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Library Connect May 2019

Library Connect, May 2019 edition

The May 2019 edition of Library Connect includes articles on Library and Information Week, Seed Bank helps Rare Queeensland Rainforest Species, Congratulations to Dr Lydia Guja from the National Seed Bank for an article on Pomaderris, a selection of new books, an e-journal and information from the Archives on Postcards.

Botanic Art Group Book available for purchase

A book containing images of many of the artworks exhibited at the recent 2019 Botanic Art Exhibition, is available for purchase for $25.

Details are available here.

Friends Library Connect, April 2019

Library Connect, April 2019

The April 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 310 kB) includes: More Than Just a Pretty Plant / Friends Botanical Art Group of the Australian National Botanic Gardens; a feature on Banksia paludosa ‘Little Pal’, in the April edition of Hort Journal; 2018 print journal of the Western Australian Herbarium, Nuytsia; and a selection of new books.

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Schools Photographic Competition

Primary school students can now enter our annual Schools Photographic Competition. Up to now, only secondary and college students were eligible but this year, primary school students can win prizes too. Just take a photograph of your favourite place, plant or animal in the Garden to enter.

Please email schoolphoto@friendsanbg.org.au for further information. Bring your parents, grandparents and explore our wonderful gardens!

'Find a Plant' application

The Gardens has launched an exciting new project that has been strongly supported and assisted by the Friends. The Find a Plant application (FAP) will help visitors, staff and researchers to locate specific plants growing in the Gardens. The application will show all plants that are in publicly accessible sections.

Friends Library Connect, March 2019

Library Connect, March 2019

The March 2019 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 713 kB) includes: Gardening podcasts: a valuable source of botanical and practical information; an upcoming vacancy for a library volunteer to monitor Canberra newspapers for articles relating to the ANBG; a report on the Bush Blitz trip to Lake Mungo in August 2017; and a selection of new books.

Planning a trip to WA in Spring?

Good news for everyone who came to Boronia Halstead’s lunch time talk on Thursday 14th
February and was inspired to plan a trip to the South West Australian Floristic Region.
Boronia’s presentation, which includes a list of sites that will be a great help when planning
your trip, can now be accessed in the ANBG library.

Luminous Botanicus IV – please help!

As part of the 2019 Enlighten Festival, the ANBG is presenting Luminous Botanicus IV.

The Friends have supported Luminous Botanicus since its beginning. We are again looking for volunteers to assist staff at the entry point and at key positions along the route. For each evening we need seven people.

Guided walks in March

In the month of March some of the regular guided walks will have a special focus. The regular guided walks at 11:00 am and 2pm on Saturday March 9th, will feature bush tucker plants. During Eucalypt week (23rd March to 31st March), the 11:00 am walks will focus on Eucalypts.  Two special walks looking at things that aren't quite what they seem, will also be held on the 30th and 31st March.

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