March 7, 2013 Monthly Meeting
The March 7th meeting will have Dr. Harold Hills as our guest speaker talking about “Orchid Fragrances”. Dr. Hills has been studying orchid fragrances for over 30 years. He received his PhD from Univ. of Miami. His fragrance work has been mostly on Euglossine Bee pollinated orchids. Dr. Hills retired in June 2008 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he had been director of the DNA Sequencing Facility and the Enzyme Freezer Program. Orchid floral fragrances of Euglossine pollinated orchids are made up of common perfume substances that occur in many other floral fragrances such as narcissus, roses, and lilacs.
The meeting will also include the NOS members plant sale.