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WA Native Orchid Study & Conservation  Group  (WANOSCG Inc. )              



                


 Welcome to the 2016 Orchid Season

 

      

WANOSCG General Meetings
Next  General meeting 17th August

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).


Website of validated digital photos of  WA native orchids:  (www.wanoscg.com)

 
 SPEAKERS for 2016          


 March Ramón Newman   2015 in retrospect Walpole presentation and November flowering orchids near Walpole
 April Ramon & Margaret  Snail trip 2015
 May Andrew Brown Western Australian Sun Orchids
 June John Ewing Red Spider Orchids
 JulyMichael MacPherson Native Orchid Photography 
 August Kingsley DixonA life with orchids  ‘Snapshot on a career researching WA’s orchid flora’
 September TBA 
 October TBA 
 November  Photo Competition and Members' slides  

WANOSCG Award
2011 : Don Ward (the inaugural recipient) 
2012 : Matz Dahlkamp
2013 : Eddy Wajon
2014 : Ross and Margaret Fox
2015 : Donna Wajon

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 2016   

If you wish to attend any of these field trips please contact the Field Trip Coordinator
Margaret Petridis       margaretp55@gmail.com  or     0409677385 

June

 26th June

Cataby/Badgingarra areas (Thelymitra apiculata)

July


17th July          

24th July

Noble Rd, NE of Arthur River   

Bullsbrook and Jurien areas (Thelymitra pulcherrima)

August


20 /21st August

Geraldton

September

17th / 18th September   

24th/ 26th September  


Kojonup


Albany and Stirling Range
 
 

PHOTO COMPETITION FOR 2016

The best photograph of any Western Australian Native orchid (or orchids) taken in situ in 2016.  The competition night is at the November meeting.

ADOPT an Orchid (ADORP)
Some 20+ members have signed up to the adopt an orchid program
 
 
WANOSCG Blog
 
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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