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 Welcome to the 2015 Orchid Season

 

      

WANOSCG General Meetings
 Next General meeting 15th April 2015

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Kings Park Administration Buildings off Fraser Avenue (March to November inclusive).

 
 SPEAKERS for 2015          TBA
  • MAR -    John Ewing         Caladenia dundasiae ADORP 
  • APR -     Jay Steer            The Fuscolutea complex - towards a phylogenetic tree
  • MAY -     Andrew Brown   Orchids of our eastern granites
  • JUNE -    Urszula Kokosinska  Caladenia uliginosa subsp. patulens
  • JULY -    Chris French      The new Diuris species
  • AUG -      Ryan Phillips    Orchids of central and South America
  • SEPT -    John Hills          Time-Line for Rocks and Orchids
  • OCT -       TBA
  • NOV -       Photo Competition & Members slides
WANOSCG Award
2011 :Don Ward (the inaugural recipient) 
2012 : Matz Dahlkamp
2013 : Eddy Wajon
2014 : Ross and Margaret Fox
The criterion for this award is that the person should have advanced the aims of, and made an outstanding contribution to, WANOSCG - namely the study and conservation of Western Australian native orchids. These contributions will usually have been made over an extended period of time. The recipient must be a financial Member of WANOSCG.
 
 
FIELD TRIPS FOR 2015
Proposed field trips for 2015  (as of March 2015)
If you wish to attend any of these field trips please contact the Field Trip Coordinator
Margaret Petridis       margaretp55@gmail.com  or     0409677385 

April

 

Suggestions to Field Trip Coordinator

May

2/3

Walpole - Northcliffe burn looking for Eriochilus species, Praecoxanthus aphyllus

May

30/31/1

Kalbarri or Merredin , Caladenia drummondii, Eriochilus sp

June

20/21

Jurien area looking for Thelymitra apiculata, Diuris perialla 

July

19

Pingelly nature reserves

August

8/9

Northcliffe (re-located from Kalbarri)

August

15-23

Camping trip to the east of Esperance focussing on Pterostylis (snail) species with Andrew Brown

 
 

PHOTO COMPETITION FOR 2015

The competition night is at the November meeting

Photographs are to be of two or more orchid species (or hybrids) in the same field of view. 

Members are reminded that photographs must be taken in 2015 under natural circumstances and not be the result of “Photoshopping” two or more orchids into a single photograph.  Photographs should be 6”x4”, 8”x10” or A4 sized and without a mounting or backing. Members may enter up to three photographs. 

 

 
ADOPT an Orchid (ADORP)
Some 20+ members have signed up to the adopt an orchid program
 
 
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Threatened & Priority Orchid Species of Western Australia 

More information can be found at the DEC website under the heading "Management and Protection" in "Threatened flora" section http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/index.php

Recent publications related to Western Australian Native Orchids

Identification and Ecology of Southwest Australian Orchids - A User-friendly Guide
Mark Brundrett (2014)

Field Guide to the Orchids of Western Australia -  Andrew Brown, Kingsley Dixon, Christopher French and Garry Brockman (2013)  The Definitive Guide to the Native Orchids of Western Australia

Orchids of South-West Australia 3rd Edition - Noel Hoffman & Andrew Brown (2011)
 
Orchids of Western Australia - Andrew Brown, Pat Dundas, Kingsley Dixon & Stephen Hopper (2008) - A valuable comprehensive reference of WA native orchid species beautifully illustrated by Pat Dundas
 
Spider Orchids-the Genus Caladenia and it's relatives in Australia - Gary Backhouse

WANOSCG Featured Orchid

 
orchids watheroo 030813
 Orchids, Watheroo, 030813
 
patricias spider orchid watheroo 030813
 Patricias Spider Orchid, Watheroo, 030813

 Leafless, Bunny Orchid, Dwellingup Pinjarra 170413

 

  Bunny, Hare Orchid, Perth Hills 220413