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Wild Orchids of Idaho

July 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Did you know that Idaho is home to 28 kinds of orchids, including the Calypso Orchid above? Dr. Lynn Kinter, lead botanist at the Idaho Natural Heritage Program/Idaho Department of Fish and Game will give an illustrated talk on our beautiful native orchids plus a brief overview of the Idaho Natural Heritage Program which oversees the management and conservation of Idaho’s plant diversity.

Location & Time: Friday, July 21; 6:30 -8:00 PM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden, 4 miles south of Ketchum

Cost: $8 SBG members/$10 nonmembers

Presenter:  Lynn Kinter is the lead botanist at the Idaho Natural Heritage Program,part of the  Idaho Department of Fish and Game, where she conducts research on the rare and native plants of Idaho.  She has over 35 years of experience in plant research and resource management, including work with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.  She has also taught botany and biology courses at Boise State University and other universities.  Her degrees include a B.S. in Wildland Recreation Management from University of Idaho, an M.S. in Botany from University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in Botany from Washington State University.

Note: On Saturday, July 22 join us for a free ‘Wildflower Walk – Unusual Plants of the Sawtooth Valley’ with Dr. Lynn Kinter. We’ll look for orchids and other unique species in the moist bogs of the beautiful Sawtooth Valley. Hosted in partnership with the Idaho Native Plant Society. Visit for details.


July 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Sawtooth Botanical Garden


Sawtooth Botanical Garden Education Center
11 Gimlet Road
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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