Upcoming June Speaker: Native Orchids and their Habitats – Jen Modliszewski!

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Upcoming June Speaker: Native Orchids and their Habitats – Jen Modliszewski!

At our next monthly meeting, we are excited to welcome one of our own TOS Members, Jen Modliszewski, who will be speaking on A Photographic Perspective of the Native Orchid Species of North Carolina (and beyond!)

Jen is an amateur photographer with a passion for plants, which began in her parent’s
vegetable garden and the shaded forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  In 2005, her and her
husband, Neil, began a quest to document the native orchids of the Carolinas.  Jen utilizes
macro photography, because the splendor of most native orchids is difficult to appreciate with
an unaided eye.  Jen obtained her B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University in
horticulture and botany, and her Ph.D. in evolutionary genetics from Duke University.  After a
brief stint at UNC, she is now back at Duke, working in the Center for Genomic and
Computational Biology.  She is the mom of two sweet boys who are sometimes interested in
orchids and gardening.   You can check out her work on Flickr.

A very special thanks to our two GOLD speaker series sponsors for this month:

  • Atlantic Gardening Company
  • Dr. Harry Gallis