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Coming Up


5/04/24 - April Meeting

Professor Ary Hoffman presenting "Dealing with climate change effects on biodiversity by mixing genotypes: Essential or too risky?""

6/04/24 - Terrestrial Seed Group

Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

7/04/24 - Epiphyte Study Group

Hosted by George and Fran Byrne-Dimos, topic Bulbophyllums.

8/04/24 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

16/04/24 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

22/04/24 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

3/05/24 - May Meeting

Guest speaker & presentation topic to be advised.

ACTIVITIES

ANOS Vic. is an extremely dynamic society with activities to suit members whatever your interest in Australasian orchids.

Members are entitled to participate in any of the special interest groups so join us and participate in any of the following upcoming activities.

Dendrobium King Star

ANOS Victoria 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 appropriate Group Coordinator on our Contacts page.

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 WITH THE ACTIVITY ORGANISER TO FIND OUT WHETHER YOU MAY ATTEND
AND TO BE KEPT UP TO DATE OF ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES OR CANCELATIONS.

APRIL 2024

Fri 5 April 2024 - Meeting

Our guest speaker this month will be Professor Ary Hoffman who will be presenting "Dealing with climate change effects on biodiversity by mixing genotypes: Essential or too risky?".

Sat 6 April 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 7 April 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this meeting will be George and Fran Byrne-Dimos in Vermont South. This month the discussion will focus on Bulbophyllum.
Members are encouraged to bring along orchids that are the subject of discussion or any other orchid endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Mon 8 April 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Tue 16 April 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

Mon 22 April 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

MAY 2024

Fri 3 May 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 4 May 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 5 May 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our host for this meeting will be John Varigos at the East Malvern Conservatory. This month John will be leading the discussion on PNG species and hybrids.
Members are encouraged to bring along any orchid that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Mon 6 May 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Sat 11 May 2024 - Conservation Group

Grassland herb planting, Laverton.

Mon 20 May 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Sat 25 May 2024 - Conservation Group

Shrub and grass planting, Plenty Gorge.

Sun 26 May 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Day trip to Brisbane Ranges.

JUNE 2024

Sat 1 June 2024 - Conservation Group

Grassland herb planting, Laverton.

Sat 1 June 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 2 June 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this meeting will be George and Fran Byrne-Dimos in Vermont South. This month Elena and will be leading the discussion on De-flasking.
Members are encouraged to bring along any orchid endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Mon 3 June 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Fri 7 June 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 8 - Mon 10 June 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

King's Birthday long weekend field trip to Wilsons Promontory.

Mon 10 - Fri 14 June 2024 (2 Days) - Conservation Group

Caladenia amoena reintroductions, Nilumbik Shire.

Sat 15 June 2024 - Conservation Group

Shrub and grass planting, Plenty Gorge.

Mon 17 - Fri 21 June 2024 (2 Days) - Conservation Group

Diuris basaltica reintroductions, Parwan.

Mon 24 June 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Mon 24 - Fri 28 June 2024 (4 Days) - Conservation Group

Caladenia robinsonii reintroductions.

JULY 2024

Fri 5 July 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 6 July 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 7 July 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this meeting will be George and Fran Byrne-Dimos in Vermont South. This month George will be leading the discussion on the Dockrillia teretifolia alliance.
Members are encouraged to bring along orchids that are the subject of discussion or any other orchid endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Mon 8 July 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Tue 16 July 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

Mon 12 - Fri 16 July 2024 (5 Days) - Conservation Group

Caladenia audasii, Caladenia colorata & Caladenia formosa reintroductions.

Mon 22 July 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

AUGUST 2024

Fri 2 August 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 3 August 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 4 August 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this meeting will be Phil and Irene Ritchie in Balaclava. This month the Phil will lead the discussion on "Building Up an Orchid Collection".
Members are encouraged to bring along any orchids that are endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Sun 4 August 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Badgers Weir.

Mon 5 August 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Sat 10 August 2024 - Conservation Group

Caladenia sp. "Inverleigh" site maintenance, Inverleigh.

Tue 20 August 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

Sun 24 August 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Callignee State Forest.

Mon 26 August 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

SEPTEMBER 2024

Sun 1 September 2024 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Caladenia cretacea search.

Mon 2 - Tue 3 September 2024 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Caladenia anclyosa search.

Fri 6 September 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 7 September 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 8 September 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this meeting will be George and Fran Byrne-Dimos in Vermont South. This month Elena will be leading the discussion which will focus on Sarcochilus falcatus (& primary hybrids).
Members are encouraged to bring along orchids that are the subject of discussion or any other orchid endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Sun 8 - Fri 13 September 2024 - Conservation Group

Caladenia arenaria monitoring, Riverina.

Mon 9 September 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Tue 17 September 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

Mon 23 September 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Fri 27 September 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Inverleigh Common.

OCTOBER 2024

Wed 2 - Wed 9 October 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group (FULLY BOOKED)

Extended combined field trip with the Native Orchid Society of South Australia (NOSSA) to areas either side of the Victoria and South Australia border.

Fri 4 October 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 5 October 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 6 October 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this meeting will be George and Fran Byrne-Dimos in Vermont South. This month Sylvia will be leading the discussion which will focus on Dendrobium kinguanum.
Members are encouraged to bring along orchids that are the subject of discussion or any other orchid endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Sun 6 October 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Barrm Birrm and Conglomerate Gully, Riddells Creek.

Mon 7 October 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Sat 12 - Sun 13 October 2024 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Spider orchid search, Bendigo area.

Tue 15 October 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

Sun 20 October 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Crib Point / Stoney Point.

Mon 21 October 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Wed 23 October 2024 - Conservation Group

Prasophyllum fosteri monitoring.

Sat 26 & Sun 27 October 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Weekend field trip to the Kooyoora area.

NOVEMBER 2024

Fri 1 November 2024 - Conservation Group

Pterostylis basaltica monitoring.

Sat 2 November 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Fri 8 November 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 9 November 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to the Rushworth area.

Sun 10 November 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this meeting will be George and Fran Byrne-Dimos in Vermont South. This month John Young will be leading the discussion which will focus on Dendrobium tetragonum.
Members are encouraged to bring along orchids that are the subject of discussion or any other orchid endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Sun 10 - Thu 14 November 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris callitrophila monitoring, Riverina.

Mon 11 November 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Tue 19 November 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Laverton.

Tue 19 - Tue 26 November 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris ochroma monitoring, Wonnangatta.

Mon 25 November 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Sat 30 November 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to the Creswick area.

DECEMBER 2024

Fri 6 December 2024 - Meeting

Guest speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

Sat 7 December 2024 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

Seed sowing, replating and lots of discussions about terrestrial cultivation and other stuff.

Sun 8 December 2024 - Epiphyte Study Group

Our hosts for this end of year Christmas break meeting will be Doug and Vicki Lee in Glen Iris. This month Alex Wild will be leading the discussion which will focus on Sarcochilus ceciliae.
Members are encouraged to bring along orchids that are the subject of discussion or any other orchid endemic to the Australasian region that they would like to show or get cultivation advice on.
There will be a BYO BBQ at 12 noon before the meeting, which commences at 2:00pm.

Sun 8 December 2024 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Chapple Vale.

Mon 9 December 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

JANUARY 2025

Early January 2025 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Dipodium interaneum search.

Sat 18 January 2025 - Terrestrial Study Group

Field trip to Simpson.

Sat 11 & Sun 12 January 2025 - Tuber Bank

Tuber sorting, packing and distribution days.

FEBRUARY 2025

Sun 2 Feb 2025 - Conservation, Terrestrial Study & Orchid Stewards Groups

Annual Planning Meeting and election of group leaders for 2024.
Members are welcome to attend and contribute your ideas about where you would like to visit on terrestrial trips and what conservation activities the society should be undertaking in the coming year.