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Professor Adrienne Nicotra and Dr Veronica Briceno Rodriguez ‘‘Living on the Edge: How do Plants of Threatened Ecological Communities Cope with Extreme Temperature?’ Thursday, 15 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Adrienne and Veronica, from the Research School of Biology, ANU, will talk on a research partnership between the ANU, ANBG and Friends, the University of Technology Sydney, the Sydney Botanical Gardens, and Save the Species Program, which seeks to provide critical data on the physiological tolerances of Australian native species from alpine, desert and threatened ecological communities.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Click to book!. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette

Growing Friends April Plant Sale Tuesday, 13 April 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Growing Friends is having a COVID-safe plant sale on the morning of Tuesday 13 April. It will be held in the Growing Friends shadehouse, near the Banksia Centre carpark at the ANBG. This will be a timed entry sale. If you want to attend the sale then you MUST pre-register. Approximately 4 days before the sale you will be given a 10 minute window during which you can attend the sale and choose your plants. Time slots will be allocated in the order in which registrations are received. 

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo ‘The decline of the entomofauna and its drivers’ Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Francisco, from the University of Sydney, will talk about the ecological implications of world-wide decline in the biodiversity of insects and the priority actions needed to stem them will be discussed.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings can be made at https://register.eventarc.net/e/45007. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Botanic Art Group Exhibition - From the Desert to the Sea Saturday, 3 April 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 4:30pm

The exhibition, in the Visitors Information Centre Gallery, features a wide variety of native plants with a special focus on plants from arid regions.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 3 April 2021 Saturday, 3 April 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet: Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side.

Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners.

Bring:  Water, Friends … Everyone is welcome
Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711.

Dr Heidi Zimmer ‘The iconic Wollemi Pine’ Thursday, 1 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Heidi, from the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, will talk about her thesis which began with the question why are there so few medium-sized Wollemia nobilis individuals between the seedling and canopy tree size classes (i.e., between 2-20 m in height)?

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings can be made at https://register.eventarc.net/e/45005. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

ANBG Photographic Group March Meeting Friday, 26 March 2021 - 10:00am

The March meeting of the ANBG Photographic Group will be held at 10am on Friday 26th March, in the ANBG Theatrette opposite the Visitor Information Centre.

The topic is "Bendora Arboretum - being prepared"

The presenter Graham Gall will talk about preparations for our excursion to Bendora Arboretum in April. The aim of this excursion is photographing Fungi and other features of this area. He will detail his techniques for photography of fungi etc.

Peter Byron and Joe McAuliffe 'Enlightened Conservatory Design and Plants’. Thursday, 25 March 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Peter and Joe will talk about the design of the conservatory building and plants. Peter will focus on the building being for botany and visitors. Joe will talk about thematic content and plans for displays as well as plant selection and succession, cultivation and conservatory horticulture.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings can be made at https://register.eventarc.net/e/45006. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Tour the Trees in Comfort - Flora Explorer Bus Tour Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Celebrate National Eucalypt Day on the Flora Explorer bus
Take a Tour of the Trees in comfort on the Flora Explorer bus.
Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Cost: $8 adult, $5 child
Location: Meet at the ANBG Visitor Centre
Numbers are limited to 8 people; bookings are essential through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/142039368575.

Tour the trees on the Flora Explorer bus Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Celebrate National Eucalypt Day on the Flora Explorer bus
Take a Tour of the Trees in comfort on the Flora Explorer bus.
Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Cost: $8 adult, $5 child
Location: Meet at the ANBG Visitor Centre
Numbers are limited to 8 people; bookings are essential through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/142039368575.

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