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Australasian Native Orchid Society
(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.

    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.

    Conservation Study Group 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.


    APRIL 2021

    Mon 12 Apr 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    Tue 20 Apr 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima and Diuris basaltica site maintenance at Laverton North.

    Mon 26 Apr 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    MAY 2021

    Mon 10 May 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    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

    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.

    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

    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 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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    NOVEMBER 2021

    Mon 8 Nov 2021 - Conservation Group

    Diuris fragrantissima site maintenance at Sunshine.

    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

    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

    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.

    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