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Old 07-11-2007, 11:30 PM
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Has anyone seen this article? Rare ghost orchid found in Fla. preserve - Yahoo! News
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:02 AM
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I think it's exciting to read that it is still found in nature in Florida but on the flip side of the coin, I feel that it's exposure might be a danger to it's safety. I just hope it's respected as endangered and left untouched ...
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I read this article and what a great place to share with orchid lovers. I agree so whole heartedly on preserving it's natural habitat. A speaks for itself "No Touching"

:Hmm: flhicker frequents the area's of preserves, he has shared so much with the OB hobbist.

Thanks for sharing...
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:11 AM
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I've been to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Maybe I'll run out there to see it. It will be safe--the Audubon Society runs the Sanctuary.

Thanks for posting the article!
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:17 AM
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Here in Podunk, it made the front page of the Local news in the paper today
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:29 AM
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Cool news! I hope they protect it.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:04 AM
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WOW! what a find, The plant had 9 count them 9 flowers on it. I am going tomorrow Friday with a pair of high powered binocular to see it first hand. I understand that is the only way to see it. It is about 150 ft away from the boardwalk and 45 feet up in a tree. If my camera is able to bring it in I will post some pictures. This picture is from the Sun-Sentinel new paper.

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Update I went to see the ghost orchid and I cant tell you how happy I am to be able to witness a extraordinary plant in person. I was told that the flower will only be there for about a week and 1 has already bit the dust. I was able to get a couple of pictures from my camera but only when I held it up to the lens of binoculars, not the best pictures. There is a worker at the site with a spotting scope for everyone to see it up close. In the gift shop they already had note cards and matted picture for sale from $9.00 for note cards (4) and $85.00 for a 8x10 matted pic. wow they don't waste any time. I will have to keep this one in mind next year. By the way the plant is pretty safe from theft, they have patrols in the area.

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Well it seems Iam going to be famous, While I was at Corkscrew swamp taking pictures of the ghost orchid. A reporter (Andrew West)from The News-Press was taking pictures of the people coming to see it. My hiking buddy and my shelf were mentioned, he is the 2nd picture and I happen to be in the last one. Now my life is complete The News-Press: Local & State

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Congratulations! Its cool that you ended up getting 15 mins of fame. Wish I was there too
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