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Here you will find a calendar of Friends’ activities in the Gardens including lunchtime talks, social events, exhibitions and the ever-popular spring and autumn plant sales. In addition to events arranged by the Friends, we include some events arranged by the Gardens and by other organisations. A full list of events arranged by the Gardens is in their What's On webpage.

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Christina Gee ‘Quolls on tour – detecting trait differences between reintroduced and dispersing eastern quoll populations’ Thursday, 13 June 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Christina, a Masters student at Fenner School of Environment and Society, will describe her exploration of how the "quolls on tour" differ behaviourally and morphologically from those who still live in Mulligans Flat, and how we can use this knowledge to manage the metapopulations of eastern quolls and other species.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMC

Professor David Lindenmayer AO ‘The Forest Wars – debunking myths around native forest logging’ Thursday, 20 June 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

David, from Fenner School of Environment & Society, will base his talk on his new book, The Forest Wars, and include a number of anecdotes from his experiences in dealing with Ministers and others officials over the past four decades.  David will be happy to sign copies of this new book after his talk.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMD

Emeritus Professor Jim Hone ‘Birds of Namadgi National Park’ Thursday, 27 June 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Jim, from University of Canberra, will describe a surprising aspect of patterns of smaller birds and larger birds observed at 7 sites over 16 years, along with links of birds and vertebrate pest control in Namadgi to recommend that monitoring of the birds in Namadgi be part of on-going Park management.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGME

Professor Steve Webb ‘Empty deserts: Megafauna Demography and Extinction” Thursday, 4 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Did mankind kill megafauna, or was it four great Ice Ages that caused Australia’s megafauna extinction? In the talk Steve, Adjunct Professor of Australian Studies at Bond University, will outline the biogeography and general disposition of the megafauna and their predisposition leading to their extinction as he views it.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMF

Dr Valerie Caron ‘Dung Beetles’ Thursday, 11 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Valerie, from Health and Biosecurity, CSIRO, will talk about the wonderful world of dung beetles and the latest importation program.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMH

Sally Ingham ‘The Plant Science Learning Hub, inspiring students and empowering educators’ Thursday, 18 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Sally, of ANBG, will take us behind the scenes to discover the fun, passion and expertise that went into designing, creating and launching the Plant Science Learning Hub.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.   Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMI

Nicki Taws ‘Native Grassland Restoration’ Thursday, 25 July 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Nicki, Program Manager with Greening Australia, will present some of the grassland restoration work that has been undertaken in the ACT region over the past 10 years, sometimes with drastic measures that were required to give native plants the competitive edge.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMJ

Jo Harding ‘Taxonomists don’t stuff things’ Thursday, 1 August 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Jo, Bush Blitz Manager, will explain the who, what and why of what Bush Blitz does - who are these weird people that are so fascinated with insect genitals? what is this information used for? and why do we care about these new species?  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMK

Speaker and topic to be advised Thursday, 8 August 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Speaker and topic to be advised.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGML  

Jay Nicholson ‘Plant dieback and drought tolerance in Uluru-Kata Tjuta’ Thursday, 15 August 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

One of the world’s most stunning and unique places is one of the places most at-risk to the impacts of climate change. Jay, a Ph D student at ANU, will outline what has been discovered so far as he and Anangu people design and use field studes and nursery experiments to answer questions about how plants cope with heat and water stress.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMM

Speaker and topic to be advised Thursday, 22 August 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Speaker and topic to be advised.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMN

Violet Marriott ‘Ginninderry Conservation Trust- who we are and what we do’ Thursday, 29 August 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Violet, from Ginninderry Conservation Trust, will provide insights into the Ginninderry Conservation Trust, its community engagement, and the current on-ground activities taking place to help protect and conserve the cultural and environmental values of the Ginninderry Conservation Corridor.  Bookings can be made from about 30 days in advance until the night before the talk or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQGMO