Unexpected Beauty: Orchids of RMNP

  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  • June 9, 2018
  • Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $80 for adults 16 & older
Details

The orchids comprise the world’s second most diverse family of wildflowers; yet, perceived as plants of tropical rainforests, they can seem out of place in the Rocky Mountains. Learning that perhaps as many as 30 orchid species grow wild in Colorado seems remarkable enough, but finding orchids growing wild in RMNP makes the place seem all the more magical. In some places, certain orchids may be among the park’s most abundant wildflowers. Learn what botanical traits make a wildflower an orchid; then, take that information afield to find them; once we find them, we’ll discuss their connectedness to other wild life.

Unexpected Beauty: Orchids of RMNP