Club Field Trips


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.




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  1. Ping from Ian Ferris:

    We are looking at a WA visit in Sept/Oct 2019, and would be very interested in joining a field trip if this is possible. Here in NW Tasmania we have many similar orchid species to yours, some only subtly different, and some comparisons would be of great interest to us. We are members of several organisations eg Threatened Plants Tas, CN Field Naturalists, Landcare Tas etc.

    As we do not know any locations, any advice would be of great assistance in planning our visit.

    • Ping from Margaret Petridis:

      Hi Ian,
      Thank you for your enquiry regarding field trips.
      We usually have a trip over the long weekend near the end of September and also around mid-October, but details for these have not yet been decided.
      Please contact me closer to your arrival time for more information.
      You are most welcome to attend a meeting at Kings Park Administration Center if the timing coincides with your visit.
      Margaret Petridis (Field Trip Co-ordinator)

      • Ping from goldie:

        hey margaret, we have a beautiful gem of a place to see native plants that has toilet facilities just down the road called crooked brook forest. around 10km south of dardanup townsite or about 6km east of boyanup.come n check it out its open to the public 24/7 with bbq facilities.our orchids have been flowering for a while now, with spider n cowslips just opening.

    • Ping from goldie:

      we have a gem of a spot just down the road.crooked brook forest has toilet n bbq facilities. 10km south of dardanup or 6km east of boyanup. we have a lot of orchids out at this time.

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