Join Stokes Nature Center and the Bear River Land Conservancy in a search for a rare and threatened species of orchid, the Ute Ladies' Tresses Orchid (Spiranthes diluvialis) at the Mendon Meadow Preserve. We will be learning about this elusive native flower and then participating in a survey of the preserve to help track and document changes in the orchid population from year to year. Last year, volunteers observed 129 orchids during a 6-week citizen science project. This event is suitable for all ages and abilities, but wheel chairs may get bogged down in the wet grasses and soggy meadow.
Date: Saturday, August 5th
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at 9:00 am, and return by noon.
Location: Meet on the corner of W 200 N and Main St. We will be carpooling to the Mendon Meadow Preserve. Look for the big, white Stokes Nature Center Van.
What to Bring: Remember to dress for the weather and bring sun protection. We recommend packing a water bottle and snack as well. Wear comfortable clothes, and shoes that can get dirty! Boots/wet-friendly foot-gear may be recommended. The pasture can be a bit soggy at times.
Let us know to expect you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend
*Suggested Donation of $3