Lily Orchid Days

August 16, 2013toAugust 18, 2013

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It will be hot but this is the time of the year that Carolina Lily (Lilium michauxii) and Yellow Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris) are in flower and perhaps yellow fringeless orchid (Platanthera integra) and crested yellow orchid (Platanthera cristata).  I and the Fort Polk crew will have located good spots for these plus other notable plants for viewing and photographing.

Directions to Allen Acres: From the east sides of the state, get on La 10 going west out of Oakdale and follow La 10 thru Elizabeth and Pitkin and then six miles past Pitkin, you will enter Cravens.  In Cravens you will turn south (left) onto La 399.  La 399 is just east of the two stores in Cravens.  If you are coming from the west, you will turn onto La 10 at Pickering and follow La 10 just south of Ft Polk and continue east for about 15 miles.  After entering Cravens, watch for the store on the right and then turn right onto La 399.  Now all are on La 399, follow it south for 1.8-1.9 miles and in a sharp curve to the left, turn right into our driveway.  If you are coming from the south, get on La 112 (an east-west road) and turn north onto La 399.  You will travel north on La 399 for six miles and turn left into Allen Acres.

Friday August 16, 2013
5 pm Tour of Cool spots at Allen Acres
8  PM:  “Orchids of West Central Louisiana”  by Dr.  Charles
M. Allen and Other Slide Shows At Allen Acres
9 PM:  moth light/hummingbird moth/firefly countingcarolinalily13-1

Saturday August 17, 2013
8: AM   Caravan to Carolina Lily and yellow fringed orchid spots plus other plants.  Depart from Allen Acres
12 noon or so till 5 pm:  Rest, slides shows, anywhere out of the heat; and on demand:  “Orchids of West Central Louisiana” by Dr. Charles M. Allen and Other Slide Shows
5: PM Tour of Allen Acres shady spots
8  PM:  “Orchids of West Central Louisiana”  by Dr.
Charles M. Allen At Allen Acres and Other Slide Shows
9 PM:  moth light/hummingbird moth/firefly counting

Sunday August 18, 2013
8: AM   Caravan to Carolina Lily and yellow fringed orchid spots plus other plants.  Depart from Allen Acres

No charge for Tours and talks

For more information, contact Dr. Charles Allen or Susan Allen 337-328-2252 or email native@camtel.net.  Allen Acres has a B and B (www.allenacresbandb.com).

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