"New Orchid Species in Ecuador"
Jost has been fascinated by nature at an early age and got his
first bird field guide at the age of nine. He was
growing tropical orchids in his parents' basement in
at age 11. He is a physicist and mathematician by
training and along life's pathway, Lou was lured to the
vibrant life of tropical forests. His accomplishments
includes photographing, painting and studying the birds and
. He illustrated the book 'Common Birds of
Amazonian Ecuador' (written by Chris Canaday). His
current project is the in-depth study of Ecuadorian
orchids in which he has discovered over 50 new orchid species.
Please visit his website at www.loujost.com.
this July meeting, Lou Jost will take us on some of his
adventures into the cloud forests
of the eastern Andes in Ecuador to meet the new orchid species that he has introduced to the
table will be provided by Dennis Olivas
host dinner with the speaker:
be at the Red Robin Restaurant in the Sun Valley Mall in
Concord at 5:30 PM.
Everyone is welcome. Please notify Eileen Jackson at 707-642-5915
if you would like to join us for dinner.