A Botanical Travelogue. The author has written an account of his journeys in search of the native orchids of North America. It is a beautifully illustrated excursion into the worlds of orchid biology, ecology, history, and conservation; and includes comments on wildlife, geology, and important natural features associated with orchid habitats. The book contains 170 colour photos; 7 figures and 1 table; complete with a brief identification synopsis for each native orchid, including range and bloom time, a bibliography of resources for further research and a botanical glossary. The author has travelled over 100,000 miles in Canada and USA and walked more, in search of orchids in their natural habitat.