Michale Sim of Canaima Orchids in Sarasota is the featured speaker for the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society's meeting on Monday, Jan. 21.
The topic is "Venezualian Cattleya species in their habitat." The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. Guests are $4.
Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the Orchid Society talk on the fundamentals of orchid growing.
Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an "ill orchid" that needs diagnosing can bring their plants to the meeting during show and tell. Orchid Society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best hybrid and best species orchids.
Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Society membership is $20 which covers meetings through May 2013.