After installing our new VPOP brochure dispensing sign on the Wildflower Walk on 1.6.17, we noticed this lovely but very, very small Mosquito orchid (Acianthus pusillis) just up slope from the new sign.
June VPOP on-site dates have changed due to clashes with Rose’s Fungi lessons with Vale Park Primary School students and a focus on preparing the Wildflower Walk for the Fungi Foray on 2nd July 2017. New dates listed below:
We have finally installed our new information sign in the Gilberton Woodland, our large dispensing sign on the Wildflower Walk (pictured) and one of the 2 smaller directional signs also on the Wildflower Walk.
Bookings are now open to hear Fungimap’s Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher Public Talk on “The Vital Importance of Fungi!” on 30th June, 2017 from 7.30 – 9pm at Vale Park Primary School.
On a sunny afternoon on 8.5.17, VPOP members visited Marianne & John’s new Blackwood home among the the gum trees for lunch & a tour of their ‘backyard’ – a hillslope of remnant grassy woodland!
We have noticed the first of 2017’s native orchids sprouting on the Wildflower Walk including the little rosettes of the Blunt Greenhood (Pterostylis curta, pictured on 25.4.17) in a number patches.
Since 2000, the community-based Vale Park Our Patch (VPOP) has been working to preserve, enhance, record and promote our “Nearby Nature” along sections of the River Torrens Linear Park at Vale Park and Gilberton (inner city suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia), including reintroducing over 20 species of native orchids back onto the Adelaide Plains.
At VPOP we love beautiful photographs. We hope you enjoy browsing through these galleries of our wonderful plants, hard-to-capture wildlife and our fascinating fungi which contain photos from all our sites. We also have many suburb-specific nature galleries in the Vale Park & Gilberton sections. Clicking or touching the gallery photographs gives information about the subject.
Group: On site working bees are the 1st & 3rd Monday mornings of the month at Vale Park and the 1st & 3rd Fridays at Gilberton (morning tea provided). Community events 2017: Public talk “The Vital Importance of Fungi” (30.6), VPOP talk @ Sustainable Markets (19.8), our Orchid-viewing Open Days (probably 26.8. & 17.9.17). Visitors and children (with accompanying adult) are always welcome.