MOSQUITO ORCHID FLOWERING on the Wildflower Walk early June 2017

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:

Native orchids are sprouting on our Wildflower Walk from late April 2017

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. 

Orchid-viewing Open Day at Vale Park Sunday 11.9.16 10am – noon, followed by shared picnic

We are inviting members and friends to a relaxed Open Day to view our amazing reintroduced native orchids, lilies and other spring flowers on Sunday 11.9.16 10am – noon, followed by a shared BYO picnic BBQ. Bush tucker tastings (including icecreams), plant giveaways and morning tea also featured.

Our Information signs have been delivered!

We have taken delivery of our beautiful new Information sign for the Gilberton Woodland, one large information sign cum brochure holder and 2 smaller directional signs for the Wildflower Walk at Vale Park. Purchase with a grant from DEWNR, they will be installed soon (after siting approval by Walkerville Council is given).

The first of our “White Fairies” orchids have begun flowering on the Wildflower Walk – very early!

The white form of our Pink Fairies orchid (Caladenia latifolia), which we call “White Fairies”, has begun to flower on the Wildflower Walk at Vale Park.  This is at least 10 days earlier than in previous years!


Pink Fairy Orchids Gilberton

GILBERTON WOODLAND: Gilbert Street, Gilberton – just east of the O’Bahn bridge. Friday 24.7.15      9.30-11.30am (ish)    GROUP BEE/PLANTING DAY Saturday 25.7.15  9.30am – noon (ish)  COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY Friday 7.8.15      9.30-11.30am (ish)    GROUP BEE/PLANTING DAY VALE PARK Wildflower Walk:  Willow Bend Reserve, below the carpark on the western side of the […]

Winter orchids flowering on Vale Park’s Wildflower Walk in July 2015

Our lovely winter orchids have begun flowering on the Wildflower Walk at Vale Park, including this interesting Gnat Orchid (Cyrtostylis robusta). Nectar flows down the centre of the large lower petal to attract pollinating long-legged flies (that look similar to mosquitoes!). 

Excellent TFL teams help out VPOP

Carrying on from their superb assistance in August and September last year, VPOP was again fortunate to have the skilful and dedicated Trees For Life (TFL) teams assisting us in April,  May and June this year.

October 2014 Flower Gallery- Vale Park

On a hot blustery Sunday morning on the 19th of October, Lesley and her grandson Xavier helped water our newer Wildflower Walk plants …