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46th Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Saturday 14 October 2017 - 9.30am sharp to 12 noon or later
Meet at Belconnen Way entry just before Caswell Drive turnoff - watch for

Celebrate the spring flowering on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale.

BYO morning tea, water, hat, sunblock and stout shoes.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL to ensure we have enough guides. Contact   or Libby Viccars 6296 1936

Book Launch: Vanished and Vanishing Parrots Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 11:00am

You are invited to attend the book launch of Vanished and Vanishing Parrots: Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species by Joseph Forshaw and Frank Knight. The book will be launched by Dr Leo Joseph.

Partners, friends and colleagues are welcome, but RSVP is requested.

Wake Up With the Birds Sunday, 15 October 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am

During Floriade we offer an early morning walk at weekends. Join us for a 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. This year we are not including breakfast but you are welcome to purchase a coffee or breakfast following the bird walk in Pollen – the Gardens Café.

Associate Professor Christopher Fulton & Ms Mae Noble ‘Murray crayfish as icons of healthy streams’ Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris and Mae, aquatic ecologists at ANU, will explain why this iconic species can be an effective indicator of riverine health, and be a flagship for community efforts to conserve freshwater streams in south-east Australia.

Mary Lovett ‘The Wonders of the Pilbara’ Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Mary, a volunteer guide at the Gardens, will talk on the significant biodiversity in the Pilbara of W.A.

Mary is an active member of Friends of ANBG and has been a seed collector, and a volunteer guide for several years.

Mary’s recent trip to the Pilbara area of W.A., highlighted its landscape within the context of its geological history and its significant floral biodiversity.

Annual General Meeting 2017 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 5:30pm

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG will be held on 31 October, 2017 at 5.30 pm in the Theatrette at the Gardens.

Light refreshments will be served from 5 pm in the Dickson Room.

Dr Ted Edwards ‘The night shift: moths of the ACT’ Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ted, a Lepidopterist, CSIRO Fellow and author, will reveal what is known – and just as importantly, what is not known – about some of the moths in the ACT; a home rich in moth fauna.

Bushland Nature Trail - Saturday walk Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Join us in an early celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of the Bushland Nature Trail. The trail is in the Bushland Precinct of the Gardens and is part of the local Black Mountain environment. Black Mountain is the most diverse nature reserve in Canberra with more than 650 species of plants.

Stroll along this trail in the company of a guide and discover the plants flowering at this time of year and, at the same time, enjoy the spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin. Our walk will end at the Lookout and then return back along the trail to the Visitor Centre. See full details...

Associate Professor Cris Brack ‘How trees surprise us’ Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Cris, an Associate Professor at ANU, will encourage us to wonder about a future where trees could provide many of society's needs. Trees produce some beautiful wood, but they can also produce some incredible things too.

Growing Friends Plant Sale - November 2017 Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 8:30am to 11:00am

The Growing Friends Spring Sale will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2017.

Plants are propagated and tended by the Growing Friends from material sourced from the Gardens. All proceeds go to support the Gardens. Be early for the best selection.  A Plant List will be available on this website closer to the sale date.

When: Saturday 11th November 2017
Time: 8.30 am – 11.00 am or earlier if sold out
Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Garden