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Photographic Group: 'Refocus - Exhibition' Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 9:30am to Sunday, 11 December 2016 - 5:00pm

Refocus is an exhibition of photographs by the Friends’ Photographic Group which will be shown in the Visitor Information Centre ANBG.  The exhibition opens to the public on 23 November and runs until 11 December 2016.  The majority of works have been taken in the ANBG but will also include some photographs of Australian Flora and Fauna taken elsewhere in Australia. All works will be for sale.

Dr Helen Cleugh ‘ Earth System and Climate Change Science for a Productive and Resilient Australia' Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Helen, Leader of CSIRO’s Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub, will outline Australia’s national capability in weather and climate prediction, observation and research.

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Growing Friends Spring Plant Sale Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 8:30am to 11:00am

The Growing Friends Spring Sale will be held on Saturday, 12 November 2016.

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.  Information about some of the plants that will be on sale is available here. A Plant List is  available here.

When: Saturday 12th November 2016
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

Most plants cost $5. There are a few advanced plants for $10.

Book Sale Saturday, 12 November 2016 - 8:30am to 11:00am

There will be a book sale in conjunction with the Growing Friends Sale. It will be situated in the Banks Building, adjacent to the plant sale. All proceeds will go to the Friends.

When: Saturday 12th November 2016
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

Roger Farrow ‘Insects: there is more to them than meets the eye.’ Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Roger, formerly of CSIRO Entomology, will feature the remarkable adaptations that are found in local insect fauna.

Insects have filled almost every terrestrial niche and have seen plants and animals come and go since the Ordovician era 400 million years ago. They have evolved a huge range of behavioural traits and survival strategies over this enormous time scale. This talk will feature some of the remarkable adaptations that can be found in our local insect fauna.

Plant Science Group Technical Talk: Dr Andrew Young - The Environomics Future Science Platform: Genomics for the environment Monday, 7 November 2016 - 10:30am

Genomics has revolutionised the field of medicine over the last 5-10 years and is now fundamentally changing what is possible in agriculture.  The goal of the Environomics Future Science Platform is to develop the capability to apply genomics to questions in environmental science.

This is a challenging prospect due to the sheer number of species and diversity of ecosystems involved.  However, if we can be successful, the potential gains in our knowledge and ability to manage our unique Australian ecosystems will be profound.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 5 November 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet: Black Mountain Reserve Carpark on the Aranda Bushland side of Caswell Drive. Look out for the balloons. There will be a bit of a walk to the weeding sites. 

A delicious morning tea, with anniversary cake, 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.

For more information, click on the blue heading to the left.

Alan Munns ‘Smelly socks and snottygobbles: Encounters with the flora of Western Australia.’ Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Alan will give a personal view of the flora and landscapes of the south-west of Western Australia, drawing on 40 years of experience living, working, visiting and travelling in the western state.

Alan has degrees in geography and law. He has worked as a teacher, public servant and lawyer. He lived in Perth in the late 1970s and early 1980s and has visited regularly since then. He is a past President of the Friends of the ANBG and was, for many years, a volunteer guide at the Gardens.

 

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet: Black Mountain Reserve Carpark on the Aranda Bushland side of Caswell Drive. Look out for the balloons. There will be a bit of a walk to the weeding sites. 

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.

For more information, click on the blue heading to the left.

Photographic Group: Margie McClelland, 'Wildlife Photography' Friday, 28 October 2016 - 10:30am

This meeting will start with the AGM and will be followed by a talk on 'Wildlife Photography' by Margie McClelland.

Margie is a self taught and an enthusiastic photographer. Initially, starting on the land in outback NSW, her skills developed from documenting pastoral subjects and life on large station properties. Later on, trips through Africa supporting her husband, an internationally renowned wildlife artist, gave her a fascination for wildlife photography.  This interest was also pursued in Patagonia, the Brazilian Pantanal and the Amazon.

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