May 20 - Amherst Orchid Society meeting. Orchid Judge Bob Hesse will speak on Orchid Photography
June 2 - Open house at Pipiung Rock Orchids
June 24 - Amherst Orchids Society potluck at Gray’s house, Williamsville, VT
TO THE GRAY'S RESIDENCE FROM THE NORTH:
Take I-91 South to Exit 4. At end of ramp take a left. This is Route 5. Proceed 2.3 miles. Turn right onto East/West Rd. Travel 2.0 Miles to Dummerston Center. At 4 way stop signs, continue driving straight ahead. After going 2.5 miles, you will come to a covered bridge.Cross the bridge and turn right onto Route 30. Go 1.9 Miles North on Route 30. Take a left hand turn and proceed 3 miles to the Town of Williamsville. Cross Cement Bridge and take a left hand turn. Go 0.3 mile to Baker Brook Road on the right (across from the Post Office.) Go 1.3 Miles on Baker Brook Road, always keeping brook to your left. Our house is on the right and is grey with black trim. In front are signs for #260 and Baker Brook Orchids.
TO THE GRAY'S RESIDENCE FROM SOUTH:
Take I-91 North to Exit 1. (Brattleboro, VT) . At the bottom of the ramp go right. Go through 4 sets of lights. After the 4th set of lights, follow signs for Route 30. The signs will lead you around a large triangular circle. After a left hand turn at one “Corner”stay in the right hand lane. This will turn into a right-turn-only lane heading out of the circle. The road goes gently downhill through the Retreat Hospital and then opens up into Route 30.) Continue on Route 30 For 8 Miles (After 6 miles you’ll pass a covered bridge on the right.) Take the left turn to Williamsville-South Newfane. After 2 miles you will cross a cement arch bridge. Take a left at the end of the bridge. You are now in Williamsville. Go past the Fire House/General Store on the right to the post office (Red with white trim).Go right on Baker Brook Road for 1.3 miles, keeping the brook on your left. Our house is on the right and is grey with black trim. In front are signs for #260 and Baker Brook Orchids
June 29 - July 8 J & L summer sale
July 15 - Amherst Orchid Society Meeting at Roger West’s in Conway, MA
August 19 - Amherst Orchid Society Meeting at Keith Tibbetts House in Windsor, MA
September 8 - NHOS focus on Phals, Bedford, NH (www.phal.org)
September 9 - NENYOS Focus on Phals Day with Northeastern New York Orchid Society, Ballston Spa, NY (www.phal.org)
October 12-14 - First annual Orchid & Tropical Plant Show and Sale, Berkshire Community College. Show and sale Sat. 9 AM -5 PM; Sun 10 AM -3 PM
October 21 - Amherst Orchid Society meeting. Free plants to anyone joining or renewing membership.
Novermber 18 - Orchid Travels in Ecuador - Jean Stefanik presentation will be featuring 4 varied trips to Ecuador in recent years. There are approximately 45,000 orchid species in the world, with over 4000 in Ecuador, many of which are endemic -- found only there. Her travels include eco-volunteering at several orchid reserves, stays at Ecuagenera, and orchid viewing in native habitats including cloud forests, Amazonia, high paramo, dry lowlands, and the Galapagos. Understanding where and how different species grow in nature is key to more successful growing strategies. Jean is an AOS accredited judge, travels extensively, and especially enjoys learning about orchids in their native habitats regionally and worldwide.
First Saturday of each month – Northeast Regional Judging, Tower Hill, Boylston MA.