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ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk Monday, 4 September 2017 - 10:30am

Rhizanthella and other orchids, an update

Dr Mark Clements, Research Scientist with the Australian National Herbarium and the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Canberra.

Mark is going to talk about the new discovery of a Rhizanthella underground orchid and then update us on new research developments in the study of Glossodia,  Caladenia and some other orchids.

Location: ANBG Theatrette

Black Mountain weeding work party Saturday, 2 September 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall be walking on the slopes of Black Mountain removing woody weeds in the north and north-east part of Black Mountain Reserve.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711. This helps with the catering. Also, having your contact number helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Meet: at the Belconnen Way entry gate to Black Mountain Nature Reserve. On the Mountain side of Belconnen Way before the Caswell Drive turnoff – look for balloons.

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and your favourite pruning saw, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.

A delicious morning tea will be provided about 10:30am.

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

Martin Butterfield ‘The Wide Black Land: reflections on the Carwoola bushfires’ Thursday, 31 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

With his lifetime interest in birds, Martin will reflect on the responses to these fires by the vegetation, birds, animals and invertebrates in his garden and elsewhere as his property gradually recovers.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - Monthly meeting Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:30am

Speaker: Mark Mohell, Manager Imaging and Digitisation at the National Portrait Gallery

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2603.

Mark Mohell will give a talk on his work in conjunction with the exhibition Lines of Site: Finding the Sublime in Canberra, curated by Grace Blakeley-Carroll.

Dr Liz Truswell ‘The woman who mapped the oceans’ Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Liz, Visiting Fellow at ANU and practising artist, will describe how geologist/cartographer Marie Tharp, working with the artist Heinrich Berann, produced maps of the global sea floor that contributed significantly to the development of plate tectonics.

Max Bourke AM ‘Out of the Woods’ Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Max, agricultural scientist and inveterate volunteer, will be talking about the early history of tree planting in Canberra and the planters themselves: Charles Weston, Max Jacobs and Lindsay Prior.

Dr Lydia Guja ‘News from the National Seedbank: from coast to desert’ Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lydia, manager of the National Seedbank at ANBG, will outline her work with Parks Australia, from Christmas and Cocos Keeling Islands in the west to Norfolk Island in the east, to Uluru-Kata Tjuta in between.

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk Monday, 7 August 2017 - 10:30am

Dispersal and disturbance drive diversity

Dr Crid Fraser, Biologist, Fenner School, ANU. Current ACT Scientist of the Year.

Dr Fraser is broadly interested in the influence of environmental conditions, including past and future environmental change, on global patterns of biodiversity. She uses a wide range of techniques to address research questions, including ecological and genetic approaches, and has a particular focus on the high-latitude ecosystems of the Southern Hemisphere (the sub-Antarctic islands and Antarctica).

Weeding Work Party, Black Mountain Saturday, 5 August 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall be walking on the slopes of Black Mountain removing woody weeds in north and north-east part of Black Mountain Reserve. 

Meet: at the Belconnen Way entry gate to Black Mountain Nature Reserve. On the Mountain side of Belconnen Way before the Caswell Drive turnoff – look for balloons

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and your favourite pruning saw or secateurs, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.

Angus Stewart ‘History of Australian Plant Breeding’ Thursday, 3 August 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Angus, an expert in Australian native plants and media personality, will talk about the history of Australian plant breeding and share his personal experience in breeding iconic kangaroo paws.

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