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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
Anthony Whalen and Anna Fuchs ‘Global alignment of biodiversity informatics systems’ - CANCELLED 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)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Professor David Lindenmayer ‘The Great Forest’ - CANCELLED Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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.

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)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Ian Fraser ‘How Did Australian Birds Get English Names?’ - CANCELLED Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ian will describe how stories of these creations can be intriguing, funny, erroneous and sometimes downright ridiculous. Names usually tell us more about us than the birds. This talk is a celebration of birds, words and history.

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)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Ian Walker ‘Climate Resilient Environments and Communities’ - CANCELLED Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ian, ACT Conservator for Flora and Fauna 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 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)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.