Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains


The wonderful world of native orchids

Orchids are a group of plants that attract a passionate group of followers, so if you are interested in orchids or would like to know more, then come along to this talk in Geelong next week?

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Wider Geelong Flora Lecture

An open invitation to the next Geelong Field Naturalists Club

WIDER GEELONG FLORA LECTURE

Tuesday 11th October, 2016 at 7:30 pm

At the MEETING ROOM, GEELONG BOTANICAL GARDENS

Guest Speaker: JULENE COOK

“FUNGI OF THE GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK”

Come along and enjoy Julene’s photographic  work

and learn about fungi and their structures

  • types of fungi cap shape
  • edge and textures
  • gill types
  • attachment between stem and mushroom cap
  • types, textures and shapes of stems

Meet and mingle from 7:00pm       info@gfnc.org.au


Why Plant Names Change

Coronidium used to be Helichrysum

Coronidium used to be Helichrysum

The Geelong Field Naturalists’ Wider Geelong Flora Lecture will be held on June 9th 7:30 p.m at Friends Room at Geelong Botanic Gardens.

The speaker is Neville Walsh, the Senior Conservation Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

“Why Plant Names Change”, “Moving the goalposts”-Plant nomenclature in a molecular age. The “rules “of plant nomenclature and the ways these rules have been broken in the past,  necessitating changes and finding ways to maintain stability. Inevitably, molecular advances are increasingly throwing light on plant relationships and influencing name changes.