Field trips are an important part of the activities of WANOSCG. Most members undertake numerous personal field trips throughout the year. In addition, four or more club organised group field trips are typically undertaken annually.
Group field trips provide members with an opportunity to visit areas, to find and photograph orchids they have not seen before and to learn about orchids from each other. Factors determining the areas visited include; the location of summer fires, winter rainfall patterns, information received from country members, requests from members and specialist trips to search for threatened orchid species.
Orchid flowering is not confined to the spring months and the first trips are usually held in April / May. Members are encouraged to contribute information on the number and location of orchids found to the club’s database.
Members can find a summary of the forthcoming field trips in the latest Bulletins.