GardenDrumFascination of Orchid Pollination

Caladenia tentaculata & wasp © M Smith

Cranbourne Gardens in Victoria is hosting a talk by Mitch Smith on ‘Fascination of Orchid Pollination’ (subtitled ‘Sex, Lies and Seduction’) – hear from Victoria’s premier citizen scientist on orchid pollination all about recent discoveries, especially regarding Victoria’s terrestrial orchids.

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 approximately 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.

Venue: Australian Garden Auditorium, RBGV Cranbourne Gardens
Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive
Costs: Members $20; Non-members $25; Students $10

More information and booking link on Garden Travel Hub

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