The Greater North Texas Orchid Society‘s 2015 Show featured a raffle to support habitat The Greater North The The Greater North Texas Orchid Society‘s 2015 Show featured a raffle to support habitat conservation. Four prizes were given out:
- Limited edition orchid watercolor print from Orchid Art by Charles Hess
- Two orchid plants donated by Dr Delphinium Designs and Events
- A set of four nested orchid bowls from Orchid Pots by Sym, artist Jeanne Thompson
Here is how the $1,000 will be used:
- $500 will go to the Rainforest Trust, specifically to a project in Indonesia whose goal is to purchase more than 200,000 acres of rainforest as a protected habitat. Because certain large animals, such as tigers and elephants, are popular with the public, Rainforest Trust will emphasize them in their project description. However, people knowledgeable about orchids are well aware that this same area is rich in a large variety of orchid species, many of which have yet to be discovered and classified. Read more about this project here.
- The Orchid Conservation Alliance will be the recipient of the remaining $500.
Many thanks to all show visitors who purchased a raffle ticket, and many thanks to Dr Delphinium and Jeanne Thompson for their generous contribution to this conservation effort.