In line with ongoing COVID-19 (Corona virus) advice, APS Mitchell will be resuming limited “Covid safe” activities (see below) when current restrictions ease. Note that restrictions may apply & effect group related events on short notice (see below). If in doubt, please contact us.
(Occasionally excursions may replace monthly meetings so it is advisable to check our latest newsletter or contact a committee member for up to date diary dates.)
THERE IS A $2.00 ENTRY WHICH GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN THE RAFFLE PRIZE OF A NATIVE PLANT. TEA, COFFEE & BISCUITS (& SOMETIMES HOMEMADE CAKE) AVAILABLE.
Next Meeting: February 15th, 2021 Cancelled- New date to be advised.
Guest Speaker – Paul Piko
Topic: “Searching For Spider Orchids”.
How wonderful it is to announce that APS Mitchell is able to return to hosting monthly meetings! Even better, to kick off for the year; Paul Piko will be returning to present on:
“Searching For Spider Orchids”.
Paul Piko is a native orchid enthusiast, and former committee member of the Australasian Native Orchid Society Victoria (ANOSVic). You might have seen some of his flora and fauna photos in the APS Mitchell newsletters.
In this talk, Paul presents some of the orchid conservation activities that are being carried out in Victoria by individuals and organisations such as the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Bush Heritage Australia and ANOSVic. We will focus on some rare Spider Orchid species from the Goldfields. We will also hear about the discovery of a new location of a seldom seen Red Spider Orchid in Mitchell Shire, and the plans to expand the search for it this year.
The meeting will be held under the guidelines of our Covid safe facility plan. Please read the plan prior to attending, & RSVP to Ian Julian to assist in managing numbers (details below). Masks may also be required.
Visitors, guests and friends are always very welcome at APS Mitchell meetings. Attendees are encouraged to bring along native plant specimens from their gardens for our Specimen Table display & discussion (please label with species name if known).
Entry is $2 (to help us cover room rental costs) which includes supper & a ticket in the evening door prize plant raffle draw.