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|Ben Walcott - ‘Classic Italian Gardens and What They Can Teach Us about Design’||Thursday, 25 July 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Delight in the classic gardens of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and more.
|Funding proposals due||Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 5:00pm||
Proposals are due by 31 July 2013 for projects to be supported by the Friends.
|Centenary Chat. Dr Judy West - ‘The Science Behind Your Gardens’||Thursday, 1 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
This talk will explore the scientific role of the ANBG and show how research has influenced its development over the past 40 years. From the initial concept of a science-based botanic garden, nestled among natural bushland and on a hillside juxtaposed with ANU and CSIRO, the ANBG has fulfilled its early goals to grow, study and promote Australian plants.
|Centenary Chat. Dr Penny Olsen - ‘Flocks of Colour now and then: a portfolio of parrots in Canberra 1913-2013’||Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Dr Penny Olsen will describe the images in the National Library of Australia’s collection, particularly a portfolio of parrots that have occurred in Canberra 1913 – 2013; these include our fauna emblem, the Gang Gang.
|Centenary Chat. Dr Penny Olsen - 'Flocks of colour now and then: a portfolio of parrots in Canberra 1913 - 2013'||Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Dr Penny Olsen will describe the images in the National Library of Australia's collection, particularly a portfolio of parrots that have occurred in Canberra 1913 - 2013; these include our fauna emblem, the Gang Gang.
|Steve Speer - ‘ClimateWatch Trail in the Gardens: Recording the Life Cycle of Plants’||Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
The annual cycle of natural events is affected by weather. A ClimateWatch Trail in the Gardens monitors the timing of these natural annual events. Stephen will give an overview of the Trail and how it feeds into the national Climate Watch program.
|Bernard Fennessy Memorial Lecture & Centenary Chat. Dr Lyn Hinds - ‘Managing Vertebrate Pests – Who is Outsmarting Whom’||Thursday, 22 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Management of overabundant vertebrates remains problematic, nationally and internationally. A range of lethal and non-lethal management techniques are available for different species, but are they effective? Do current management approaches effectively reduce the impacts of vertebrate pest populations in the landscape?
|Centenary Chat. Eric Martin - ‘History of Haig Park in Turner’||Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm||
Haig Park is a significant landscape feature in Canberra: its early plantings were designed for protection against winds and climactic extremes, and landscape beautification of the emerging city. Designed by Charles Weston, its parallel rows of trees are unique in Australian park design.