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Weeding Work Party - 6 Jan 2017 Saturday, 6 January 2018 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Date: Saturday, 6 January 2018, 8:30 to 11:30am, when we will focus on woody weeds in the south-west area of the Black Mountain Nature Reserve.

Meet: at the Caswell Drive car park on the mountain side of Caswell Drive. Drive FROM Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, etc. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left, and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Drive carefully into the carpark.    Look for balloons.

ANU Public Lecture 11 December - Joseph Banks' Florilegium Monday, 11 December 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage
Monday, 11 December 2017, 4-5pm

Speaker: David Mabberley
Location: RN Robertson Theatre, RN Robertson Building #46, 46 Sullivans Creek Rd

Exhibition & Drinks: 5-6pm, Hancock Library, WK Hancock Building #122, Sullivans Ck Rd
This lecture and exhibition is free and open to the public

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk Monday, 4 December 2017 - 10:30am

Buzz Pollination of the Native Lasiandra, Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae), revisited and why plants have poricidal anthers

Speaker:  Dr Roger Farrow

Weeding Work Party 2 December 2017 Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

We shall be removing woody weeds on the south/west slopes of Black Mountain Reserve. 

Date: Saturday, 2 December 2017 8:30 to 11:30.

Dr Bryan Lessard ‘All the buzz on Australia’s secret gardeners’ Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Bryan, an OCE Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO, will challenge many of the popular myths about Australian flies, and emphasise their status as essential pollinators of (and composters for) many iconic Australian plants.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - November meeting Friday, 24 November 2017 - 7:30am
An early morning walk in the Gardens is scheduled @ 7.30am  (meet at the bus stop). 
This will be followed by breakfast in the Pollen Cafe at 9am.
This last meeting for the year will be an extended 'show and tell' of members' photographs in the ANBG Theatrette from 10:30am.
Dr Darren Leroux ‘The Urban Frontier: Rethinking ecological opportunities in a changing world’ Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Darren, an Environmental Project Officer with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, will argue from recent urban ecology research for new and new and exciting restoration and conservation strategies for cities.

Darren Le Roux is an Environmental Project Officer, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, whose research and work experience to date has had a strong focus on wildlife conservation and biodiversity monitoring in human dominated landscapes.

Dan Carmody ‘All things Range ring true and Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park’ Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dan is a Visitor Services Ranger at the ANBG, whose talk will reveal his experiences of the Uluru Kata-Tjuta Park’s flora, fauna, and one of the world’s oldest living cultures still managing the land today.

Dan Carmody has shown his enthusiasm for native plants and encouraging others to understand them for several years as a Visitor Services Ranger at the ANBG. He has spent several months at Uluru-Kata Yjuta National Park this year.

Bushland Nature Trail - Thursday walk Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Join us in an early celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of the Bushland Nature Trail. The trail is in the Bushland Precinct of the Gardens and is part of the local Black Mountain environment. Black Mountain is the most diverse nature reserve in Canberra with more than 650 species of plants.

Stroll along this trail in the company of a guide and discover the plants flowering at this time of year and, at the same time, enjoy the spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin. Our walk will end at the Lookout and then return back along the trail to the Visitor Centre. See full details...

Butterflies at ANBG - Sunday walk - rescheduled Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Butterflies have been described as an inexhaustible of spiritual and aesthetic delight. They have a practical value as well. We all love sunlight, and we owe many glorious and sweet-scented flowers, at least those of long tubular form, to the butterflies and moths that pollinate them. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe these elusive creatures in the Gardens. Join our local expert, Suzi Bond, to see and hear about butterflies and the plants they like. It will be an easy walk: see full details of afternoon walk.

NOTE: Change of date! This walk was originally scheduled for the afternoon of 18 November. Our apologies to anyone inconvenienced by the change.