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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(Victoria Group) Inc.

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.

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.

Leptoceras menzesii

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.

Combined group field trips are often 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.

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. 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.

APRIL 2024

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

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.

JUNE 2024

Sat 1 June 2024 - Conservation Group

Grassland herb planting, Laverton.

Mon 3 June2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

OCTOBER 2024

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.

Mon 21 October 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

Wed 23 October 2024 - Conservation Group

Prasophyllum fosteri monitoring.

NOVEMBER 2024

Fri 1 November 2024 - Conservation Group

Pterostylis basaltica monitoring.

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.

DECEMBER 2024

Mon 9 December 2024 - Conservation Group

Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance, Sunshine.

JANUARY 2025

Early January 2025 - Conservation & Terrestrial Study Groups

Dipodium interaneum search.

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.

Garry French

Contact

Conservation Group 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