Registration for banquet. ALL QUESTS ARE FULL.
Seats available for Sat. Keynote and Banquet-option "D"
Agenda for 2013<click here!
On May 3-5, 2013, twenty of Ohio’s top botanists and naturalists will
converge at Shawnee State Park and Forest to lead trips for Flora-Quest
during “orchid season”. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH)
dubs it, “the premier spring botanical adventure!”
Shawnee is only a morning’s drive from any corner of the state, so it’s well
within range for a weekend escape. This 63,000 acre forest, known as
“Ohio’s Little Smokies,” boasts of nine endangered, 16 threatened and 19
potentially threatened species of plants. It’s also brimming with birds,
butterflies, amphibians and other interesting wildlife. There’s no need to
leave the state for a spring nature fix when you could join us in Southern
We have something for everybody’s interests: botany, birds, trees,
butterflies and so much more. See, touch, hear, smell -and new this year-
TASTE the wilderness forest! See our complete quest listings at
Come for the botany and find a host of other like-minded outdoorsmen and
women. But this isn’t roughing it; we cater to your every need and drive
you in our environmentally friendly and spacious vans. Small group sizes
ensure you’ll have a hands on experience. Flora-Quest is also a great way
for Master Gardener Volunteers and Ohio Certified Volunteered Naturalists
to expand their knowledge of Ohio’s flora and fauna.
While we offer engaging educational programs, our keynote speaker is
worth the trip alone! The author, Dr. Joan Maloof of the Old Growth Forest
Network, will illuminate why we need undisturbed forests for study and
play. She was a highly acclaimed speaker at the CMNH’s Forest
Conservation Symposium in 2012. If you missed her there, this is your
opportunity to meet her in person. The well-known Ohio photographer, Ian
Adams, will also return to Flora-Quest to help us celebrate trees.
|May 3-5, 2013
|Funded in part by:
| Orchid Sponsors:
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