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Fire and Water Walk Sunday, 19 June 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Fires of varying intensities have a significant impact on Australia’s landscapes; some plants rely on or respond well to fire, while others are killed by fire. Some plants need continuous water, in wetlands, while others prefer dry conditions. A volunteer guide will show you examples of all of these in a free tour. Daily from Monday June 13th to Sunday June 19th 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.

Michael Mulvaney and Chris Davey ‘Gang-gang nesting ecology’ Thursday, 23 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Chris and Michael will reveal how citizen science research by hundreds of Canberrans has contributed to the scientific and wider understanding of Gang-gangs and how this research is to be continued with a focus on trying to answer why the Gang-gang numbers have been stable here, but declined in other places.

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQC

Photographic Group June meeting Friday, 24 June 2022 - 10:00am

The Photographic Group currently meets on the last Friday of each month at the ANBG (10:00am in the Theatrette, unless otherwise advised). Meetings usually involve at least one presentation on an aspect of photography; the screening of some Group photographs with accompanying commentary (including gentle feedback); a workshop on a topic of interest; and excursions including sessions in the Gardens with cameras at the ready. All members of the Friends are welcome to come along. If you would like to attend, just turn up or contact a committee member.

Dr Liz Truswell ‘Banksia: the fossil history of an iconic genus’ Thursday, 30 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Liz, formerly a Chief Research Scientist with Geoscience Australia, will reflect on the long fossil history of Banksia, showing they are of greater antiquity than formerly imagined, and their suite of features in increasingly challenging climatic environments.

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQK

Con Boekel ‘Local extinctions of birds from Canberra's inner north nature reserves’ Thursday, 7 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Con, formerly of the environment department and now a citizen scientist since retirement, studied the patterns of occurrence of six woodland species in 16 inner north natural and semi-natural fragments. He will present the study findings and discuss some implications for the urbanization of the Lower Molonglo.

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQO

Plant Science Group - July Talk Monday, 11 July 2022 - 10:00am

Talks are planned for 10:30am on the second Monday of each month, February to November, except when that is a public holiday. The talks will be held at the ANBG Theatrette.

If people wish to join the Plant Science Group, they could email plantscience@friendsanbg.org.au

Professor Justin Borevitz ‘Precision Landscape Regeneration’ Thursday, 14 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Justin, from Research School of Biology, ANU, will introduce precision landscape regeneration, including methods in Eucalyptus foundation species to re-build agro-ecosystems, methods for boosting soil carbon with microbes and management, and the outsized role Australia can have for world’s planetary health and resilience.

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQV

Ancient Plants and Animals Monday, 18 July 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

A look at the impact of geological change on Australia’s plants and animals. Join a free guided walk to see what the vegetation was like in the ages of dinosaurs and of the megafauna and how it has changed over time. Daily from Monday July 18th to Sunday July 24th 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.

Ancient Plants and Animals Tuesday, 19 July 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

A look at the impact of geological change on Australia’s plants and animals. Join a free guided walk to see what the vegetation was like in the ages of dinosaurs and of the megafauna and how it has changed over time. Daily from Monday July 18th to Sunday July 24th 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.

Ancient Plants and Animals Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

A look at the impact of geological change on Australia’s plants and animals. Join a free guided walk to see what the vegetation was like in the ages of dinosaurs and of the megafauna and how it has changed over time. Daily from Monday July 18th to Sunday July 24th 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.

Ancient Plants and Animals Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

A look at the impact of geological change on Australia’s plants and animals. Join a free guided walk to see what the vegetation was like in the ages of dinosaurs and of the megafauna and how it has changed over time. Daily from Monday July 18th to Sunday July 24th 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.

Damien Wrigley ‘Australian Seed Bank Partnership – Post Bushfire Recovery across the country’ Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Damien, of Australian Seed Bank Partnership, will illustrate some of the efforts by people from Seed Banks and botanic gardens in burnt areas and the unanticipated complexities during COVID-19 restrictions.

Bookings will open Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQX

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