Here is a request from Australasian Native Orchid Society Victorian Group Inc. that you may like to support. They are fundraising to improve the habitat for threatened orchids. I visited the Orchid Lab at Cranbourne on Friday, with my local landcare group (thanks to some Threatened Species Protection Initiative funding). We heard that it is time consuming and bit of a process to build up the number of orchids to put back into the wild to make a real difference. Some of the many pots we saw were of the Sunshine Diuris and they will need some good habitat to be planted in.
The Australasian Native Orchid Society Victorian Group Inc has launched ‘Saving Scented Orchids’ Pozible Campaign and received the first $1,000 in pledges towards our $13,900 goal. And two new members and encouraging messages of support through our campaign website.
Saving Scented Orchids campaign is raising funds to return the sweet scented endangered orchids Sunshine Diuris, or Fragrant Doubletail (Diuris fragrantissima), and Small Golden Moths (Diuris basaltica) to Melbourne’s western grasslands. This project will improve grassland habitat condition through weed control, provide pollinator food by planting grassland herbs, and grow more grassland orchids to return to the wild.
Double the money! Every $1 you and your friends donate will be matched by the Victorian government if we reach our target by 23 November 2016.
Read about us here
http://anosvic.org.au/savingscentedorchids and stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter.
Please share our Saving Scented Orchids project via your networks and newsletters, and on facebook and twitter.
Richard Thomson ANOSVic Conservation Officer, and the grasslands orchids team