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Here you will find a calendar of Friends’ activities in the Gardens including lunchtime talks, social events, exhibitions and the ever-popular spring and autumn plant sales. In addition to events arranged by the Friends, we include some events arranged by the Gardens and by other organisations. A full list of events arranged by the Gardens is in their What's On webpage.

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Event title Date Details
Linda Groom ‘Threatened alpine species: an update on the campaign to save them from feral horses’ Thursday, 29 July 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Linda, a volunteer with Invasive Species Council’s Reclaim Kosci campaign, will talk about some of the Australian alpine plants threatened by feral horses and how those plants function as natural water managers. She will also provide an update on recent developments in the 'Reclaim Kosci' campaign. 

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! Bookings are open from 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.

ANBG Photographic Group July Meeting Friday, 30 July 2021 - 10:00am

Time: 10am – Guest speaker – Robert Campbell – Buvelot Picture Framers - Woden
Location: Theatrette opposite the Visitors Centre
(Attendees welcome to meet for coffee at Pollen Cafe at 9:30am)
Buvelot Picture Framers in Colbee Court Phillip has earned the reputation as one of the most respected picture framing businesses in Canberra since being established in 1974.  The business is currently managed by Robert Campbell who took over the business from the founding Luton family in 2018.  Robert will be presenting at the July meeting.

Professor Andrew Cockburn ‘Love Life of Blue Wrens’ Thursday, 5 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Andrew is an Emeritus Professor at ANU where his research centres on the evolution of mating systems in birds. DNA fingerprinting of fairy wrens debunked the myth that these birds lived in faithful monogamous pairs. But why are the birds in declining numbers?

Bookings will be essential because of our COVID-19 guidelines and limited seating. Click to book! Bookings are open from 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.

ANBG Weeding Work Party Saturday, 7 August 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Next weeding work party will be in the Frith Road area behind the ANBG again where we will be removing more of Red Passionflower.
Meet:  Frith Road extension, Acton, behind CSIRO and ANBG.  Park near the electricity substation.  Look for banners
Bring:
  Everyone is welcome.
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 complies with COVID-19 requirements, helps us to cater, and to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Colour in Winter - free guided walks Monday, 9 August 2021 - 11:00am to Sunday, 15 August 2021 - 2:00pm

Each month for the rest of this year, the Volunteer Guides will be dedicating a week to special themes. As well as their regular morning walks, they will conduct additional afternoon walks during the theme week.

The theme for August is 'Colour in Winter'.

Daily from Monday August 9th to Sunday August 15th, at 11am-12 noon and 2pm-3pm.

Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required.

Roger Farrow ‘Recovery of native vegetation from the recent catastrophic fires: a “remarkable” phenomenon or a natural response. The Nerriga experience.’ Thursday, 12 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

For many years Roger has studied the sandstone flora of Moreton National Park along the Nerriga Road with members of ANPS.  After the park was entirely burnt by the 2019-2020 fires, a unique opportunity arose to examine the regeneration of the vegetation, as there was great concern that some species could have been lost.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Dr Leo Joseph ‘Australian bird names are all sorted out. Yes? No? Maybe?’ Thursday, 19 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Leo, Director of the Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO, will focus on birds from northern Australia to show where knowledge of the names we need to apply to birds still needs a lot more work.  Examples from lorikeets, friarbirds, orioles, quail-thrush, whipbirds, black-cockatoos, pigeons and maybe a few more!

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Professor Justin Borevitz ‘Precision Landscape Regeneration’ Thursday, 26 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Justin, Professor, Research School of Biology Center of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, ANU, will introduce the components of precision landscape regeneration and the outsized role Australia can have in the world. Landscape Genomics methods in Eucalyptus foundation species re-build agro-ecosytems and boosting soil carbon with microbes and management. Integrating and scaling these land-based solutions can build planetary health and resilience.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Wattle Walks - free guided walks Monday, 30 August 2021 - 11:00am to Sunday, 5 September 2021 - 2:00pm

Each month for the rest of this year, the Volunteer Guides will be dedicating a week to special themes. As well as their regular morning walks, they will conduct additional afternoon walks during the theme week.

The theme for September is 'Wattle Walks', celebrating Wattle Week.

Daily from Monday August 9th to Sunday August 15th, at 11am-12 noon and 2pm-3pm.

Meet at the clock near the bridge. No booking required.

Dr Denis Saunders ‘A working life with Carnaby’s Cockatoo 1968 – 2021’ Thursday, 2 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Denis will talk about his research on Carnaby’s Cockatoo, which commenced in 1968 and continued until the present. Classified as “vermin” in 1968, this magnificent species was reclassified in the 1980s as endangered by the WA and Commonwealth governments, and internationally. He will provide results of a study of one breeding population from 1969 to 2020.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Jo Harding and Dr Kate Grarock ‘Bush Blitz – 10 years old and going strong!’ Thursday, 9 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Jo and Kate from Bush Blitz, will describe how Bush Blitz has been discovering more than 1700 new species since 2010,  across 41 expeditions, including a voyage on RV Investigator, They also engage with land managers, traditional owners, teachers and students.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

Dr Arnagretta Hunter ‘Climate change and our health and wellbeing’ Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Black Summer 2019 / 2020 left many people in Canberra with personal insight into the health impacts of our changing climate.  This discussion will explore both the health impacts of climate change and the health benefits of our natural environment.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from 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.

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