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On the trail of the orchids

KOCHI: Who thought the orchids grown on the Western Ghats would be a subject of curiosity and much study? Intrigued by the significance of these flowering plants in the region, ecologist Jis Sebastian has taken it upon herself to study the flowering plants ... read more

MT. PLEASANT - The Braddock Trail Chapter of The

MT. PLEASANT - The Braddock Trail Chapter of The Daughters Of The American Revolution will hold it's June meeting on Sat, Jun 10, at noon at the Chapter House on Church St. The annual picnic will be held. Guest speaker A. J. Panion, editor of The Mount ... read more

Botanic Garden celebrates a flower once reserved for royalty

Once a gift for royalty and the wealthy, orchids are now sold in grocery stores. Many growing in the wild, however, are listed as endangered or threatened. So if you see an orchid, whether on a nature trail or in someone’s garden, look but don’t touch. read more

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Hawaiian Islands’ tour must start with waterfalls

My wife waited in the car while I took a 15-minute clamber – not for the faint of heart – along a narrow, muddy trail through thick brush and trees to reach an overlook atop the upper tier of Wai`ale Falls. Here were more orchids and other wildflowers ... read more

Immigration an issue on France's Indian Ocean island of Mayotte

With its abundance of fauna and plant life, from tulip trees to wild orchids, a 100-kilometre hiking trail and a coral reef bordering one of the world’s largest enclosed lagoons, it ought to be a magnet for more adventurous tourists. But poor ... read more

The greatest holidays on Earth for food and wine

An-eight day Croatia: Walks in Istria for Orchids and Medieval Frescos costs from £1,940pp ... you do get to see Niagara Falls. A nine-day Maple leaf trail costs £1,629 including flights, accommodation, breakfast and two lunches, plus all excursions. read more

Florals for Spring? Sure, They Aren't Groundbreaking. But They Are Everywhere.

Fendi, Sacai, Kenzo, Valentino, and Thom Browne also hit the garden trail, as did Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen ... of suburban respectability—he turned not to roses and orchids but to dandelions. “I’ve always liked those weedy flowers ... read more

Landscape: Delighting in Daffodils

Sulfur-heavy smog from burning coal for heating in old St. Louis was toxic to the orchids, and they needed cleaner air ... The reserve will host the annual Daffodil Dash 5K Trail Run on April 7 and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the wonder-filled ... read more

The top U.S. wonders to visit this spring

Bridalveil Fall trail is a half-mile hike that takes travelers to one of ... Expect to find hundreds of varieties such as glacier lilies, Colorado columbine, orchids and elephant's head. The flowers are dependent on winter precipitation so a rainy, snowy ... read more

Eco-adventures in the Dominican Republic

You'll make your way on horseback down a rocky and at times muddy, wild trail through the forest ... where native species grow abundantly, including orchids, royal palms, pineapple and mango trees. Birders will spot the national palmchat, the Black ... read more

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