Masters of Deception – Fascinating Orchids (17 July 2008)

Talk by Dr Dean Rouse and Dr Peter Milburn, Australian National University
When: Thursday 17 July 2008, 7.30pm
Where: Blue Gum School Friends’ Lounge, Hackett shops

When it comes to sex, orchids exploit a whole range of deceptive strategies, of fraud and of disguise. You will hear about the bizarre pollination techniques and the unique ecology of this fascinating plant group. Discover the species growing on the slopes of Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie including rare orchids and a highly endangered species known only from this area.

Enquiries: ph 6247 7515 or e-mail

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The talk is part of a free lecture series
Hilltop to Backfence – Celebrating 5 years of ParkCare on Mount Majura
The lectures cover a range of local environmental issues and explore biodiversity on our doorstep.

Download the Hilltop to Backfence program (pdf file).

Canberra Spider Orchid Arachnorchis actensis (photograph: Waltraud Pix)

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