2017-09-09 / News

Museum sets orchid program for Sept. 9

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Buckeye Lake Museum will host the Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. at the Buckeye Lake Museum, 4729 Walnut Road (Ohio 79). The program focuses on the history of orchids on Cranberry Bog and the future of the historic floating island..

The Cincinnati Orchid Society have been studying the orchids on Cranberry Bog for the past three years. According to volunteer Teresa Huesman, their conservation efforts started at the same time as the lowering of the lake. “We have been collecting data such as PH levels, moisture levels, light, temperature and the counting of the orchids in the research area.”

Speakers include Anthony Downs, member of the GCOC and researcher on the effect of water level changes on the Cranberry Bog orchids; and Ken Mettle, American Orchid Society judge will discuss native orchids in Ohio.

The presentations will also include where to look for native orchids in Ohio and how to grow orchids in your own backyard.

Free will donations are accepted for admission to benefit the operations of the Buckeye Lake Historical Society and Museum. For complete information call the Museum at 740-929- 1998 or visit Facebook or www.buckeyelakehistory.org

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