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    WA Native Orchid Study & Conservation Group

       

     Welcome to the 2014 Orchid Season

    Join WANOSCG in celebrating its 40th Year 

          

    WANOSCG General Meetings
     Next General meeting 16th  April

    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 2014
    • MAR -     Historical Club slides
    • APR -      Chris French - An overview of the Pterostylis nana complex
    • MAY -      Eric Swarts - Orchids of Tasmania
    • JUNE -    Ian Small - DNA and plant classification
    • JULY -    TBA
    • AUG -      Ryan Phillips - Orchid pollinator research
    • SEPT -    TBA
    • OCT -       Andrew Brown - “Our December/January flowering orchids”
    • NOV -       Photo Competition & Members slides

     

    WANOSCG Award
    2011 :Don Ward (the inaugural recipient) 
    2012 : Matz Dahlkamp
    2013 : Eddy 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 2014
    Below is a tentative list of field trips for 2014 
    Orchids to be found over the southwest coastal areas in April / May include the Hare orchid, Leafless orchid, Bunny orchids

     

    May

    3&4th

    Wapole/Denmark -Eriochilus, Leporella, Praecoxanthus. Andrew Brown to lead trip

    June

    21/22nd

    Badgingarra area

    July

    21/22nd

    Bunbury/Eaton, Busselton, Preston Point -Shell orchids and Greenhoods

    August

    9/10th

    Kalbarri - depending on rainfall

    August

    16/23rd

     North Eastern Wheatbelt. Extended camping trip.

    August

    30/31st

      Mukinbudin/Chiddarcooping NR

    September

    13/14th 

    Boyup Brook

    October

    18/19th

    Muir highway/Frankland area

     

     

     

     
    If you are coming on any of these trips please advise the Field Trip Coordinator Margaret Petridis on 0409677385
     

    PHOTO COMPETITION FOR 2014

    TBA
    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

    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