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Dr Leo Joseph ‘Australian bird names are all sorted out. Yes? No? Maybe?’ - POSTPONED Thursday, 19 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This talk has been postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. New arrangements will be announced as soon as they are known.

Leo, Director of the Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO, will focus on birds from northern Australia to show where knowledge of the names we need to apply to birds still needs a lot more work.  Examples from lorikeets, friarbirds, orioles, quail-thrush, whipbirds, black-cockatoos, pigeons and maybe a few more!

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) Click to book. This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Roger Farrow ‘Recovery of native vegetation from the recent catastrophic fires: a “remarkable” phenomenon or a natural response. The Nerriga experience.’ Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

For many years Roger has studied the sandstone flora of Moreton National Park along the Nerriga Road with members of ANPS.  After the park was entirely burnt by the 2019-2020 fires, a unique opportunity arose to examine the regeneration of the vegetation, as there was great concern that some species could have been lost.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Colour in Winter - free guided walks Monday, 9 August 2021 - 11:00am to Sunday, 15 August 2021 - 2:00pm

Each month for the rest of this year, the Volunteer Guides will be dedicating a week to special themes. As well as their regular morning walks, they will conduct additional afternoon walks during the theme week.

The theme for August is 'Colour in Winter'.

Daily from Monday August 9th to Sunday August 15th, at 11am-12 noon and 2pm-3pm.

Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required.

ANBG Weeding Work Party Saturday, 7 August 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Next weeding work party will be in the Frith Road area behind the ANBG again where we will be removing more of Red Passionflower.
Meet:  Frith Road extension, Acton, behind CSIRO and ANBG.  Park near the electricity substation.  Look for banners
Bring:
  Everyone is welcome.
Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.
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 complies with COVID-19 requirements, helps us to cater, and to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Professor Andrew Cockburn ‘Love Life of Blue Wrens’ Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Andrew is an Emeritus Professor at ANU where his research centres on the evolution of mating systems in birds. DNA fingerprinting of fairy wrens debunked the myth that these birds lived in faithful monogamous pairs. But why are the birds in declining numbers?

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

ANBG Photographic Group July Meeting Friday, 30 July 2021 - 10:00am

Time: 10am – Guest speaker – Robert Campbell – Buvelot Picture Framers - Woden
Location: Theatrette opposite the Visitors Centre
(Attendees welcome to meet for coffee at Pollen Cafe at 9:30am)
Buvelot Picture Framers in Colbee Court Phillip has earned the reputation as one of the most respected picture framing businesses in Canberra since being established in 1974.  The business is currently managed by Robert Campbell who took over the business from the founding Luton family in 2018.  Robert will be presenting at the July meeting.

Linda Groom ‘Threatened alpine species: an update on the campaign to save them from feral horses’ Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Linda, a volunteer with Invasive Species Council’s Reclaim Kosci campaign, will talk about some of the Australian alpine plants threatened by feral horses and how those plants function as natural water managers. She will also provide an update on recent developments in the 'Reclaim Kosci' campaign. 

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Black Mountain Summit Ramble - afternoon walk Saturday, 24 July 2021 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join our ANBG Guides, and FoBM guide Michael Doherty, a local plant ecologist, to hear about some of the winter flowering plants in the gardens and on the mountain as well as other plants during a ramble up the north-eastern slopes from the clock near the ANBG entry bridge up to the Summit of Black Mountain. Michael will also be talking about some very old trees (with ‘elephants’ feet’?), and how trees and shrubs that show scars and rejuvenation cope with fire.

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers (including children over the age of 12).

Meet at the clock near the entry bridge, Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Cost     Gold coins donation      
Bring    Friends, water, and snacks, if you wish.                           
Wear sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream …and remember winter woollies in case it is cold.

Bookings essential - Places are limited on these very popular rambles, so please email your name and phone number and whether you wish to attend the morning or afternoon walk to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com, or phone Julie (6251 8972) or Linda (0437 298 711). It helps meet COVID – 19 requirements, and so you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

Black Mountain Summit Ramble - morning walk Saturday, 24 July 2021 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Join our ANBG Guides, and FoBM guide Michael Doherty, a local plant ecologist, to hear about some of the winter flowering plants in the gardens and on the mountain as well as other plants during a ramble up the north-eastern slopes from the clock near the ANBG entry bridge up to the Summit of Black Mountain. Michael will also be talking about some very old trees (with ‘elephants’ feet’?), and how trees and shrubs that show scars and rejuvenation cope with fire.

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers (including children over the age of 12).

Meet at the clock near the entry bridge, Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Cost     Gold coins donation      
Bring    Friends, water, and snacks, if you wish.                           
Wear sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream …and remember winter woollies in case it is cold.

Bookings essential - Places are limited on these very popular rambles, so please email your name and phone number and whether you wish to attend the morning or afternoon walk to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com, or phone Julie (6251 8972) or Linda (0437 298 711). It helps meet COVID – 19 requirements, and so you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

Dr Natasha Robinson ‘Reintroducing Bandicoots and Quolls to Booderee National Park’ Thursday, 22 July 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

[Date changed] Natasha is a Research Fellow with the National Environmental Science Program, Threatened Species Recovery Hub.  Natasha will talk about what mammal species have been reintroduced to Booderee National Park and what has been learnt so far regarding their ecology and threats to their survival.

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

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