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Orchid Walks on Black Mountain - BOOKED OUT Sunday, 9 October 2022 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Discover some spring-flowering native terrestrial orchids and learn something more of this fascinating group of plants with Jean Egan, Matt Mullaney and Soko Okado. MEET at the car park on the mountain side of Caswell Drive. Look for FOBM banners (from Belconnen Way drive south towards Glenloch Interchange). BYO enthusiasm, friends, morning tea, hat, sunblock, water, stout shoes, & hand lens. BOOKED OUT, sorry.

51st Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble - BOOKED OUT Saturday, 8 October 2022 - 9:30am

Celebrate the spring flowering on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale and Jean Geue. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons on easy bush tracks with experienced guides and good company.
Friends of Black Mountain welcomes everyone, be they experts or those who have never slowed down to see the somewhat cryptic diversity. Gold coin donation. BOOKED OUT, sorry

Stuart Rae ‘Little Eagle’ Thursday, 6 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Little Eagle Research Group has amassed a wealth of data on the breeding ecology and range of the eagle, and a botanical perspective helps explain the bird’s distribution.

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are free but a gold coin donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCO

Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure Thursday, 6 October 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush on this family-friendly tour at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will travel on our magical Flora bus, walk through the Rainforest Gully, visit the Red Centre Garden and finish at the Paperbark Treehouse.  This tour is designed for children 4-10 years who must be accompanied by an adult.  Bookings essential as numbers are limited.  THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED.  Seats are still available for other sessions.  Book HERE.

Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure Tuesday, 4 October 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush on this family-friendly tour at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will travel on our magical Flora bus, walk through the Rainforest Gully, visit the Red Centre Garden and finish at the Paperbark Treehouse.  This tour is designed for children 4-10 years who must be accompanied by an adult.  Bookings essential as numbers are limited.  Book HERE.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 1 October 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We are planning to remove more weeds from the grassland and woodland areas in the southwest part of the reserve.  Meet:  Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side. Look for banners.  Pull into the carpark carefullyBring:  Mattocks will be handy. Do you have a mattock? If so, could you put your name on it and bring it along, too, please?  Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.  Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711.  This helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure Friday, 30 September 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush on this family-friendly tour at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will travel on our magical Flora bus, walk through the Rainforest Gully, visit the Red Centre Garden and finish at the Paperbark Treehouse.  This tour is designed for children 4-10 years who must be accompanied by an adult.  Bookings essential as numbers are limited.  Book HERE.

Professor Simon Haberle ‘What you never knew about poo!’ Thursday, 29 September 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Simon, from ANU, will tell a fascinating story of tiny fungi that live on dung and what they tell us about giant animals that roamed the earth.

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are free but a gold coin donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCN

Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush on this family-friendly tour at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will travel on our magical Flora bus, walk through the Rainforest Gully, visit the Red Centre Garden and finish at the Paperbark Treehouse.  This tour is designed for children 4-10 years who must be accompanied by an adult.  Bookings essential as numbers are limited.  THIS SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED.  Seats are still available for other sessions.  Book HERE.

Secrets of the Australian Bush - a family adventure Monday, 26 September 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Discover the amazing secrets of the plants that live in the Australian bush on this family-friendly tour at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will travel on our magical Flora bus, walk through the Rainforest Gully, visit the Red Centre Garden and finish at the Paperbark Treehouse.  This tour is designed for children 4-10 years who must be accompanied by an adult.  Bookings essential as numbers are limited.  Book HERE

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