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Edwina Robinson: ‘Revisiting the Inner North Wetlands’ Thursday, 24 October 2013 - 12:30pm

Edwina last spoke on the Inner North wetlands in late 2012 and will provide an update on their progress – what has worked well and what requires improvement.  

Tour to the Brindabellas: bushfire recovery after 10 years Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 9:00am

A one-day driving tour, guided by Rosemary Purdie, to the Brindabella Mountains to see how plants there have recovered after the fires. We'll stop en route at the lower Cotter catchment, Picadilly Circus area, Bulls Head and Mount Franklin to look at vegetation communities including Alpine Ash, Snow Gum forest and Snow Gum woodland.

For full details, click on the heading in the left hand column.
 

Marlena Jeffery: 'A Maze of Memories' Thursday, 17 October 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Marlena spent twelve years supporting husband, Michael, in his roles as Governor of Western Australia and then as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.  Their vice-regal duties included 24 formal visits overseas, to attend the Danish royal wedding, Pope John Paul’s funeral, Prince Charles’s wedding, the coronation of the King of Tonga and a host of other amazing events. Marlena is looking forward to sharing some of her memories with you.

Marlena was previously Patron of the Friends and is now Vice-Patron.

Lecture: Crop Wild Relatives – ‘Adapting agriculture to climate change’ – Dr Michiel van Slageren Monday, 14 October 2013 - 12:30pm

Michiel van Slageren will deliver a talk on current work around adaptation of agriculture in changing climates. The Millennium Seed Bank, Kew is collaborating with Global Crop Diversity Trust (and others) on a project called ‘Adapting agriculture to climate change’. The main objective of the project is to collect, protect and prepare the wild relatives of the world’s most important food crops, in a form that plant breeders can readily use to produce varieties adapted to future climatic conditions.

Breakfast with the Birds Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 7:45am to 10:00am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens presents Breakfast with the Birds again in 2013.  This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra’s amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast in Floresco in the Gardens Cafe. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and at their most active. More information

Black Mountain Wildflower Ramble Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Belconnen Way entry, just before Caswell Drive turnoff (look for the balloons).

Join wildflower lovers for the 42nd annual Black Mountain wildflower ramble. All welcome. Bring your friends, especially those who are new to plant identification. BYO morning tea, hat, sunblock, water and stout shoes.

Please book:friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com so we have enough guides. Contact: Jean Geue on(02) 6251-1601.

Breakfast with the Birds Saturday, 12 October 2013 - 7:45am to 10:00am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens presents Breakfast with the Birds again in 2013.  This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra’s amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast in Floresco in the Gardens Cafe. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and at their most active. More information

Annual General Meeting 2013 Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 5:30pm

The 25th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of ANBG will be held on Thursday 10 October 2013 at 5.30pm in the Crosbie Morrison Room at the Gardens.

Light refreshments will be served from 5pm in the Crosbie Morrison area.

The AGM will be followed by a short talk by Dr Linda Broadhurst, Research Scientist with the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research. Linda's research is directed towards improving the restoration of highly degraded Australian landscapes through a better understanding of the scale and importance of the seed and symbiont provenance. 

For more details, including the agenda, click here

To nominate someone to one or more of the three Friends' Council positions that will become vacant at this AGM: Vice President, Treasurer and one Council member, download the nomination form.

Max Bourke AM 'Interleaved: a lifetime of books and plants' Thursday, 10 October 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Max Bourke is an agricultural scientist with a commitment to biodiversity conservation and environmental protection.  He will discuss how some key plant books have changed his thinking about Australian native plants, invasive plants, new crops, art, agriculture and forestry.

 
Breakfast with the Birds Sunday, 6 October 2013 - 7:45am to 10:00am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens presents Breakfast with the Birds again in 2013.  This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra’s amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, followed by a delicious breakfast in Floresco in the Gardens Cafe. In a small group, experience the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and at their most active.  More information

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