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Dr Heidi Zimmer ‘Orchids of Norfolk Island’ - POSTPONED Thursday, 22 September 2022 - 12:30pm

This day will be the National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen, a public holiday. The talk by Dr Heidi Zimmer on ‘Orchids of Norfolk Island’ has been postponed, probably until early in 2023.

Bushland Nature Rambles (Friends members only) Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Join us on a Bushland Nature Walk, through open forest, featuring expansive views to Canberra City and Parliament House, culminating at a viewing platform offering spectacular views across Lake Burley Griffin. Return is via the same path.  Easy to medium with some uneven ground, a few stairs and short steep sections. There are some places to rest along the way. Distance: 3.2 km
BYO water, hat, sunblock, and stout shoes.  Meet: Friends only at Visitor Centre, ANBG  Note: this is a special event for Friends members only.  Places are limited.

Please book: https://www.trybooking.com/CBGFR  (Please select your preferred date)  Contact for enquiries: email memberswalks@friendsanbg.org.au or contact Linda 0437 298 711

Claybodies: Flower Arranging Demonstration Sunday, 18 September 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join Canberra Flower Club members Ruth Bourke and Lorraine Kwong for a flower arranging demonstration that showcases Australian native flora. The demonstration will use vases made by members of Claybodies. The aim of the arrangements is to create harmony between the vase and the flowers to create an aesthetically pleasing result. The demonstration will be held in the Banksia Centre and is free to attend. Please book as numbers are limited, at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/claybodies-flower-arranging-demonstration-tickets-
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Bushland Nature Rambles (Friends members only) Sunday, 18 September 2022 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Join us on a Bushland Nature Walk, through open forest, featuring expansive views to Canberra City and Parliament House, culminating at a viewing platform offering spectacular views across Lake Burley Griffin. Return is via the same path. Easy to medium with some uneven ground, a few stairs and short steep sections. There are some places to rest along the way. Distance: 3.2 km
BYO water, hat, sunblock, and stout shoes. Meet: Friends only at Visitor Centre, ANBG  Note: this is a special event for Friends members only. Places are limited.

Please book: https://www.trybooking.com/CBGFR  (Please select your preferred date)  Contact for enquiries: email address for queries is memberswalks@friendsanbg.org.au or contact Linda 0437 298 711

Ian Fraser, ‘How Did Australian Birds Get English Names?’ Thursday, 15 September 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ian Fraser, a local conservationist, says the stories of these name creations can be intriguing, funny, erroneous and sometimes downright ridiculous, telling us more about us than the birds. This talk is a celebration of birds, words and history.

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/CAWCL

 

Claybodies: Ceramic Demonstration Sunday, 11 September 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Join ceramic artist and Claybodies member, Ingrid Adler, with a demonstration of the techniques used in her woven Eucalyptus leaf plates. Ingrid will reveal the processes she uses – from cutting the leaves to weaving them into beautiful plates – and will explain the entire process from selection of clay to firing. The demonstration will be held in the Banksia Centre and is free to attend. Please book as numbers are limited, at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/claybodies-ceramic-demonstration-tickets-403859303047.

Bryophytes in the ANBG (Friends members only) Sunday, 11 September 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Chris Cargill is the curator of the cryptogam collections of the Australian National Herbarium which are located at the ANBG, and is also a researcher, bryologist and taxonomist.  Chris will be showing people the bryophytes that occur naturally in the Gardens rather than specially planted, such as many of the flowering plants in the ANBG. She will talk about their diversity, how to distinguish them from other organisms growing in similar habitats such as lichens and she will talk about their function in the environment.

Meet at the Visitor Centre.  Places on the walk are limited and only for Friends of the ANBG. Bookings can be made at the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/CBGGW

Wattle Walk - Which Wattles will we see? Early, Silver, Ploughshare, more? Saturday, 10 September 2022 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Let’s celebrate green and gold by enjoying a ramble and learning more about the different Acacia (Wattles) on Black Mountain after wetter years with local plant ecologist, Dr Michael Doherty.. Michael has done research about Acacia and other native plants and how they cope with fire and drought. Maybe the weather we have had in recent years is part of that? (The ramble will be on rough uneven ground with some steep sections.) Bookings are essential.
 

Dr Zoe Knapp ‘Survive and Thrive: Fire recovery and climate change resilience for threatened plant species in sub alpine south-eastern Australia’ Thursday, 8 September 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This project demonstrates the important role of botanic gardens in conservation, through our combined expertise in seed biology research, horticulture, taxonomy and ecology.

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 coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCW

A Celebration of Wattles Sunday, 4 September 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

September 1st, Wattle Day and the wattles in the Gardens are in full flower. Join a free guided tour to see a wide range of wattles from various parts of the country and hear interesting stories about their historical, cultural and scientific significance.  Daily from Monday August 29th to Sunday September 4th 11am-12 noon. Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required for individuals, but groups of seven or more people should contact walks@friendsanbg.org.au a week before the planned walk.

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