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Matthew Higgins 'The Declined, the Gifted and the Desired: Four Canberra Rivers' Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 12:30pm

Matthew Higgins is an historian, writer, speaker, photographer and citizen scientist, who has worked for many of our national cultural institutions.  He will present natural and historical information about four rivers near Canberra, and detail some of his experiences on them.

Dr Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn 'Phylogenetic Diversity and 'hot spots' for Conservation’ Thursday, 14 March 2019 - 12:30pm

Alexander, is from the CSIRO, and will explain how phylogenetic diversity works and its logic, and how it can identify areas of conservation priority and patterns of biogeographic interest.

Emeritus Professor Mike Crisp ‘Callitris: an Evolutionary Chronicle of Extinction, Survival and Re-diversification ' Thursday, 21 March 2019 - 12:30pm

Mike, from the ANU, will discuss how the cypress family of conifers has been an important model for studying the way organisms came to be distributed, where they are found today, and how ancient changes in the earth's environment influenced their distribution

Justin Foley 'ACT Healthy Waterways - an Update’ Thursday, 28 March 2019 - 12:30pm

Justin is Program Manager,  ACT Healthy Waterways Project, a joint initiative of the ACT and the Australian governments to improve the quality of water entering our lakes and waterways. It includes the construction of infrastructure - like wetlands, ponds and rain gardens, and involves research trials.

Growing Friends Autumn Sale Saturday, 30 March 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am

The Growing Friends Autumn Sale will be held on Saturday, 30th March 2019.

Plants are propagated and tended by the Growing Friends from material sourced from the Gardens. All proceeds go to support the Gardens. Be early for the best selection.  A Plant List will be available on this website closer to the sale date.

When: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Time: 8.30 am – 11.00 am or earlier if sold out
Where: Small car park behind the Crosbie Morrison Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Jane Black 'Artwork Delights from the ANBG Library and Archives Collection’ Thursday, 4 April 2019 - 12:30pm

Jane, ANBG Librarian and Archivist, will share some of the delightful and diverse artworks from the ANBG Library and Archives collection which have been inspired by Australia's native plants

Dr James Nicholls 'Manipulation of Host Plants by Herbivorous Insects’ Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 12:30pm

James, currently works at the Australian National Insect Collection at CSIRO, and will talk about how parasitic oak gallwasps manipulate their host plants to produce unusual structures and compounds to gain higher quality nutrition and increased protection from predatory wasps.

Dr Sue Fyfe 'Detecting Photosynthetic Stress in Temperate Australian Seagrasses’ Thursday, 18 April 2019 - 12:30pm

Sue, from the ANBG, will introduce the evolution of temperate Australian genera to their marine environment, and discuss photosynthesis in sea-grasses, their physiological response to light stress, and the potential for monitoring meadow health with remote sensing.

Dr Michael McKernan 'Selected Gallipoli Cemeteries’ Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 12:30pm

Michael, a social and military historian, will speak on some of the better-known cemeteries, their locations, the unique nature of each, and the stories of the men who lie buried in them.