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Associate Professor Christopher Fulton & Ms Mae Noble ‘Murray crayfish as icons of healthy streams’ Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris and Mae, aquatic ecologists at ANU, will explain why this iconic species can be an effective indicator of riverine health, and be a flagship for community efforts to conserve freshwater streams in south-east Australia.

Wake Up With the Birds Sunday, 15 October 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am

During Floriade we offer an early morning walk at weekends. Join us for a 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. This year we are not including breakfast but you are welcome to purchase a coffee or breakfast following the bird walk in Pollen – the Gardens Café.

Book Launch: Vanished and Vanishing Parrots Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 11:00am

You are invited to attend the book launch of Vanished and Vanishing Parrots: Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species by Joseph Forshaw and Frank Knight. The book will be launched by Dr Leo Joseph.

Partners, friends and colleagues are welcome, but RSVP is requested.

46th Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday 14 October 2017 - 9.30am sharp to 12 noon or later
Meet at Belconnen Way entry just before Caswell Drive turnoff - watch for
balloons

Celebrate the spring flowering on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale.

BYO morning tea, water, hat, sunblock and stout shoes.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL to ensure we have enough guides. Contact friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com   or Libby Viccars 6296 1936

Wake Up With the Birds Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Australian National Botanic Gardens provide a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance.

It is marvellous to be in the Gardens early in the morning before they are open to the general public.

Catriona Donnelly & Julie Ryder ‘Flowers of the Sea, and unravelling the identity of the Port Phillip seaweed album collector Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Catriona, a curator at National Museum of Australia, and Julie, a textile designer, reveal an album of pressed algae from Ireland, the Cape of Good Hope and the Port Phillip areas, and the sea-weed collector’s identity.

Wake Up With the Birds Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am

During Floriade we offer an early morning walk at weekends. Join us for a 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. This year we are not including breakfast but you are welcome to purchase a coffee or breakfast following the bird walk in Pollen – the Gardens Café.

Wake Up With the Birds Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Australian National Botanic Gardens provide a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance.

It is marvellous to be in the Gardens early in the morning before they are open to the general public.

Brian Fox and Michael Keats ‘Gardens of Stone National Park’ Thursday, 5 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Brian and Michael will describe their forays into the wilder parts of the Greater Blue Mountains National Parks. Along with learning about historic map makers and the origins of geographical names, abseiling, pack walking and canyoning add to the diversity of places to be visited and experiences to enjoy.

Brian Fox and Michael Keats jointly published “The Gardens of Stone National Park and beyond”, Books 1 to 6, 2011 to 2015.

Exposed - an exhibition by the Friends Photographic Group Thursday, 5 October 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 22 October 2017 (All day)

“Exposed” is the title for the 2017 annual exhibition of the Friends Photographic Group.

It will be on show in the Visitors Information Centre gallery from Thursday 5 October to Sunday 22 October 2017, coinciding with the Guides Conference and Floriade.

The exhibition will comprise framed works, unframed mounted prints, cards and bookmarks. These will all be for sale, with a percentage of sales going to support the Friends.

A photo slide show will also be installed in the exhibition space.

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