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Wattle Walks Sunday, 1 September 2013 - 11:00am to Saturday, 7 September 2013 - 11:00am

The free guided walks at 11.00am each day for the first week in September (1st to 7th) will focus on wattles, which create such a wonderful splash of colour around Canberra in Spring. Find out how the wattles survive in Australia's harsh climates and hear about the rich part they play in Australia's cultural history.

Wattle Day Dinner Saturday, 31 August 2013 - 7:00pm

The Wattle Day Association, Canberra Branch, invites members of the Friends of the ANBG to attend the annual Wattle Day Dinner.

Celebrate Australia’s National Wattle Day at Teatro Vivaldi’s Restaurant (on the ANU campus). Enjoy wattle songs sung by Sing Australia and an Australian-themed dinner for $65/person.

RSVP by 5 pm Tues. 27 August  

Details are on the Wattle Day Association website, including RSVP and payment arrangements.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 31 August 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Centenary Chat. Eric Martin - ‘History of Haig Park in Turner’ Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Haig Park is a significant landscape feature in Canberra:  its early plantings were designed for protection against winds and climactic extremes, and landscape beautification of the emerging city.  Designed by Charles Weston, its parallel rows of trees are unique in Australian park design.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 24 August 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Bernard Fennessy Memorial Lecture & Centenary Chat. Dr Lyn Hinds - ‘Managing Vertebrate Pests – Who is Outsmarting Whom’ Thursday, 22 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Management of overabundant vertebrates remains problematic, nationally and internationally. A range of lethal and non-lethal management techniques are available for different species, but are they effective? Do current management approaches effectively reduce the impacts of vertebrate pest populations in the landscape?                                                    
 

Turner themed walk Saturday, 17 August 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Steve Speer - ‘ClimateWatch Trail in the Gardens: Recording the Life Cycle of Plants’ Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The annual cycle of natural events is affected by weather. A ClimateWatch Trail in the Gardens monitors the timing of these natural annual events. Stephen will give an overview of the Trail and how it feeds into the national Climate Watch program.

Turner themed walk Saturday, 10 August 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join a free ‘Turned On’ walk, featuring the themes of artist Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) every Saturday in July and August at 11:00 am.

Centenary Chat. Dr Penny Olsen - 'Flocks of colour now and then: a portfolio of parrots in Canberra 1913 - 2013' Thursday, 8 August 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr Penny Olsen will describe the images in the National Library of Australia's collection, particularly a portfolio of parrots that have occurred in Canberra 1913 - 2013; these include our fauna emblem, the Gang Gang.

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