The Australasian Native Orchid Society Inc. is the major organisation promoting the understanding and appreciation of orchids growing naturally in our region of the world – Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and the adjacent western Pacific.
We focus on a number of areas including conservation, research, breeding of species and hybrids, culture, shows, displays and judging, photography, learning about the Australian flora and environment, and field excursions.
Most members belong to one of our affiliated ANOS groups, but membership of ANOS Inc. itself is through subscription to The Orchadian, the quarterly ANOS journal that provides members with articles spanning all of the areas above.
Membership also provides many opportunities to network with likeminded enthusiasts and experts, grow and source plants, keep up to date with what is happening across the broad field of interest, as well as voting rights at the Annual General Meeting.
Communication is a vital link in the success of our widespread society, and we are actively working to improve our website to provide more relevant and practical information, and improve links to the Council.
Suggestions about ways to address the interests of members, website improvement, and increasing information that may be of interest to other members are always welcome. Please contact ANOS Council members with your enquiries.
Despite the pandemic restrictions the September edition of The Orchadian has been prepared and will be sent out to members late, due to Covid issues; expected to arrive before late October.
Thanks to all members for their understanding that this is a difficult time.
All ANOS Judging activities for awards and judging at meetings for the year have been suspended until now, but decisions have now been devolved to the regional state registrars who will keep you informed of what is happening in each state, depending on state and local COVID restrictions and judge availability.
Dr. Peter Adams, ANOS Inc. President
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