The car caravan offers a bit of everything in unusual local blooms. VIsit the Northern Bruce Peninsula Hotspots where you will find amazing ram's head orchids, globally rare lakeside daisies and dwarf iris, nodding trilliums and more. Please do not sign up for the car caravan more than once unless you want to go back to the same places morning and afternoon.
Hike with Doug Sweiger a truly knowledgeable local naturalist who will take you places you'd never find on your own. Doug almost always finds things nobody else sees.
Travel into the forest with Cindy Cartwright and find out where the birds are. Chances are good you'll find some orchids while you are there.
If an indoor pursuit is more your speed, enjoy a morning of exploring watercolour technique under the guidance of local artist Julie Heinrichs. You will create an orchid treasure to take home with you.
Our wonderful spectrum of flora wouldn't exist without pollinators and one of the most beneficial of those is bees. While there are many types hard at work, we'll take a look at honey bees and visit the hives of local Apiarist Pete Dean.
You may have come across the exquisite photography of John Alexander at previous festivals. Now you can learn some of his secrets and capture your own amazing orchid images.
The long hike will be a walk to a place where orchids reside. For those folks who want to be outside all afternoon, we'll be walking in nature and enjoying the bounty here on the Bruce.