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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up


20/10/19 - Terrestrial Study Group

Day trip to Crib Point.

21/10/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

25/10/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

1/11/19 - November Meeting

Andrew Brown presenting "Western Australia's Superb Sun Orchids".

2/11/19 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

2-8/11/19 - Cup Week Extended Orchid Tour

Orchid tour of Tasmania.

3/11/19 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Vimal & Saratha Aravinthan.

11/11/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

15/11/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

16/11/19 - Terrestrial Study Group

Day trip around Melbourne's North-East.

19/11/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton.

25/11/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

26-28/10/19 - Conservation Group

Monitoring of Diuris ochroma in the Wonnangatta Valley.

29/11/19 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

30/11/19 - 1/12/19 - Terrestrial Study Group

Trip to the Gippsland high country.

6/12/19 - December Meeting

Julian Pitchern will present his orchid documentaries.

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.

OCTOBER 2019

Mon 21 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Fri 25 Oct 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

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.

Mon 25 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Tue 26 - Thu 28 Nov 2019 - Conservation Group

Diuris ochroma search and monitoring at Buffalo and Wonnangatta Valley.

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