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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up

1/12/17 - December Meeting


Alastair Robinson will present "A Trip to Sulawesi.".

2/12/17 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

3/12/17 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by Doug & Vicki Lee.

4/12/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

9/12/17 - Terrestrial Study Group

Visit to the Otways.

11/12/17 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

6-7/1/18 - Tuber Bank

Distribution and packing weekend.

12-13/1/18 - Terrestrial Study Group

Trip to Marlo.

15-18/1/18 - Terrestrial Study Group

Trip to the Tamboritha and Moroka areas.

2/2/18 - February Meeting

Guest speaker and topic to be advised.


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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All field trips, particularly those held during Spring and Summer, will be subject to review dependent upon rainfall and fires etc.  Check back at this web site and refer to the monthly Bulletin to keep abreast of any updates as they become available.


Mon 4 Dec 2017 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

Mon 11 Dec 2017 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.
NOTE: This activity was previously scheduled for Monday 18 December.


Sun 4 Feb 2018 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

2018 Annual Planning Meeting.

Tue 20 Feb 2018 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton.

All dates and activities are subject to change depending upon local events and seasonal conditions.  Event details will be confirmed closer to the date so check this page and the current Bulletin for updates.  All details regarding the event organiser, requirements, meeting places and times will be printed in the Bulletin in the month prior to the activity.

In the interests of the orchids, some of these activities only require a small number of members.  If you wish to become involved in any of these activities please contact our Conservation Officer .

Richard Thomson


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.

Send E-Mail to Richard Thomson.