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Talk: Fascination with Orchid Pollination, Cranbourne
13 August 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$20 – $25
‘Fascination of Orchid Pollination’ with Mitch Smith – Plants need pollinators! There is so much that we do not know about how pollination of Australian plants occurs. Come to this talk with the subtitle of ‘Sex, Lies and Seduction’ and become better acquainted with what has been discovered in recent times especially with Victoria’s terrestrial orchids.
Mitch Smith has no formal training and is a self-professed ecologist/environmentalist. The ground breaking work by Mitch with Rudie Kuiter on Victoria’s orchid pollinators is believed to be the most comprehensive work to date, with pollinators described for approx 150 species of orchids. This is citizen science at its best!
Mitch owns Woolenook Native Plant Nursery in Maffra. He works on local re-vegetation and restoration projects and has accumulated knowledge and insights on many aspects of the environment. Mitch also acts as an advisor to current land managers on environmental matters, mostly to do with orchids and grassland management in his local area. Mitch is a very enthusiastic knowledgeable person and this shines forth in his stimulating presentations.
Make sure you do not miss this talk!
This talk is being held as an accompanying event with the ‘Native Seduction’ Art Exhibition that is open through August at the Cranbourne Gardens. For further information: Phone 8774 2483, 0448 013 892
Venue: Australian Garden Auditorium, RBGV Cranbourne Gardens
Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive
Costs: Members $20; Non-members $25; Students $10