OrchidWire is designed, coded, and maintained by Wendell Kozak. I live on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada's mainland.
I started this project in 1996 as "Pollinia". Pollinia was a web directory, combined with a web crawler, that indexed only orchid-related sites. Both the crawling and serving was done over a dedicated 56K modem!
In 1999 I registered the orchidwire.com domain name. Since that time the site has undergone many changes. Currently, 2,139 orchid resources are listed:
OrchidWire is visited by people from over 120 countries every month. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and discover many interesting sites about orchids. Please come back often!