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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.

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

Bushland Nature Trail - Thursday walk Thursday, 16 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...

Dan Carmody ‘All things Range ring true and Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park’ Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dan is a Visitor Services Ranger at the ANBG, whose talk will reveal his experiences of the Uluru Kata-Tjuta Park’s flora, fauna, and one of the world’s oldest living cultures still managing the land today.

Dan Carmody has shown his enthusiasm for native plants and encouraging others to understand them for several years as a Visitor Services Ranger at the ANBG. He has spent several months at Uluru-Kata Yjuta National Park this year.

Butterflies in ANBG - morning walk Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Butterflies have been described as an inexhaustible of spiritual and aesthetic delight. They have a practical value as well. We all love sunlight, and we owe many glorious and sweet-scented flowers, at least those of long tubular form, to the butterflies and moths that pollinate them. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe these elusive creatures in the Gardens. Join our local expert, Suzi Bond, to see and hear about butterflies and the plants they like. It will be an easy walk: see full details of morning walk.

Butterflies at ANBG - afternoon walk Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Butterflies have been described as an inexhaustible of spiritual and aesthetic delight. They have a practical value as well. We all love sunlight, and we owe many glorious and sweet-scented flowers, at least those of long tubular form, to the butterflies and moths that pollinate them. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe these elusive creatures in the Gardens. Join our local expert, Suzi Bond, to see and hear about butterflies and the plants they like. It will be an easy walk: see full details of afternoon walk.

Dr Darren Leroux ‘The Urban Frontier: Rethinking ecological opportunities in a changing world’ Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Darren, an Environmental Project Officer with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, will argue from recent urban ecology research for new and new and exciting restoration and conservation strategies for cities.

Darren Le Roux is an Environmental Project Officer, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, whose research and work experience to date has had a strong focus on wildlife conservation and biodiversity monitoring in human dominated landscapes.

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