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Distinguished Professor Sue O’Connor ‘Art in the Bark: The Indigenous carved boab trees of northwest Australia’ Thursday, 29 February 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Australian boab (Adansonia gregorii) is an iconic tree which is related to the baobabs of Africa and Madagascar.  This talk will look at the history of research on carved boab trees in northwest Australia and the results of recent fieldwork in pursuit of these rare trees.  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/COAWQ

Dr Linda Broome ‘Emergency feeding of Mountain Pygmy-possums after the Black Summer fires’ Thursday, 22 February 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

On January 4, 2020 the catastrophic Dunn’s Road fire exploded into a severe fire storm centred on the habitat of the critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum in northern Kosciuszko National Park, near Cabramurra. One third of the habitat of the possum in NSW was severely burnt, with all vegetation cover removed.  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/COAWN

Dr Peter Caley ‘On estimating waterbird abundance and trend across eastern Australia’ Thursday, 15 February 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Monitoring waterbird populations in Australia is challenging for reasons of counting logistics, and because population aggregation and dispersion can shift rapidly in response to large spatio-temporal variations in resource availability.  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/COAWJ

Bradley Desmond ‘The Rare Bloom Project: A partnership approach to conserving Australian wildflowers’ Thursday, 8 February 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join us for a presentation by Mr Brad Desmond, the Partnership’s Assistant Coordinator, who will discuss the ongoing need for ex situ plant conservation in Australia, and the country-wide accomplishments of the Rare Bloom Project.  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/COAWG

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 3 February 2024 - 8:30am to 11:30am

For our next weeding work party, we plan to remove weeds that have been thriving along the Powerline road in Black Mountain Nature Reserve.  Meet Belconnen way entry to Black Mountain Reserve, look for banners. Bring:  more of your friends if you wish, as everyone is welcome.  Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.  We shall break for delicious morning tea at about 10:00am.  Please book: if you are planning to come, please let us know by booking using this booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMRKK

Sally Barnes ‘I am a sucker for getting people out into nature’ Thursday, 1 February 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Sally’s career has centred on managed public places for public value from national parks in NSW, Northern Territory and Jervis Bay, to the Australian National Botanic Gardens and now as Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority.  Sally is leaving her current role at the end of February 2024 so this talk will provide a nice space (with friends) to reflect on her passion.  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/COAWE

Volunteer Guide Intake Information Sessions Thursday, 18 January 2024 - 10:30am to Wednesday, 24 January 2024 - 5:00pm

The ANBG is now recruiting for Volunteer Guides to start in 2024.  No botanic background is required.  We offer training, mentorship and professional development opportunities.  Information sessions will be held online on Thursday 18th January at 10:30am and in person on Wednesday 24th January at 5pm in the ANBG Theatrette.  You can find further information here.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 6 January 2024 - 8:30am to 11:30am

For our January Weeding Work Party we plan to remove WA Bluebell and various woody weeds. Meet: Electricity sub-station, Frith Road, Acton. Bring: your friends, as everyone is welcome. Wear: hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes. Please book: if you are planning to come, please let us know by booking using this booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CMRKI

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 2 December 2023 - 8:30am to 11:30am

The next weeding work party plans to remove WA Bluebell and various woody weeds.  Meet at the Electricity Sub-station, Frith Road, Acton.  Bring your friends.  Wear hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.  Please book: if you are planning to come, please let us know by booking using this booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CLSKW

Dr Roger Farrow ‘Evolution of pollinations traits in flowering plants’ Thursday, 30 November 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Roger, an unretired entomologist following a career in CSIRO Entomology, will show more mysteries of flower design and function to achieve cross pollination by insect vectors. Bookings open 27th October 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/CJTZE

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