AOC Conference & Show
"Wild About Orchids"
Mary E Gerritsen
She loves to see orchids growing in situ, and has made it her mission over the last few years to see as many as possible, with trips to see and photograph orchids (and other flora as well) in Canada, various states in the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, China, Germany, Rhodes and Crete, Australia and most recently, Borneo.
She is the co-author of two botanical books: Masdevallias, Gems of the Orchid World, and Calochortus, Mariposa Lilies and their Relatives, with fellow San Francisco Orchid Society Member and well known photographer, Ron Parsons.
Mary is now working on a third book "Miniature
Orchids" with Ron Parsons. In addition to being a member of the San
Franciso Orchid Society, and the Pleurothallid Alliance, Mary has served
as the vice president and president of the Peninsula Orchid Society (San
Mateo). She is currently the president of the San Francisco Orchid Society.