition of the orchids and discovering a few new areas to assess their orchid populations. A new addition are the “Around Town” Tuesday evening excursions that will explore some urban areas. These are free and open to the public, so bring your friends along. Please note the new email address when registering for these field trips.
New on the Shop page are the orchid apps produced by NOCI. The “Light” versions for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets are available for free and include ten of Manitoba’s orchids with their descriptions, photographs and range maps. The full versions of these apps with all of Manitoba’s beautiful orchids as well as additional features and material will be available soon.