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Next Meeting is on  Friday, March 9th, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Contra Costa Water District Building Board Room
 1331 Concord Ave. Concord, CA

Ron Parsons will talk to us about 
His Recent Trip to Photograph Australian Orchids

Our speaker is the renowned Ron Parsons. Ronís botanical knowledge is extraordinary! Whether itís orchids or mariposa lilies (calochortus) or anything in between, heís the go-to guy! Ron Parsons is considered by many to be one of the finest flower photographers in the United States. His photography and encyclopedic knowledge of orchids is known both nationally and internationally. He has been photographing orchids, wildflowers, and almost every other kind of plant for over 25 years, and has a slide collection that numbers well over 80,000 slides! He went ďdigitalĒ just over a year ago, and in this short time has taken thousands of photos orchids, wildflowers and other rare plants. See the orchid photo gallery for some of his new digital photographs. Ron loves to travel, photograph orchids and wildflowers in situ, visit orchid and other plant enthusiasts collections, and most of all, to take photographs of plants and flowers that he likes. Ron also knows the very best spots to find native California orchids so keep a lookout for announcements of his tours.

Plant table will be provided by D &  D Orchids.

Caladenia discoidea

Visit Ron's website

Speakerís Dinner with Ron Parsons on Friday, March. 9th at 5:30 pm at Pasta Pomodore,
45 Crescent Dr #C in Pleasant Hill.  Everyone is welcome to attend and meet our speaker before the meeting.  If you can join us, please call George McRae at (510) 233-7374 to be included in the reservation.

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