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Since 2017 the ANPC has been working with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV), Friends of the Grampians Gariwerd and the Australasian Native Orchid Society (Victoria Group) Inc. on two orchid conservation projects in western Victoria, to undertake surveys, collect seed, propagate seedlings, construct exclusion fencing and identify pollinators. Both projects culminated this month with the re-introduction of approximately 50 Audas Spider-orchid (Caladenia audasii) and 400 Brilliant Sun Orchid (Thelymitra mackibbinii) seedlings. Ten to 15 enthusiastic volunteers helped plant each day to supplement the low numbers of these threatened orchids in the wild. Both projects were funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning through their Biodiversity On-ground Action grants.