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Join our Hybrid in person and virtual meeting on October 2nd at 1:00pm.
( Check your SOOS membership newsletter to obtain the upcoming access code for the virtual meeting. )
Speaker: Marcel Bénéteau
The Orchids of Manitoulin
( Photos for Virtual Show Table have to be received by Wednesday September 28th )

Vendor Sales in person only at the TBG Noon to 1:00pm.

Speaker’s Biography

Marcel Bénéteau, born in Rivière-aux-Canards, near Windsor Ontario, taught French folklore at the University of Sudbury from 2005 to 2015 and has done extensive research on the history, culture and language of the Detroit River French community.

A life-long nature nerd, he has always been fascinated by anything that flies, crawls or grows in his local environment.

Upon acquiring a property on Manitoulin Island in 2006, he was overwhelmed by the amazing diversity of wildflowers there; since then, he and his wife Sabine have documented and photographed more than 800 species of wildflowers on the world’s largest fresh-water island (including 31 of the 34 orchids that have been reported to grow there).

Marcel has been president of the Manitoulin Nature Club since 2017 and until recently was a board member of the Friends of Misery Bay Provincial Park.

Further meetings, speakers and topics:

Nov 6th

Drew Goddard

Topic: This Side of Paradise, Novelty Phalaenopsis

Dec 4th

Annual Auction, Pot Luck Lunch

Jan 8th

Preparing your plants for the Show

New Feature: Listening pronunciation about orchid names… more details

Awards of the show table at March meeting

Music Credit: By: Kevin MacLeod

Watch Channel full list on YouTube SOOS Channel