The Long Island Orchid Society meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month.

Knights of Columbus, Joseph Barry Council 2520
45 Heitz Place, Hicksville, NY 11801

(The venue is approximately a 10 to 12 minute walk [0.6 mile] from the LIRR Hicksville Station)

 

 

Culture Corner is at 7:30 pm and the meeting starts at 8:00 pm sharp.

Click HERE to fill out and print a show table entry card.

2017 Calendar

December 14 LIOS Meeting and Auction

Each member should bring in a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert) large enough for at least 6 people. LIOS will provide the wine, beer and soda, along with the paper goods. The dinner will begin at about 6:30pm with the auction starting at 7:30-7:45.

For the December Special Show Table bring your best plant (one only please) for a chance to win The Claire Buschel Memorial Award Prize.
(For our new members: a show table entry should be an orchid that you have brought into bloom not a flowering plant you recently acquired.)

Bring Orchid Loving Friends--All plant sales help pay for the speakers we have at our meetings each month, so let’s be generous and get great plants & great programs in return! The auction features flower photos & culture notes on the big screen so you can learn how to grow each orchid from our master auctioneer & orchid guru Rich Heeseler!

No Culture Corner.

 

2018 Calendar

January 11 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Marc Hachadourian, New York Botanical Garden
Topic: TBD
February 8
    LIOS Meeting
    Speaker: Dennis Whigham, PhD
    Senior Botanist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
    Founding Director, North American Orchid Conservation Center
    Topic: Native orchids – ecology and conservation

    The ecology of plants has been Dennis Whigham’s primary interest and his research has resulted in journeys through forests, fields and wetlands around the world. Explorations have lead to studies of woodland herbs – including orchids, vines, wetland species, invasive species and studies of forests in the tropics, temperate and boreal zones. In recent years, studies of interactions between orchids and fungi have lead in new and exciting directions. Whigham’s current research projects focus on the role of wetlands associated with juvenile salmon habitat in Alaska headwater streams; the rarest terrestrial orchid in eastern North America; and an invasive wetland species that is rapidly expanding across the country. His current passion is to establish the North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC), an initiative of the Smithsonian and the United States Botanic Garden. NAOCC’s mission is to secure the genetic diversity of native orchids for future generations. The NAOCC model for orchid conservation is based on public-private collaborations and there are currently more than forty collaborating organization distributed across the continent from Florida to Alaska.

    Whigham obtained an undergraduate degree from Wabash College and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He joined the Smithsonian in 1977. Whigham and his collaborators have published more than 250 articles in journals and books and he has co-edited 10 books.

    One of the best periods Whigham had during his 40+ years at the Smithsonian was as a Visiting Scientist and Special Professor in Utrecht University. During those times, collaborations and friendships developed that resulted in projects, co-authorships, and many enjoyable times on both sides of the Atlantic.
March 8

LIOS Meeting
Speaker: J & L Orchids
Topic: TBD

April 12 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Francisco Miranda, Miranda Orchids
Topic: TBD
May 10 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: Carri Raven-Reimann, Orchidphile
Topic: Growing in sphagnum moss
June 1-3 Long Island Orchid Festival 2018

The Long Island Orchid Society
in conjunction with
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
presents the first annual

Long Island Orchid Festival 2018
Orchids and Vendors from Around the World
9 AM to 5 PM

Planting Fields Arboretum
State Historic Park

Conference Center
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Admission is Free
(Planting Fields Arboretum Parking $8 per car)

June 14 LIOS Meeting and Auction

Each member should bring in a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert) large enough for at least 6 people. LIOS will provide the wine, beer and soda, along with the paper goods. The dinner will begin at about 6:30pm with the auction starting at 7:30-7:45.

For the June Special Show Table bring your best plant (one only please) for a chance to win a gift.
(For our new members: a show table entry should be an orchid that you have brought into bloom not a flowering plant you recently acquired.)

Bring Orchid Loving Friends--All plant sales help pay for the speakers we have at our meetings each month, so let’s be generous and get great plants & great programs in return! The auction features flower photos & culture notes on the big screen so you can learn how to grow each orchid from our master auctioneer & orchid guru Rich Heeseler!

No Culture Corner.
July 12 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
August 9 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
September 13 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
October 11 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
November 8 LIOS Meeting
Speaker: TBD
Topic: TBD
December 13 LIOS Meeting and Auction

Each member should bring in a dish (appetizer, main course, or dessert) large enough for at least 6 people. LIOS will provide the wine, beer and soda, along with the paper goods. The dinner will begin at about 6:30pm with the auction starting at 7:30-7:45.

For the December Special Show Table bring your best plant (one only please) for a chance to win The Claire Buschel Memorial Award Prize.
(For our new members: a show table entry should be an orchid that you have brought into bloom not a flowering plant you recently acquired.)

Bring Orchid Loving Friends--All plant sales help pay for the speakers we have at our meetings each month, so let’s be generous and get great plants & great programs in return! The auction features flower photos & culture notes on the big screen so you can learn how to grow each orchid from our master auctioneer & orchid guru Rich Heeseler!

No Culture Corner.