Sample of my many Power Point Presentation topics:
  • The Bee Orchids, the genus Ophrys, masters of sexual deception
  • The Orchids of Crete
  • The Orchids of the Island of Rhodes
  • The Orchids across the Mediterranean Region (based on two trips to Crete, 1 to Sicily and 1 to Rhodes.)
  • The Orchids of Ontario's Bruce Peninsula
  • The Orchids of Manitoba from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • The Orchids of the Great Lakes Region
  • Orchids from the headwaters of the Mississippi
  • Orchids of Ohio
  • Favorite Native Orchids across North America
Retired since the millennium. post retirement career: nature and nature photography instructor at Cuyahoga Community College; past president of The Native Plant Society of N.E. Ohio, Member and contributing writer/photographer with Native Orchid Conference; contributor to various small publications of native plant societies and garden clubs; field trip and extended trip leader.

I have spoken to many orchid societies across North America.

My website/blog: located on Facebook called "Bee Orchids the genus Ophrys"

I do not bring or offer plants for sale.

I am willing to travel anywhere in North America.

My speaking fee would be $150 U.S. plus all travel and accommodation expenses getting to and from the host city. This can involve plane fare or driving expense depending upon distance and difficulty to and from Cleveland. I am always willing to stay with an orchid society member as my host to reduce costs to the host chapter. I welcome the opportunity at my expense to go out into the field with a local member to see your native orchids in situ.

My e-mail address is:   tomsam265l@hotmail.com

My mailing address is:   Thomas Sampliner
2651 Kerwick Road
University Heights, OH 44118

My telephone number is:   (216) 312-8558