prairie purple coneflower



spotted coral-root


The Native Orchid Conference – a review by Jim Fowler

The Native Orchid Conference held here in Manitoba was a resounding success according to its participants - some were seeking out orchids they never saw before, it did not rain at all, everyone made it out of the bogs and fen with camera gear intact, and the seminar...

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The Ram’s-head Lady’s-Slipper

"The wild orchids that shouldn't be here but are anyway."  Manitoba is privileged to have the globally rare ram's-head lady's-slipper in various areas of the province, but here is an article from the Ottawa Citizen that discusses the masses of these orchids that are...

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The Final Three “Around Town” Field Trips of 2017

Join NOCI for its final field trips of the season. These Tuesday “Around Town” excursions are free and open to the public. For details, please register at .

July 15 – St. Vital Park to search for the broad-leaved helleborine orchid, a species that was introduced to North America in 1879.

August 8 – Wildwood Park Community Centre – visit its restored tall grass prairie area.

August 15 – Henteleff Park – let’s explore Winnipeg’s newest park along the Red River.

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
Phone: 204-223-8209

Orchid photos (slider) by Peggy Bainard Acheson and Rose Kuzina.

Watch List

  • Join us for Prairie Day at the Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail on August 12, 2017, located 3 km. east of Tolstoi on PR 209.  Find out about the various types of animals who live in the prairie.  Learn the secrets of our salamanders and aquatic insects.  Other featured presentations will showcase a selection of native plants, prairie beetles and prairie bugs, and a keynote talk on animal encounters.  The animal ambassadors from the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre will be on hand and showcase their unique features.  There will also guided walks, bug hunting, bannock baking and more.Admission is $5.00 per adult and no charge for children.  On-site canteen (10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), BBQ lunch (11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), NOTE: only cash is accepted.All Prairie Day activities will take place rain or shine.  Contact Christie at 204-425-3229 or for more information.


Orchid Apps

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.