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Breakfast with the Birds 2016. Photo: Pam Rooney

Breakfast with the Birds 2016 season

We had a marvellous time with this year’s season of Breakfast with the Birds despite the threatening weather.  Our Tawny frogmouth on the nest disappeared when a huge limb fell off the tree but otherwise the birds were cooperative, sharing nesting activities and feeding their young for our enjoyment.  The magpies had added plant name tags to their already blue tape decorated nests in the apartment tree outside the Crosby Morrison building.  There were lots of honeyeaters – breakfasting on the nectar in the grevilleas along the main path and the spotted pardalote was once more in the tunnel, allowing us to share his jewel-like colours up close.  A discordant note was struck by a Goshawk making life hard for the Wood ducks and their ducklings on the café lawn although it was interesting to see the way the parents protected the young against predation.

Weekend Botanic Art Group

A third botanic art group has recently been started, to cater for the many Friends who are not able to join the existing two groups, which meet during the week. The newest group meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:15 am to 2:00 pm. Click on the heading above for more information. If you are in interested in joining the new group, please contact Helen Hinton botanicart@friendsanbg.org.au

Volunteering in the Gardens. Photo: Pam Rooney

Volunteering in the Gardens

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Gardens? Information on how you can do this is on our new Volunteering webpage. There are lots of enjoyable and rewarding things to do. 

Sources of Australian native plants in the Canberra region

A booklet that lists nurseries and other sources of Australian native plants in the Canberra region has been published by Rosemary Blemings, a Friend and member of the Australian Native Plants Society. The booklet was updated in early 2017.

Download 2017 edition Sources of Australian native plants in the Canberra region (PDF, 47KB).

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