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Catherine Ross ‘Betttongs, bulbs and biodiversity’ Thursday, 15 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Digging mammals such as bettongs, bandicoots and bilbies have been described as ecosystem engineers, and Catherine will ask whether the return of an ecosystem engineer helps to restore biodiversity in grassy woodlands?

Dr Mike Bourke ‘The role of staple food crops in food security in Papua New Guinea’ Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Mike will briefly cover population distribution and food consumption and then more comprehensively many aspects of food security in PNG.

Roger Farrow ‘Wild Madagascar: from Baobabs to an Aye-aey’ Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 12:30pm

Roger is a field naturalist who observes how plants and animals interact in their natural environment.  After a career in entomology, Roger joined Australian Native Plants Society to further his identification skills of native plants.

Further details to be advised.

Lynne Bean ‘What is to be found in the Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed?’ Thursday, 5 April 2018 - 12:30pm

Lynne will concentrate on the fossil fish and plants from the Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed, NSW, which date from the Upper Jurassic.

Growing Friends 2018 Autumn Plant Sale Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 8:30am to 11:00am

Plants are propagated and tended by the Growing Friends from material sourced from the Gardens. All proceeds go to support the Gardens. Be early for the best selection.  A Plant List will be available on this website closer to the sale date.

When: Saturday, 7th April 2018
Time: 8.30 am – 11.00 am or earlier if sold out
Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Phil Palmer (topic to be advised) Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 12:30pm

Phil is the South East Regional Manager, and Manager of Scottsdale, for Bush Heritage Australia.

Please check the website closer to the date for further details about his talk.

Dr Leo Joseph ‘News from the Front: An update on bird research at the Australian National Wildlife Collection (ANWC) and around the world’ Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 12:30pm

Leo will talk about thorny taxonomic problems in our birds, such as the Chestnut Quail-thrush, White-eared Honeyeater, and natural selection starring the Eastern Yellow Robin.

Dr John Bradshaw ‘Rocks, climate changes and trees’ Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 12:30pm

John will assemble an eclectic mix of his recent adventures, including working on technical climate change solutions associated with his profession as a geologist, mixed with his passion for the natural environment, native plants and trees.