An Orchid Revival in South Florida

The Miami Herald reports on the Million Orchid Project, which is returning native orchid species to South Florida. After years of growing seedlings in labs, scientists and volunteers are transplanting young orchids into urban areas around Miami-Dade County. It’s a big experiment in orchid conservation and citizen science. So far, over 30,000 plants from several native species have been transplanted. Local high schools are also getting in on the act. An old school bus converted into a mobile science lab brings the experiment around the area, and allows students to participate in the research. Learn more or volunteer for the Million Orchid Project at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden website.

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