Wild Orchids of Florida with Roger Hammer

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Wild Orchids of Florida with Roger Hammer

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday • September 17 • 10:30am-12:30pm
Wild Orchids of Florida with Roger Hammer
Roger Hammer is an award-winning professional naturalist and a survivalist instructor for the Discovery Channel’s reality TV show Naked and Afraid. He was the manager of the 120-acre Castellow Hammock Nature Center for the Miami-Dade County Parks Department for 30 years, retiring in 2010. He has received many awards including the first Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award presented by the Florida Native Plant Society in 1982, Tropical Audubon Society honors in 1996, the Green Palmetto Award in Education in 2003, and the Florida Native Plant Society Mentor Award in 2019. Roger has given many keynote speeches and in 2021 was the opening speaker at the American Orchid Society’s 100-year anniversary celebration. He has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Florida International University.
Roger’s first passion with the flora of Florida was finding and photographing Florida’s native orchids, and during his travels he discovered two species of native orchids in Florida not previously known to occur in the state. In 1979 he was featured in National Geographic magazine after discovering a population of Atala butterflies presumed extinct since 1965.
He is the author of Everglades Wildflowers, Florida Keys Wildflowers, Central Florida Wildflowers, Complete Guide to Florida Wildflowers, Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida, Exploring Everglades National Park, Paddling Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, and Florida Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Sunshine State. He lives in Homestead, Florida with his wife, Michelle.
This event made possible by a grant from the City of Miami Beach.
This presentation is free but you must reserve your seat.


September 17
10:30 am - 12:30 pm