Rare Plant Conservation Updates from Everglades National Park, Florida

Selby Botanical Gardens, the Institute for Regional Conservation and Everglades National Park have partnered to identify, collect, propagate, and augment populations of the rarest plant species of Everglades National park. The first major outplanting of one orchid and one fern was conducted in July of 2011. A follow-up inspection in February 2012 demonstrated that half of the orchids and 1/5 of the ferns had survived. Additional outplantings will occur in July 2012.

Bruce Holst will give a lecture on the Everglades project on Wednesday, April 4th in the Great Room by the Bay.

Photo Credit: Wade Collier