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Dr Prame Chopra ‘Melting ice and rising seas; how much, how fast?' Thursday, 23 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This talk will discuss the uncertainties in the future paths of ice volume and sea level, the machinations of the imperfect Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the likely consequences for us all.

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.

Wake Up With the Birds walks for 2021 Saturday, 25 September 2021 - 7:45am to Sunday, 10 October 2021 - 9:15am

The ANBG provides a fantastic habitat for many of Canberra’s birds, with water and nectar in abundance. During Floriade, join us for a 90 minute guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. Spring is a great time to observe the feeding and nesting behaviour of our birds and their young.

7.45 a.m. on weekends,  25th September to 10th October

We were unable to hold these walks last year due to COVID-19 but are planning to start them again with small groups, socially distanced this spring.  Of course they may be cancelled if we have a resurgence close to the event – but fingers crossed we will be in the gardens in the early morning again!

Following the bird walk you are welcome to stay on for coffee, tea or breakfast at Pollen – the Gardens Café (bookings at: www.pollencafe.com.au).

Bookings will be essential but have not yet opened. See this page closer to the date for booking instructions.

Michael Mulvaney and Chris Davey ‘Gang Gang nesting ecology’ Thursday, 30 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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

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.

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.

Professor Simon Haberle ‘What you never knew about poo!’ Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The fascinating story of tiny fungi that live on dung and what they tell us about giant animals that roamed the earth.

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.

Telling the Time by the Sun, An Enlightening Afternoon Friday, 8 October 2021 - 1:30pm to 5:15pm

An Enlightening Afternoon will start in the ANBG theatrette, and continue with a walk to the sundial near the rockery in the ANBG.  Flora Explorer will be available for participants with limited mobility.  After afternoon tea at the Gardens, we will drive in our own cars to the sundial at Mt Stromlo Observatory and tell the time by our own shadows in the late afternoon light.

Time and Venue:  Start  at 1.30 pm in the ANBG Theatrette, and finish at about 5.15 pm at the Mt Stromlo Observatory.  This is a self-drive event.

Cost:  Tickets $25 including afternoon tea (plus booking fee).

Bookings:  Bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings open on Friday 6 August 2021
Bookings can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/BSEUG
Preferential bookings for Friends of the ANBG and Australian Garden History Society members from 6 to 21 August.  General bookings from 22 August.

Enquiries:  events@friendsanbg.org.au , or phone Christianna on 0410 577 677.

50th Black Mountain Spring Wildflower Ramble Saturday, 9 October 2021 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Celebrate the spring flowering on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons on easy bush tracks with experienced guides and good company. All springs are not the same. The pattern remains but timing and abundance vary with the weather; after the rain we have had this year we are anticipating a special display of flowers.

Booking is essential to ensure we have enough guides. Contact friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or Julie (02) 6251 8972 or Linda 0437 298 711.

 

Dr Stuart Rae ‘The Little Eagle – a botanical perspective’ Thursday, 14 October 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Stuart, a visitor at the Research School of Biology, ANU, has been studying Little Eagles in the Canberra area for the past three years as part of the Little Eagle Research Group, which has amassed a wealth of data on the breeding ecology and range of the eagle, and a botanical perspective helps explain the bird’s distribution.

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.

Lindy Butcher and Corin Pennock ‘ACT Wildlife and its wombat programs’ Thursday, 21 October 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lindy is Wombat Coordinator for ACT Wildlife and Corin is the ACT Wildlife Mange Treatment Program Coordinator. They care for thousands of injured or orphaned wildlife each year. The most endearing wildlife is the wombat, and there is a mange treatment program for wombats; and we look forward to sharing some of their journeys with you.

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.

2021 Annual General Meeting Thursday, 21 October 2021 - 5:30pm

The Friends of the ANBG Annual General Meeting this year will be held at 5.30pm on Thursday, 21 October, 2021.

The venue will be advised closer to the date, depending on what is available subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Nancy Tingey ‘27 years in the Garden – The Story of Painting with Parkinsons’ Thursday, 28 October 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

A team of facilitators and voluntary helpers have, over the years, enriched the lives of people with Parkinson’s with a program which looks at the challenges raised by the condition and addresses them with a tailor-made approach to relieve stress and encourage self-expression.
Nancy is happy to sign copies of her book after the talk.

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.

Anthony Whalen and Anna Fuchs ‘Global alignment of biodiversity informatics systems’ Thursday, 4 November 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Anthony and Anne play different roles at ANBG, in the Australian National Species List. With an estimated 600,000 or more organisms native to Australia, and many millions found globally, the task of keeping up with published names and taxonomic concepts is a significant one in Australia, and contributes to the Catalogue of Life and other international initiatives.

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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