At the August 2015 CFNC general meeting, Rod Orr’s presentation on the plants of the Bendigo region was quite amazing. There were photos and stories about flora species that are familiar to us in Castlemaine, and many others specific to the different habitats near Bendigo – particularly to the north (e.g. Kooyora, Whipstick).
One of the good news stories that Rod spoke about was some recent attempts to reintroduce critically endangered orchids back into the wild.
By following this link to a Radio National program (CLICK HERE), you can read, hear and see a lot more about the research and recovery efforts of Anne Jones, Julie Whitfield and others to understand their ecology.