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Special Talk: Vegetation assessment of the Coral Sea Marine Park coral cays Tuesday, 11 October 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Over the past four years, Parks Australia have undertaken annual ecological assessment voyages to the cays of the Coral Sea Marine Park. This presentation, to be heald in the ANBG Theatrette, will describe the methods and outcomes of vegetation assessments carried out during these voyages.  Joy and Larry Brushe are active volunteers for Gladstone Regional Council’s Tondoon Botanic Gardens and are also volunteers with the Coral Sea Marine Park.

Focus on Flowers Wednesday, 12 October 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

‘The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la!’ Australia has a wide diversity of flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny thryptomene, stunning waratahs and big impressive gymea lilies. Discover many of the species in flower this spring on a free guided walk.  Daily from Monday October 10th to Sunday October 16th 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.

Focus on Flowers Thursday, 13 October 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

‘The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la!’ Australia has a wide diversity of flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny thryptomene, stunning waratahs and big impressive gymea lilies. Discover many of the species in flower this spring on a free guided walk.  Daily from Monday October 10th to Sunday October 16th 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.

Sally Holliday ‘Exploring Wellbeing through Nature’ Thursday, 13 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Sally, from Landcare ACT, will explore the art of nature-connection and the myriad ways this intentional practice enhances wellbeing.

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/CAWCP

Focus on Flowers Friday, 14 October 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

‘The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la!’ Australia has a wide diversity of flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny thryptomene, stunning waratahs and big impressive gymea lilies. Discover many of the species in flower this spring on a free guided walk.  Daily from Monday October 10th to Sunday October 16th 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.

Focus on Flowers Saturday, 15 October 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

‘The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la!’ Australia has a wide diversity of flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny thryptomene, stunning waratahs and big impressive gymea lilies. Discover many of the species in flower this spring on a free guided walk.  Daily from Monday October 10th to Sunday October 16th 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.

Spring Bird Walk for Friends - FULLY BOOKED Sunday, 16 October 2022 - 9:00am

Join an expert bird guide to discover what the birds are up to in Springtime in the Gardens. This is a peak time of year for both resident and visiting birds as the weather is warmer and there are plenty of insects and nectar. This is a walk for Friends only and is not suitable for children 8 years or younger.

Focus on Flowers Sunday, 16 October 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

‘The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la!’ Australia has a wide diversity of flowers, such as delicate orchids, tiny thryptomene, stunning waratahs and big impressive gymea lilies. Discover many of the species in flower this spring on a free guided walk.  Daily from Monday October 10th to Sunday October 16th 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.

Dr Judy West ‘Some insights to the Australian National Botanic Gardens’ Thursday, 20 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Judy, Executive Director, will give some insights to the ANBG and its key roles, nationally and internationally, in conservation of flora.

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/CAWCU

34th Annual General Meeting of the Friends Thursday, 20 October 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The 34th Annual General Meeting of the Friends will be held in the ANBG Theatrette from 3–5pm, followed by drinks and nibbles in the Foyer and Dickson Room. Please RSVP.  See the Provisional Agenda, note about a Special Resolution to amend the Constitution, and links to papers and further information.

Alex McLachlan ‘Eyebrights at risk of climate change?’ Thursday, 27 October 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Alex will present results from his research project on alpine and sub-alpine eyebrights (Euphrasia). He is improving understanding of their dormancy, germination, and what effect climate change might have on these regeneration processes.

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/CAWCV

Dr Pep Canadell ‘The rise of mega forest fires under climate change and what to do about it.’ Thursday, 3 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Pep, a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO, will discuss recent trend analyses on fire activity in Australian forests and their close links to human-caused climate change, along with limited options to reduce the rising impacts of wildfires.

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/CAWCK

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