Join Dan on his world-wide adventures in the tropics looking for wild orchids, from the mixed heath forests of Borneo to the cloud forests of Colombia. The adventures continue in the montane grasslands of Africa and span all the way to the Bolivian Amazon. Superb images, interesting species and entertaining stories are spread throughout the presentation.
Native Orchids of Bolivia
Dan spent 3 months in Bolivia and spotted over 40 species of native orchids. From the lowland Amazon rainforest to the cloud forest to ancient Inca ruins, Dan found orchids almost everywhere he travelled. Along with orchids, Dan also shares some of the unique and fascinating insects and fungi he encountered.
Native Orchids of Nepal and Sri Lanka
It was winter and far from the peak orchid season when Dan went to Nepal and Sri Lanka but with a bit of luck and some keen eyes, he managed to spot 25 orchid species. The presentation covers orchids and other interesting critters from the subtropical forests of the Himalayan foothills to the steamy rainforests of Sri Lanka and beyond.
Native Orchids of Belize and El Salvador
From five-foot tall giants to plants mere millimetres in size, Dan found an astonishing variety of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids in Central America. Six weeks in the swamp forest and rainforest of southern Belize yielded many species as did a short trip to the remote cloud forests of El Salvador. Also included are some of the interesting plants and animals Dan spotted in between orchids. As always, the presentation is filled with high quality images and Dan's entertaining stories.
Wild Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama
Join Dan as he explores the orchid rich Central American countries of Costa Rica and Panama. Dan spent months in the cloudforests of the area, photographing nearly 200 species in bloom. In this presentation, Dan showcases some of his favourite finds and stories from the area. Costa Rica is a very popular country to visit and rightly so, however, Dan chose more off the beaten track destinations, some of them even locals were unfamiliar with. It was in these less visited and pristine areas, that Dan hiked and searched high and low for orchids big and small.
Flora and Fauna of many countries available
Providing plants for sale: No
Remuneration: Travel expenses & Speaker Fee
Travel restrictions: Up to 150km away isn't a problem, more than that is possible but it has to be discussed first.
Online Presentations: No
Other Information: Dan is a Horticulturist, a traveler and nature photographer. He works outside in the summer maintaining gardens in the tourist areas of Niagara Falls. In the winter he travels to the tropics and sometimes beyond, in search of rare flora and fauna, with an emphasis on wild orchids. References are available from the many societies where Dan has presented.