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Breakfast with the Birds Sunday, 2 October 2016 - 7:45am

A wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and at their most active. Walk starts at 7.45am (gates open at 7.30). Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Weeding Work Party, Black Mountain Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet:  Caswell Drive Car Park, Black Mountain. The car park is on the south west side of Black Mountain Nature Reserve. Drive southward from Belconnen Way towards the Glenloch Interchange, Woden or Tuggeranong. Look out for the balloons. 

Breakfast with the Birds Saturday, 1 October 2016 - 7:45am

A wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and at their most active. Walk starts at 7.45am (gates open at 7.30). Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Max Bourke and Lainie Lawson ‘Looking after a lost bit of Australia: Montague Island.’ Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Montague Island, 9 km off the south coast was an extension of Cape Dromedary until around 10 – 12K years ago. When the waters rose it was still for most of that time of great significance to the indigenous people of the south coast. Since white fellas arrived it has had a mixed time with invasives; both plant and animal. This talk will look at the current conservation work on the vegetable garden of the light-keepers and the ongoing battle with the weeds.

Breakfast with the Birds Sunday, 25 September 2016 - 7:45am

A wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and at their most active. Walk starts at 7.45am (gates open at 7.30). Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Breakfast with the Birds Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 7:45am

A wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and at their most active. Walk starts at 7.45am (gates open at 7.30). Meet at the Visitor Centre.

Peter Marsack ‘Painting birds for field guides: why not photos?’ Thursday, 22 September 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Peter, one of three artists providing illustrations for the forthcoming CSIRO volume, the Australia Bird Guide, will outline the step-by-step process that results in an illustration for a field guide.

Brett McNamara ‘The natural appeal of the Bush Capital: Surveyors, catchments and the kitchen sink.” Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

In the 4th Annual Alison McKenzie Lecture Brett will explore the foundations of the Bush Capital linking the natural and cultural values of our vast conservation estate to people and park, in a thought- provoking way.

Brett McNamara is Regional Manager, Parks and Conservation Services, TAMS, ACT Government.

Dr Greg Johnson ‘Quill and Spade: Pioneer garden writing in Australia 1788-1888.’ Thursday, 8 September 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Garden making wasn’t easy for the women and men who settled in Australia between 1788 and 1888.

In addition to upside-down seasons, the colonists faced droughts, floods and fires, with the challenges in garden making even greater west of the Great Divide, where the summers were hotter, and the winters were freezing!

Plant Science Group: Technical Talk Monday, 5 September 2016 - 10:30am

Topic:    Evolutionary ecology of plants: Understanding the evolution of plant mating systems.

Speaker: Dr Francisco Encinas Viso, OCE Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR), CSIRO National Facilities and Collections

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