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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up


23/8/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

30-31/8/19 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Caladenia filamentosa & other endangered Caladenias search around Bendigo.

6/9/19 - September Meeting

Dr. Lilanga Balachandra presenting "Soils & Potting Mixes".

7/9/19 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

8/9/19 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Jesse Granger & Bethany Krasey.

9/9/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

14-15/9/19 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Searches around Dalyenong.

17/9/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton.

21-22/9/19 - Terrestrial Study Group

Trip to Rosedale-Longford and Holey Plains areas.

23/9/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

25/9/19 - Conservation Group

Caladenia pumila search, Inverleigh.

27-28/9/19 - Conservation Group

Reintroduction site searches, Stawell & Mt Langi Ghiran.

28 & 29/9/19 - ANOS Victoria Spring Show

Orchid displays and sales. Mount Waverley Community Centre. Open to the general public.

3/10/19 - Conservation Group

Caladenia robinsonii search, Mornington Peninsula.

4/10/19 - October Meeting

Lalita Simpson will present "Evolution of Orchids Through Time and Space".

CONSERVATION GROUP

The Conservation Group is highly active with activities planned throughout the year.  Activities are more loosely organised than the other groups due to the nature of conservation work.  Monitoring normally needs to be carried out at the peak of the flowering season, not necessarily when it is convenient for members.  Likewise weed management should be carried out at the optimum time of year to be most effective.

All members are welcome to join our conservation activities, however some activities are limited to the number we can have on site.  This is to protect the orchids from potential trampling.  Other activities such as searching for rare and endangered orchids usually require as many members as possible to increase our chances of finding them.

Our conservation activities involve monitoring, searching, site management, weed management, translocation and propagation.  Our emphasis is always on managing the orchid sites to help maintain their natural environment.

Our activities are conducted in close association with the relevant management authorities such as the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Parks Victoria and Local Councils. Working with these authorities helps foster good relationships between Government and volunteers as well as ensuring that we do our best for the orchids.

Many of our projects are funded by government grants.

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Activities

All orchid related activities and outings are dependent on the orchid flowering time, local events, seasonal conditions and in some cases the availability of a guide.

All field trips, particularly those held during Spring and Summer, will be subject to review dependent upon rainfall and fires etc.

Event details will be confirmed closer to the date so check this page and the current Bulletin to keep abreast of any updates as they become available.  All details regarding the event organiser, requirements, meeting places and times will be printed in the Bulletin in the month prior to the activity.

For further information contact the Conservation Group Coordinator.

AUGUST 2019

Fri 23 Aug 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Fri 30 & Sat 31 Aug 2019 - Combined Conservation and Terrestrial Study Groups

Caladenia filamentosa and other endangered Caladenias search around the Bendigo area.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Mon 9 Sep 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Sat 14 & Sun 15 Sep 2019 - Combined Conservation and Terrestrial Study Groups

Orchid searches around the Dalyenong area on newly acquired Bush Heritage properties.

Tue 17 Sep 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton.

Fri 20 Sep 2019 - Conservation Group

CANCELLED - Search at Wilsons Prom.

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - Conservation Group

Caladenia pumila search around the Inverleigh area.

Fri 27 & Sat 28 Sep 2019 - Conservation Group

Searching Stawell and Mt. Langi Ghiran areas for suitable orchid reintroduction sites.

OCTOBER 2019

Thu 3 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Caladenia robinsonii search on the Mornington Peninsula.

Sun 6 & Mon 7 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group
Dates to be confirmed.

Search for habitat suitable for orchid reintroduction around the Ararat area.

Mon 7 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Fri 11 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Tue 15 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton.

Wed 16 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Prasophyllum fosterii search at Shelford.

Mon 21 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Fri 25 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Tue 29 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Prasophyllum frenchii search at Clyde.

NOVEMBER 2019

Mon 11 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Fri 15 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Tue 19 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton.

Sat 23 & Sun 24 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group
Dates to be confirmed.

Orchid search at the Holey Plains State Park fire site.

Mon 25 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Fri 29 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

DECEMBER 2019

Mon 9 Dec 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Mon 30 Dec 2019 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Search for Caladenia flavovirens around Montrose.

JANUARY 2020

No conservation activities are currently planned for January due to dry conditions and orchid dormancy.

FEBRUARY 2020

Sun 2 Feb 2020 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Annual activity planning day.

Richard Thomson

Contact

Conservation Coordinator - Richard Thomson.

If you have any questions about the Conservation Group or wish to find out more about the group's activities, contact Richard.  Alternatively, become a member of ANOS Vic. to receive your copy of the Bulletin which publishes details about these and other upcoming events.

For information relating to the Conservation Group please contact Richard Thomson