Our purpose is to foster the growth and preservation of native and hybrid orchids in Sonoma County and around the world.
The Society is open to hobbyists and professionals, novice to expert, all are welcome. We are here to learn, share and have fun!
Do You Miss Attending Our Monthly Meetings?
You Still Can Attend… Virtually! Due to the Shelter-In-Place mandate, the SCOS will be holding our meetings via ZOOM. Members will receive an email link prior to each meeting. If you wish to attend as a guest, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an invitation. We ask for a 24 hour notice so that we have time to process your request in time for the meeting.
MAY MEETING: Join our ZOOM meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00PM – Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Larry Zettler on his past and current research and conservation projects.
During the summer Dr. Zettler and his students have roamed the globe studying orchids, their habitats, fungal symbionts, and conservation methods. This presentation will be a general overview of his past and current projects: orchid conservation in Madagascar with Kew Gardens, orchid conservation in Ecuador , an endangered Hawaiian orchid, fungi associated with North American olains orchids and researching orchids in Palau with the Smithsonian. He and his students have studied orchids such as Dendrophylax lindenii (the Ghost Orchid) in their natural habitats in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Preserve, which has led to a collaboration of experts from Cuba and study of its habitat there.
Make A Donation!
Since we are unable to hold our Annual Show & Sale, which is the Society’s main fundraiser, the SCOS needs your help! Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Simply click the DONATE button below to be directed to our PayPal Donation Page.