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Emeritus Professor Patrick De Deckker '200 years of data for Lake George; facts, myths and legends’ Thursday, 22 July 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Patrick will discuss some of the myths and legends that are attributed to the lake, along with current suggestions for returning to original name, and the important relevance for lake level records in line with current climatic changes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spring Flower Walks - free guided walks Monday, 4 October 2021 - 11:00am to Sunday, 10 October 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 October is 'Spring Flower Walks'.

Daily from Monday October 4th to Sunday October 10th, at 11am-12 noon and 2pm-3pm.

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

Fire and Water Walks - free guided walks Monday, 8 November 2021 - 11:00am to Sunday, 14 November 2021 - 3:00pm

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 November is 'Fire and Water Walks'.

Daily from Monday November 8th to Sunday November 14th, at 11am-12 noon and 2pm-3pm.

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

ANBG Photographic Group exhibition & awards - Recovery Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 12 December 2021 - 4:30pm

In 2020 many Gardens anniversary events were cancelled due to COVID 19, including the Photographic Group awards during the exhibition. The 2021 Recovery photographic exhibition, the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Photographic Group (PG), will organise photographic awards as part of the Group’s annual photographic exhibition in November.

The purpose of the exhibition and the awards is to support and raise awareness of the aims and values of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (the Gardens’) and showcase the Gardens’ wide-ranging diversity of flora and fauna through the medium of photographs.

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