My Orchid Photos on Permanent Display in the Ocala National Forest!

by | Sep 20, 2011

This is pretty cool. Last year I was contacted by the Florida Department of Forestry about a project they were doing in the Ocala National Forest. It seemed they were making some new trails and wanted to add some informative signs and markers along the way to help and inform hikers and visitors as to what they were seeing. Someone in their department had seen my native orchid images and wanted to know about getting an extended license to use them for public display. Nothing like the government paying for your hard work, right?

I think the designer did a very nice job, and these are now finished and on display along the Lake Eaton Sinkhole Trail in the Ocala National Forest in Central Florida. I’d love if anyone in the area could send me a photo of them…….

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  1. Maxie Gregory

    I am SURE someone I know will be going down to Lake Eaton sometime between now and say, oh about the middle of OCT!!! Maybe about 200 cachers!  so someone should take a pic of it and email it to me so I can send it to the photographer  ok!

  2. Anonymous

    Congratulations! This must be a true honor! When I make it up that way, I’ll definitely look for them!

  3. Kirk


  4. Sharon Johnson

    Beautiful job!

  5. RichLeighton

    Thank you very much everybody! Since I moved to Washington State, it’s not so easy for me to pop over and have a look at these signs 🙂

  6. Westy Bell

    Awesome Rich!  Congratulations!

  7. Jacquee Gardner

    Congratulations Rich.  About time your great works are appreciated. It is a privilege to be your friend.

    • RichLeighton

      You as well, Jacquee 🙂 Thank you!

  8. Mcwilck07

    Hey Rich..this is awesome!


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