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Leah Dann ‘When Aliens Invade: The Impact of Invasive Species on Norfolk Island’s Native Vegetation’ Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 12:30pm

Leah, a PhD Student at the University of Queensland will discuss Norfolk Island’s vegetation and some major threats to native plant establishment, particularly the impact of invasive species such as rats and feral chickens.  Strategies to mitigate key threats and secure native vegetation communities are vital.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - Exhibition Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 9:30am to Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 4:30pm

The ANBG Friends Photographic Group's annual exhibition will be held from 20th  November 2019 to 8th December 2019

Dr Penny Olsen ‘Night Parrot the Bird and the Politics’ Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 12:30pm

Penny, an Honorary Professor at the ANU, will talk about the Night Parrot.  The first museum specimen of the Night Parrot was collected in 1845 but lay unrecognized until well into the 20th century.  Since then the parrot has continued to elude seekers, revealing itself only intermittently.  The recent discoveries of small populations in south-east Queensland and Western Australia, have heightened interest in the bird.

Michael Doherty ‘Vegetation Types, Vegetation Dynamics and Fire Ecology on Black Mountain’ Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 12:30pm

Michael, a plant ecologist, will focus on the long-term ecological monitoring which is an essential component of sound fire management practice on Black Mountain.  Given the proximity of Black Mountain to Canberra’s academic institutions and an engaged and interested community, the mountain remains a fertile ground for ongoing botanical and ecological research.