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Breakfast with the Birds Saturday, 5 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

Allen Mawer: 'Canberry Tales: an informal history' Thursday, 3 October 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Allen Mawer will be talking about the history of Acton, which he describes as Canberra’s time capsule. His most recent book, Canberry Tales, takes readers through the three great discontinuities of Acton time: at European settlement white replaced black; at Federation nation replaced colony and state; and most recently institutions replaced people. Acton was also the site where Canberra’s love affair with plants began with Charles Weston’s first nursery.
 

Dr Roger Farrow: 'From the Plenty to the Olgas: a botanic trip across the Red Centre' Thursday, 26 September 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Canberra Branch of the Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) runs an annual big trip, which last year was to the Red Centre. A group from ANPS travelled for three weeks through the spectacular scenery of the East and West MacDonnells and beyond, exploring rugged gorges and seeing the plants in flower. The challenge was in naming the many species that were seen as no flora is complete for this vast and diverse area.Today Roger will show the audience a small selection of the species the group observed according to habitat and landscape.

Breakfast with the Birds Sunday, 22 September 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

Breakfast with the Birds Saturday, 21 September 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

Martin Butterfield inaugural Alison McKenzie Lecture 'Canberra's Gardens and Birds' Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Martin Butterfield, sometime Coordinator of the COG Garden Bird Survey, will talk about the birds found in Canberra gardens generally and also the Gardens. The talk will be illustrated with pictures of birds, maps and, of course, charts showing changes over time.

Spring Flower Walks in the ANBG Saturday, 14 September 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, 13 October 2013 - 2:00pm

Spring is a wonderful time to visit the ANBG. The wattles are still in flower and the warmer weather brings a wealth of new life to the Gardens. The free guided walks at 11.00am and 2.00pm from 14 September to 13 October will feature the Spring flowers. Meet your guide outside the Visitor Centre.

Dr Suzette Searle 'Who's a Scientist' Thursday, 12 September 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

‘Who’s a scientist?’ asks Dr Suzette Searle as she describes Australia’s scientists and citizen scientists.

Dr Suzette Searle is a Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.

Peta Alderman 'Honouring the War Dead' Thursday, 5 September 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Peta Alderman will describe horticulture and the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The talk will consider the role of horticulture in commemoration and creating a sense of place for sites within Australia as we near the Centenary of ANZAC.

Peta Alderman is State Manager Western Australia, Office of Australian War Graves. She is responsible for ensuring that the War Graves remain poignant, dignified and significant for their horticulture and monuments.

'The Science of Botanical Illustration': monthly Botanical Resource Centre talk Monday, 2 September 2013 - 10:30am

Annette Wilson, who is the editor of the Flora of Australia series for the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS), will show a selection of line drawings which have been used to illustrate the flora (and fauna) series produced by ABRS. She will discuss the ways in which these illustrations are created and used, and why, in the days of digital photography and computer graphics programs, there is still a place for black and white illustrations.

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