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.
In Australia the COVID 19 pandemic is increasingly threatening the health of the community. ANOS members and groups are mainly in the older demographic which is at highest risk.
A key part of the necessary response to the virus is social distancing and self isolation of more vulnerable people.
The ANOS executive in conjunction with the ANOS Registrar of Judges have decided that for the foreseeable future all official ANOS judging activities, including face to face training, is suspended until further notice.
The situation will be reviewed regularly over the next few months and members kept informed.
We wish you all good health, and stay safe.
Dr. Peter Adams, ANOS Inc. President
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