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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

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Monash Halls requirements as at November 2021 (Subject to change):

  • YOU MUST book your attendance for the monthly meeting with the secretary prior to arrival, providing your name and phone number
  • YOU MUST be fully vaccinated agaist COVID-19 (proof required)
  • YOU MUST register using the QR code and the attendance sheet
  • YOU MUST use sanitiser on entry to the hall
  • YOU MUST wear a correctly fitted mask unless you have a medical exemption (proof required)
  • The Glen Waverley Community Centre is currently limited to 50 people as per 4sq metre rule
  • Kitchen is open for tea, coffee and individually wrapped food
  • Library books must be pre-ordered through our librarian Andrew Gibbons. For a list of library books see the Reference Material page.
  • Membership payments will be accepted at the meeting by credit card and cash

  • All activities listed below are subject to compliance with government COVID-19 restrictions and could be cancelled at short notice.

    EVERYONE MUST pre-book their attendance for ALL activities, Meetings etc. ONLY those who pre-book will be notified of any changes, cancellations etc. Your name and phone number MUST be supplied to the person listed within the activity or Meeting notice.

    To participate in any meeting or activity members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

    22/11/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    3/12/21 - December Meeting
    NOTE: Please DO NOT bring the usual Christmas supper plate

    AGM plus Brendan Janissen presenting "Warm stratification and optimised temperatures improve germination in Caladenia".

    4/12/21 - Terrestrial Seed Group

    Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

    5/12/21 - Epiphyte Study Group

    Christmas BBQ at the home of Doug & Vicki Lee and to plan activities for 2022.

    6/12/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    8-10/12/21 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Prasophylum littorale search, Portland.

    19-22/12/21 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Fire affected orchid search, Cobberas.

    14-16/12/21 - Terrestrial Group

    Weekend at Mt Baw Baw.

    30/01/22 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Activity planning meeting for 2022

    4/02/22 - February Meeting

    "Kempsey Speciosum Spectacular" presented by Murray Harding.

    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.

    Field trips listed as Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Group activities are primarily conservation activities but there is a high possibility that you will also encounter a variety of other orchids.

    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.

    AS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS HAVE NOW EASED ACROSS VICTORIA, ACTIVITIES ARE ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO BE HELD.

    JUST BECAUSE AN ACTIVITY IS ADVERTISED ON THIS SITE AS GOING AHEAD THERE MAY WELL BE LIMITS ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS WHO MAY ATTEND THE ACTIVITY. THEREFORE,
    YOU MUST REGISTER AND CHECK WITH THE ORGANISER
    TO FIND OUT WHETHER YOU MAY ATTEND.
    IT IS ALSO A REQUIREMENT THAT YOU MUST SHOW PROOF OF VACINATION TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ACTIVITIES.

    NOVEMBER 2021

    Mon 22 Nov 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    DECEMBER 2021

    Mon 6 Dec 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Wed 8 - Fri 10 Dec 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups
    NOTE: Change of date from previously published

    Extended trip to the Portland and Discovery Bay areas to search some swampy areas for Prasophylum littorale.

    Sun 19 - Wed 22 Dec 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Monitoring fire affected orchids around the Cobberas and Nunniong, based at Native Dog Flat.

    JANUARY 2022

    Sun 30 Jan 2022 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Annual Planning Meeting. Members are welcome to attend and contribute their ideas about where you would like to visit on terrestrial outings and what conservation activities the society should be undertaking in 2022.

    Garry French

    Contact

    Conservation Coordinator - Garry French.

    If you have any questions about the Conservation Group or wish to find out more about the group's activities, contact Garry.  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 Garry French