Photos: The Orchids of Latin America

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Orchids of Latin America

Credit: Miriam Kramer

Providing a small respite from the cold, dreary winter, a new exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., presents the…Read More »

orchids of Latin America at their finest. On display are a stunning variety of these prized flowers these are not your standard grocery store orchids.

While the Smithsonian exhibition only features plants that can withstand a non-climate controlled, somewhat harsh environment, other orchids are adapted to a wide and varied number of habitats. So far, more than 25,000 species of the flower have been discovered around the world.    Less «
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Miriam Kramer

Miriam Kramer

Miriam Kramer joined as a staff writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also serves as's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight. 
Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person.
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