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Dr Ben Walcott ‘Garden Design with Native Plants’ Thursday, 18 July 2019 - 12:30pm

Ben will talk about garden design using native plants including some well-known native gardens.

Geoffrey Dabb ‘Nine Interesting Canberra Birds’ Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 12:30pm

Geoffrey, a lifelong birdwatcher, will present an illustrative talk, that will concentrate on nine species of birds that have a particular connection with Canberra.  Three of the birds are residents, three are migrants, and three come and go, to some extent, throughout the year.  There are different views on what birds are migrants and what are notable

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 6 July 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall focus on removing non-local woody and other weeds that are re-appearing in an area where our Wonderful Weeders made a big difference a couple of years ago. Such a follow-up is a great idea to keep the local native plants thriving. 

Meet: At the Belconnen Way entry to the Black Mountain Nature Reserve.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to or phone 0437 298 711 as this helps with the catering.  Also, having your contact number helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Dr Graeme Worboys ‘Flinders Ranges Geo-heritage: Potential World Heritage’ Thursday, 4 July 2019 - 12:30pm

Graeme, from the ANU, will present the core Outstanding Universal Value narrative for the Flinders Ranges that will help to underpin a World’s Heritage nomination under Criteria (viii) geological phenomena.  His presentation will present ancient climates and four attempts at the emergence of animal life on Earth.

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 1 July 2019 - 10:30am

Alyssa Weinstein from ANU will speak on ”Curious cases of diversification in sexually deceptive Australian orchids”.

The talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - June Meeting Friday, 28 June 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

The June meeting of the ANBG Friends Photographic Group will be held on Friday 28th of June, in the Theatrette, from 10:30 to 12:30.

“Composition for Macro” 

Presenter: Brad Nichol

 Brad Nichol has been involved in professional photography since he was 16 years old and, in that time, has had 3 photography- based businesses. The current one is Zero One Imaging, which concentrates on teaching people the joys and skills of digital photography and related skills.

Sharon Field ‘Monaro Runes: an Artist’s Response to Dieback on the Monaro’ Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 12:30pm

Sharon, a renowned botanic artist will discuss how the impact of dieback on Eucalyptus viminalis in the Monaro region has been widespread and dramatic.  Sharon will tell the story of a visual artist’s response to dieback.

Dr Stephen Utick ‘National and International Focus on Conserving Camellia Collections’ Thursday, 20 June 2019 - 12:30pm

Stephen is a recognised world expert on Camellias.  While not endemic to Australia, the genus Camellia is of immense horticultural and cultural significance internationally.  This presentation will examine initiatives in Australia and internationally to conserve rare and endangered cultivars, with a special emphasis on the work of Camellia Ark Australia.

Black Mountain mid-winter talk Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Mid-Winter Talk: Black Mountain - its geological origins and evolution.

Robert Spiers ‘Conservation of the Pink-tailed Worm-lizard Aprasia parapulchella at Googong’ Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 12:30pm

Robert, Capital Ecology’s principal ecologist, will talk about this lizard that lives in ant galleries under small surface volcanic rocks in our region.  Much of the species’ habitat is being destroyed or modified by agriculture and urban development leading to its decline and its listing as ‘vulnerable’.