Club Field Trips

Upcoming Club Field Trips for 2019 – 

  • Aug 31st –       New Norcia day trip
  • Sep 7-8th –     Corrigin area
  • Sep 28-30th – Dunsborough and the Capes

Please note that there are restrictions on attendee numbers for trips to minimise harm to the Orchid habitat, so it is a requirement that you pre-register for any Field Trips that you may be interested in.


To register your interest to attend a Field Trip, please contact the Field Trip Coordinator (FTC):

  • Contact:     Margaret Petridis, Field Trip Co-ordinator
  • Mobile:       0409677385
  • Email:

Field trips are an important part of the activities of WANOSCG.  Most members undertake numerous personal field trips throughout the year. In addition, six 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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WANOSCG FIELD TRIP Guidlines Feb 2019 WANOSCG FIELD TRIP Guidlines Feb 2019
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  1. Comment by 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.

    • Comment by 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)

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