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AAFBG e-ucalypt issue 113, January 2023

View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).

Library Connect, January 2023

This month’s Library Connect has the usual listing of new books and details of our new catalogue URI.  The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30.  Alex can be contacted by email or phone (02 6250 9480) if you need assistance.  The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and Alex is very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

Plant identification in progress at the Botanical Resource Centre

Botanical Resource Centre closed

The Botanical Resource Centre (BRC), a former joint initiative of the Gardens, the Herbarium, and the Friends of the ANBG, has now closed. The Public Reference Herbarium specimens and the BRC's reference collection will be moved to the ANBG Library for storage. [Correction: an earlier draft stated that these materials would still be available to members of the Friends. This is not the case.]

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Superb fairy-wrens of the Botanic Gardens

The ANU College of Science has just published an article and video all about the research on the superb fairy-wrens of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. This long-term project by researchers from the ANU Cockburn group has been happening since 1986.

2022 AGM summary report

Our 34th AGM, held on 20 October 2022 in the ANBG Theatrette, was well attended by Friends and key Garden staff. The minutes and full reports are available for download from the links below.

Library Connect, September 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 1.55MB) has the usual listing of new books and a selection of books we hold on integrated pest management. The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers so please call 02 6250 9480 or email before visiting. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when possible. The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for collecting and returning items.

Library Connect, August 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 742KB) has the usual listing of new books and a note about the referencing software EndNote X9.3.3.

The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers and, as the COVID situation is always evolving, please call or email before visiting. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when possible. If you’re not on site, Alex can be contacted by email, phone or Teams if you need assistance.

Proposed changes to our Constitution

Earlier this year, our 2015 Constitution was reviewed in light of changes to relevant legislation and current best practice. Proposed changes to the Constitution were set out in a discussion paper that was available on our website, and comments sought by 30 April. Thank you to those who provided comments. As only positive feedback was received, the proposed changes will be presented as a resolution to the October 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for approval. Any change to the Constitution must be agreed by at least a three-quarters majority of voting members present at the meeting.

Library Connect, July 2022

This month’s Library Connect (PDF, 921KB) has the usual listing of new books and a note about the OneSearch database.

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AAFBG e-ucalypt issue 107, July 2022

View the latest issue of e-ucalypt, the email newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens (AAFBG).

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