Join us at the September meeting to hear Rick Lockwood talk about "What Orchids Eat."
From the age of 5, Rick has been figuring out how to culture oddball organisms. After graduating from UC Irvine, he became a herpetologist and aquarist for the Oklahoma City zoo. After leaving the zoo biz in 1995, Rick became an environmental toxicologist for Ramboll Environ, where he is a managing scientist for the aquatic toxicology division of the Nashville, Tennessee office. He has focused on salt (in particular potassium) toxicity issues since 2005.
Rick's wife Robin rekindles his love of orchids in 2001. Since then, he has been passionately pursuing the study of species orchid culture, breeding and conservation. He is an active member and past office holder of the Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee and a major contributor to the SlipperTalk orchid forum. Slipper orchids are his favorites, but it took almost 10 years before he "got it right" to the point where he is achieving AOS awards with his favorite flowers. Besides slippers, Rick also keeps an extensive collection of species Bulbophyllums and Phalaenopsis.
Wednesday, September 2, 6:30-9:00 pm
Lions Field, Broadway at Mulberry, San Antonio