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Summer Sounds - concert on the Eucalypt Lawn Saturday, 4 February 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

Family Frolic

Tonight's performers are Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows (Children's Rock) and Pablo's 3D Stunt Show.

Concerts are on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. All concerts start at 5.30 pm and finish at 7.30. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site. Entry $5 adults, $2 concession, children 12 years and under free.

Black Mountain, weeding work party Saturday, 4 February 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet: At the Belconnen Way entry gate to Black Mountain Nature Reserve.  Look for the balloons.

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and your favourite digging tool, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

A delicious morning tea will be provided about 10.00am.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711. Having a contact number for you helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Tim Fischer AC ‘From Gallipoli Oaks collected by John Monash to the Crop Trust and Svalbard Vault: collecting seeds matters more than ever.’ Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Tim Fischer, Vice-Chair of the Global Crop Diversity Trust since 2012 (with overview of the seed vault in North Norway), will link the acorns of Gallipoli, sent by Monash to his wife, with the philosophy of seed-banking today.

Tim Fischer was born at Lockhart in 1946, was educated at Xavier College in Melbourne and was conscripted into the Australian Army in 1966 and served in The Vietnam War.

He entered Politics in 1971 and became Deputy Prime Minister in 1996, Ambassador to the Holy See in 2008 and is now a successful book author. His other interests are notably family, farming, charity work and biking and bush walking in Bhutan.

Summer Sounds - concert on the Eucalypt Lawn Sunday, 29 January 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

World Sounds

Tonight's performers are Los Chavos (Latin American) and Dubba Rukki (Dance Reggae).

Concerts are on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. All concerts start at 5.30 pm and finish at 7.30. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site. Entry $5 adults, $2 concession, children 12 years and under free.

Summer Sounds - concert on the Eucalypt Lawn Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sponsored by Icon Water and the Friends of the Gardens.

Jazz 'n' Jive

Tonight's performers are Good Gosh and Funky Fedoras.

Concerts are on the Eucalypt Lawn at the Gardens in Clunies Ross Street, Acton, on the lower slopes of Black Mountain. All concerts start at 5.30 pm and finish at 7.30. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks for sale on site. Entry $5 adults, $2 concession, children 12 years and under free.

Black Mountain weeding work party Saturday, 7 January 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet: At the Black Mountain Lookout Terrace, slightly uphill from the Telstra Tower. Look for the balloons. 

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and your favourite digging tool, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.

Click on blue heading in left-hand column for details, including booking arrangements.

Plant Science Group Technical Talk: Anthony Whalen, 'The Australasian e-Flora – a new direction for the Flora of Australia' Monday, 5 December 2016 - 10:30am

This presentation will outline current Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) priorities, particularly how the well known Flora of Australia series is moving from hard copy books to an interactive “e-Flora” website. Discussion will include how botanical authors will be able to actively contribute to the e-Flora in the very future. A live demonstration of the e-Flora will be provided.

Black Mountain, weeding work party Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet: At the Black Mountain Lookout Terrace, slightly uphill from the Telstra Tower. Look for the balloons.

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and your favourite digging tool, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

A delicious morning tea will be provided about 10.00am, with some Christmas cake.

Photographic Group: 'Extended Show and Tell' Friday, 25 November 2016 - 10:30am

This meeting of the Photographic Group will be devoted to ‘Show and Tell’. Share your latest photos of flora and fauna taken in the Gardens. Photographs of Australian native flora and fauna from outside the Gardens may also be included. Maximum of ten photos per person.

Members of the Photographic Group are invited to stay on after the meeting for a Christmas lunch at the Floresco Cafe. RSVP by 23 November for lunch, by email to: photo@friendsanbg.org.au

Sebastian Lang ‘Strategies for Australia to protect threatened species.’ Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Australia is a country rich in unique plants and animals. They are core to our identity, culturally significant to Indigenous peoples, important to the health of our environment and a strong contributor to our economy. Our distinctive plants and animals are a gift and ours to protect.

The Australian Government has established a new national approach to threatened species. The Threatened Species Strategy is a plan for how we will prioritise effort and work in partnership with the community and state and territory governments over the next five years.

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