Abstract.  Coulon, F., Delforge, P., Mast de Maeght, J. & Walravens, M.- Section Orchids of Europe - Report of activities 1996-1997 [Natural. belges 79 (Orchid. 11) (1998): 65-80]. The winter program comprised illustrated talks on a wide variety of topics: distribution, systematics, identification, hybrids, ecology, protection, as well as discussions on techniques and other aspects of orchid study. Summer field trips and significant observations are reported.

Key-Words: Orchidaceae; flora of Belgium, flora of France, flora of Great-Britain, flora of Greece, flora of Italy, flora of Switzerland.