Special meeting prior to the 23 April General meeting – see April Journal for details
April 23 2019 General Meeting
Speaker: Dr Katya Hogendoom
Topic: The Veroa Destructor Virus (threat to our honey bees)
The Native Orchid Society of South Australia promotes the conservation of Australian native orchids through cultivation and the preservation of naturally occurring orchids and natural habitat. All native orchids are protected in Australia. Collection of any plant material without a permit is illegal.
Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December and January) 8.00pm , at St Matthews Hall, Bridge Street, Kensington. The hall is opened at 7.15pm to allow members to access the library. Visitors are welcome. For details of monthly speakers go to the Events page .
Members’ Monthly Picture Competition
At the society’s monthly meetings, a picture competition is held where members can submit their orchid pictures or artwork. To see the current winning picture and related article click here.
2019 – We will again have a separate competition consisting of all South Australian Orchids entered in the monthly competition to find the 12 most popular photographs to be used in a calendar for 2020.
Annual Spring Show
Every year, our growers host a show to showcase their best specimens, which are then judged by professionals. Also a variety of orchids are available for sale to the public, many which cannot be purchased elsewhere. Our shows are a chance for people to see some of South Australian native orchids as well as plants from interstate. Go to the Events page for details of the Spring Show
Our membership includes a number of orchid growers. Plants are displayed and judged at the monthly meetings. The growers willingly share their knowledge on how to grow orchids, and sometimes can direct to the places to purchase orchids.
NOSSA field trips offer the chance to see some of our exquisite orchids, as well as the opportunity to meet those who are knowledgeable about our native orchids. It is a good place to begin learning about orchids.
Most Field trips will be on the Saturday following the General meeting. Depending upon the season, there may be field trips at other times.
Bookings are essential. Click here to book.
NOSSA members are involved in various conservation activities throughout the state such as orchid surveys, monitoring and weed control.
Any member interested in being involved in any of these activities needs to contact the Conservation Officer for details. Conservation Officer contact details are in the Journal.
Interested in joining
For membership details click here
NB: No part of an orchid can be taken from the bush – only photographs & memories
NB: Permission is required before copying images from this website