Western Australian Native Orchids
Welcome to the 2017 Orchid Season
WANOSCG General Meetings
Next General meeting 15th March, 2017.
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 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|
|July||Michael MacPherson||Native Orchid Photography|
|August||Kingsley Dixon||A life with orchids ‘Snapshot on a career researching WA’s orchid flora’|
|September||Paul Winthrop||Nature Map and Atlas of Living Australia|
|November||Photo Competition and Members’ slides|
FIELD TRIPS for 2016
If you wish to attend any of these field trips please contact the Field Trip Coordinator
Margaret Petridis – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0409677385
|June||26th||Cataby/Badgingarra areas (Thelymitra apiculata)|
|Noble Rd, NE of Arthur River
Bullsbrook and Jurien areas (Thelymitra pulcherrima)
Albany and Stirling Range
|Kevin’s Rufa trip – camping trip to Karonie
PHOTO COMPETITION for 2016
The best photograph of any West Australian native orchid (or orchids) taken in situ in 2016. The competition night is at the November meeting.
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
ADOPT an Orchid (ADORP)
Some 20+ members have signed up to the adopt an orchid program
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
To promote interest in and preserve Western Australian indigenous orchids.
To learn the best means of cultivation and do all things possible for the conservation of native orchids in their environment.
To learn their habitats and keep records.
To have field days and learn to recognise the different genera and species.
To hold meetings for the exchange of knowledge and furthering of interest in Western Australian orchids.
To affiliate with kindred organisations.
To make rules of the Group’s domestic affairs.
To have fun.