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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.

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...

Butterflies at ANBG - Sunday walk - rescheduled Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

NOTE: Change of date! This walk was originally scheduled for the afternoon of 18 November. Our apologies to anyone inconvenienced by the change.

Butterflies in ANBG - Saturday walk - rescheduled Saturday, 11 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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 morning walk.

NOTE: Change of date! This walk was originally scheduled for the morning of 18 November. Our apologies to anyone inconvenienced by the change.

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.  Information about some of the plants that are for sale can be found here. A Plant List is  available here.

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.

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk Monday, 6 November 2017 - 10:30am

Life, the Universe and Pittosporaceae

Our speaker will be Dr Lindy Cayzer, Associate Scientist with the Queensland Herbarium and a visiting scientist at the Australian National Herbarium.

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...

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

We shall be walking on the slopes of Black Mountain removing woody weeds in south/west area of Black Mountain Reserve. 

Meet: at the Caswell Drive car park on the mountain side of Caswell Drive. Drive FROM Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, etc. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left, and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Drive carefully into the carpark.    Look for balloons.

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.

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