The Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve is 1240 hectares (over 3000 acres) in size and is located about 45 minutes from the North Perimeter, north and east of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Reserve. A trail and boardwalk meanders through a balsam fir forest into a cedar bog and finally out into the wetland. The area contains many unique features and a high diversity of native plant species, some rare and uncommon, including orchids.
Peggy Bainard Acheson is a board member of Debwendon Inc, a non-profit organization formed to promote and preserve the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve, and was a board member of Native Orchid Conservation Inc. for many years, including 3 years as President.
Peggy will introduce us to plants that grow in the Brokenhead Wetland, with a focus on wild orchids. We hope to add an on-site tour when restrictions due to COVID allow us to gather.
For more information on Debwendon and on Manitoba native orchids:
Debwendon – Click Here https://www.debwendon.org/wordpress/
Native Orchids Conservation – http://www.nativeorchid.org/wordpress/manitoba-orchids/
Register here by noon on May 20: