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(Victoria Group) Inc.

Coming Up


Monthly meetings are resuming in 2021 with the following restrictions:

  • The Glen Waverley Community Centre is limited to 90 people for a maximum of 3 hours
  • You must book your attendance, prior to arrival, with the secretary, providing your name and phone number
  • You must user sanitiser on entry to the hall
  • You must wear a face mask in the hall
  • You must register on the attendance sheet
  • There will be limited space for plant displays
  • Tea, coffee and water will be available but no supper will be served
  • There will be no raffle or sales table
  • Membership payments will be accepted at the meeting by credit card only

  • Epiphyte group meetings in homes are still suspended until government size restrictions are lifted.

    Field trips and conservation activities are largely resuming as normal but members wishing to attend any of these activities must register prior to attending. Registration details are published in the Monthly Bulletin.

    All activities listed below are subject to compliance with government COVID-19 restrictions and could be cancelled at short notice.
    Registering with the activity organiser will enable you to be notified of any last minute changes.

    9/04/21 - April Meeting

    Dr. Jürg von Känel presenting "Native Orchids of Switzerland".

    10/04/21 - Terrestrial Seed Group

    Learn the techniques of growing terrestrial orchids from seed.

    11/04/21 - Epiphyte Study Group

    Hosted by George & Fran Byrne-Dimos.

    12/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    18/04/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Melbourne's north-east suburbs.

    20/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima & Diuris basaltica site maintenance, Laverton North.

    24/04/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Werribee Gorge.

    26/04/21 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

    2-6/05/21 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended trip to Noorinbee area.

    7/05/21 - May Meeting

    Speaker and prestentation topic TBA.

    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.

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    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.

    COVID-19 restrictions are easing and meetings, field trips and conservation activities are beginning to go ahead once again. If you are interested in participating in any of these events you must register with the event organiser and comply with all requirements.

    All activities listed below are subject to compliance with government COVID-19 restrictions and could be cancelled at short notice.
    Registering with the activity organiser will enable them to contact you should there be any last minute changes.


    APRIL 2021

    Fri 2 - Mon 5 Apr 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group
    CANCELLED DUE TO POOR ORCHID EMERGENCE

    Extended Easter trip to the Wulgulmerang and Cobberas regions in north-east Victoria.

    Fri 9 Apr 2021 - April Meeting
    NOTE: This meeting is one week later than usual due to the clash with Good Friday

    Our speaker at this meeting will be Dr. Jürg von Känel who will be presenting "Native Orchids of Switzerland (2019 Update)".

    Sat 10 Apr 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Sun 11 Apr 2021 - Epiphyte Study Group

    This month the group will meet at the home of George and Fran Byrne-Dimos. Join us for a BBQ prior to the meeting which will focus on what the group would like to do in 2021 now that meetings can resume again. Members are also encouraged to bring any Australasian epiphytes, either to show them off or to seek advice on their cultivation.

    Mon 12 Apr 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Sun 18 Apr 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to the North-East Melbourne suburbs.

    Tue 20 Apr 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Sat 24 Apr 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to the Werribee Gorge.

    Mon 26 Apr 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    MAY 2021

    Sun 2 - Thu 6 May 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended trip to the Noorinbee area of East Gippsland.
    This trip is rainfall dependent and the decision to cancel or proceed will be made in late March.
    Register with the Terrestrial Study Group coordinator to be kept up to date with information.

    Fri 7 May 2021 - May Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 8 May 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Mon 10 May 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Sat 16 May 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Anglesea.

    Tue 18 May 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Mon 24 May 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    JUNE 2021

    Fri 4 Jun 2021 - June Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 5 Jun 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Sun 6 Jun 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Mt Piper NCR and Monument Hill.

    Mon 7 Jun 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Tue 9 Jun 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima planting day at Laverton North.

    Sat 11 - Mon 14 Jun 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended Queen's Birthday trip to the Briagolong area.

    Mon 28 Jun 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Sat 13 - Fri 18 Jun 2021 - Conservation Group

    Orchid planting in the Murtoa area assisting the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

    Sat 19 Jun 2021 - Conservation Group

    Caladenia amoena planting in the Plenty Gorge Parklands.

    Tue 22 - Wed 23 Jun 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    On-line orchid conservation symposium (2 half days).

    Thu 24 Jun 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Orchid search at the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve.

    Sat 27 Jun - Fri 2 Jul 2021 - Conservation Group

    Orchid planting in the Stawell area assisting the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

    JULY 2021

    Fri 2 Jul 2021 - July Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 3 Jul 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Sun 4 Jul 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Cape Schanck.

    Sat 10 - Sun 11 Jul 2021 - Conservation Group

    Pterostylis valida search in the Charlton area.

    Mon 12 Jul 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Tue 13 - Fri 16 Jul 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended trip to the Portland and Mt Clay areas.

    Tue 20 Jul 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Thu 22 Jul 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Orchid search at the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve.

    Sun 25 Jul 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Site maintenance at the St. Helena Bush Reserve.

    Mon 26 Jul 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Wed 28 Jul 2021 - Conservation Group

    Site maintenance at Inverleigh Nature Conservation Reserve.

    AUGUST 2021

    Sun 1 Aug 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Hockney Reserve and Plenty Gorge.

    Fri 6 Aug 2021 - August Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 7 Aug 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Mon 9 Aug 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Wed 11 Aug 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris punctata site maintenance at Braeside Parklands.

    Sun 15 Aug 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to the Enfield area.

    Tue 17 Aug 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Mon 23 Aug 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Thu 26 Aug 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Orchid search at the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve.

    Sat 28 - Sun 29 Aug 2021 - Conservation Group

    Spider orchid Caladenia search in the Dalyenong area.

    SEPTEMBER 2021

    Fri 3 Sep 2021 - September Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 4 Sep 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Mon 6 - Fri 10 Sep 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Extended trip to the Portland area searching for Caladenia bicalliata. (Small group activity)

    Mon 13 Sep 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Tue 14 - Thu 16 Sep 2021 - Conservation Group

    Extended trip to North-East Victoria searching for Caladenia cremna. (Small group activity)

    Sat 18 & Sun 19 Sep 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Search of the Tooboorac and Mt Ida areas for Caladenia clavescens.

    Tue 21 Sep 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Thu 23 Sep 2021 - Conservation Group

    Caladenia pumila search in the Inverleigh area.

    Fri 24 - Sun 26 Sep 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended trip to Kiata and surrounds.

    Mon 27 Sep 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Thu 30 Sep 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Orchid search at the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve.

    OCTOBER 2021

    Fri 1 Oct 2021 - October Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 2 Oct 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Sat 2 & Sun 3 Oct 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Caladenia versicolor search of Kooyoora State Park.

    Wed 6 Oct 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Caladenia robertsonii search and monitoring, Mornington Peninsula.

    Sun 10 Oct 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to the Anglesea area.

    Mon 11 Oct 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Wed 13 Oct 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris punctata site maintenance at Braeside Parklands.

    Sat 16 Oct 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Search of Gippsland Water land.

    Sun 17 Oct 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Trip to Briagolong.

    Tue 19 Oct 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Thu 21 Oct 2021 - Conservation Group

    Prasophyllum fosterii search and monitoring.

    Mon 25 Oct 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Thu 28 Oct 2021 - Conservation Group

    Disa bracteata control at Eltham South.

    Sat 30 Oct - Tue 2 Nov 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Extended Melbourne Cup long weekend trip to the Beechworth region in north-east Victoria.

    NOVEMBER 2021

    Fri 5 Nov 2021 - November Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 6 Nov 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Sun 7 Nov 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Crib Point.

    Mon 8 Nov 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Sat 13 - Sun 14 Nov 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Weekend trip to the Western Grampians.

    Tue 16 Nov 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Mon 15 - Fri 19 Nov 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups
    NOTE: The dates of this trip are very flexible due to unpredictable weather conditions.

    Diuris ochroma survey in the Wonnangatta Valley.

    Mon 22 Nov 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    DECEMBER 2021

    Fri 3 Dec 2021 - December Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 4 Dec 2021 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.

    Sun 5 Dec 2021 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Day trip to Langwarrin Flora and Flora reserve.

    Mon 6 Dec 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Mon 13 - Thu 16 Dec 2021 - Combined & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Extended trip to the Portland and Discovery Bay areas.

    Mon 20 Dec 2021 - Combined Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

    Caladenia flavovirens search around Montrose.

    JANUARY 2022

    Sat 8 & Sun 9 Jan 2022 - Tuber Bank

    Tuber sorting and packing weekend. Members assistance with this large task would be greatly appreciated.

    Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jan 2022 - Terrestrial Study Group

    Weekend trip to Mt Baw Baw.

    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 and what conservation activities the society should be undertaking in 2022.

    FEBRUARY 2022

    Fri 4 Feb 2022 - February Meeting

    Speaker and presentation topic to be advised.

    Sat 5 Feb 2022 - Terrestrial Cultivation and Seed Propagation Group

    Come along and learn the techniques and skills of germinating and cultivating terrestrial orchids under laboratory conditions.
    It also enables you to add orchids to your collection that do not readily tuber multiply and are not often available through the Tuber Bank.
    No previous skills or knowledge necessary.