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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
Professor David Lindenmayer ‘The great forest’ Thursday, 26 May 2022 - 12:30pm

David, from Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU, will present intimate insights into the biology and ecology of Mountain Ash and Alpine Ash forests and outline how human and natural disturbances can interact to threaten these magnificent environments. David concludes with important initiatives to reshape the future trajectory of these tall, wet eucalypt forest ecosystems.

The Great Forest: The Rare Beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands by David Lindenmayer, Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees, Steve Kuiter (2021) is on sale from the Botanical Bookshop.  David is happy to sign copies of the book after the talk. 

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPK

Professor Peter Kanowski ‘What’s the future for forests?’ Thursday, 2 June 2022 - 12:30pm

A range of pressures and changes are impacting on forests globally and nationally. Peter will review recent work that considers what these might mean for forests.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPL

Ian Walker ‘Climate Resilient Environments and Communities’ Thursday, 9 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Ian, from ACT Government, will talk about looking after our natural environment as we face climate change with increased fire risk and different patterns of rain, and how communities will cope with the impact of climate change.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPR

Dr Sophie Lewis ‘Climate change and Australia’s extreme events.’ Thursday, 16 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Sophie, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, will discuss human influences on past, present and future extreme climate events in Australia. Are our recent extremes a sign of a new normal and how bad could it get?

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPPM

Michael Mulvaney and Chris Davey ‘Gang-gang nesting ecology’ Thursday, 23 June 2022 - 12:30pm

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

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQC

Dr Liz Truswell ‘Banksia: the fossil history of an iconic genus’ Thursday, 30 June 2022 - 12:30pm

Liz, formerly a Chief Research Scientist with Geoscience Australia, will reflect on the long fossil history of Banksia, showing they are of greater antiquity than formerly imagined, and their suite of features in increasingly challenging climatic environments.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQK

Con Boekel ‘Local extinctions of birds from Canberra's inner north nature reserves’ Thursday, 7 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Con, formerly of the environment department and now a citizen scientist since retirement, studied the patterns of occurrence of six woodland species in 16 inner north natural and semi-natural fragments. He will present the study findings and discuss some implications for the urbanization of the Lower Molonglo.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQO

Professor Justin Borevitz ‘Precision Landscape Regeneration’ Thursday, 14 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Justin, from Research School of Biology, ANU, will introduce precision landscape regeneration, including methods in Eucalyptus foundation species to re-build agro-ecosystems, methods for boosting soil carbon with microbes and management, and the outsized role Australia can have for world’s planetary health and resilience.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQV

Damien Wrigley ‘Australian Seed Bank Partnership – Post Bushfire Recovery across the country’ Thursday, 21 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Damien, of Australian Seed Bank Partnership, will illustrate some of the efforts by people from Seed Banks and botanic gardens in burnt areas and the unanticipated complexities during COVID-19 restrictions.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPQX

Lori Gould ‘Latham Snipe along the flyway’ Thursday, 28 July 2022 - 12:30pm

Lori, Principal of GrassRoots Environmental, will describe the surveys and research into the Latham Snipes movement and migration between Australia and Japan.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPRD

Dr Penny Olsen 'The Norfolk Island Morepork: rebuilding a population from the last survivor’ Thursday, 4 August 2022 - 12:30pm

Penny, is an Honorary Professor in Division of Ecology and Evolution, ANU.  In 1986 she organised a group to visit Norfolk Island and conduct a search for the Morepork. But what do you do with only one owl?  A recovery program began and today a small population persists.

Bookings will open 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.  Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYPRH