The Mendon Meadow Preserve is owned and managed by Bear River Land Conservancy for one sole purpose: to protect a species of threatened orchid: the Ute Ladies Tresses, or Spiranthes diluvialis. Each year, since 2012, Bear River Land Conservancy has counted every plant on the property, and this year, we are happy to say that a citizen scientist effort is being undertaken in greater depth to truly understand how these plants grow, how they spread, and how we can help that process. (If you are interested in being a part of this work, please contact us!)
These orchids only bloom for a six week period, from late July through early September. Come see them while you can! This event will be kid-friendly. The property is also known to have leopard frogs!
The property is very damp, bring wet-friendly shoes! Also, bugspray!!
We invite you to join us for a Kickoff event, with a barbeque, presentation on the threatened orchid, and of course the count! We will distribute bamboo wands and then walk the property looking for the elusive orchid, which only grows to be about 14 inches tall!
Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 5 pm
Location: 1887 South 5400 West Mendon, UT 84325
BRING: Wet-friendly shoes, a chair, full length-clothing/bugspray, friends!
Cost: A $5 donation to cover food costs is appreciated from non-members. To become a Member, please visit our donation page for more information.
Parking is limited, please carpool.
**To help us with accurate food costs, please RSVP on our Facebook event page.**