Black Mountain Summit Walk - morning - FULLY BOOKED

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Saturday, 25 July 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

This walk is now fully booked, and has a large waiting list.

This year is not only the 50th Anniversary of Black Mountain being declared a conservation reserve, but also the 20th Anniversary of the official opening of the Summit Walk, which was a joint project between ACT Government, Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), and Telstra. This year is also the 50th Anniversary of the ANBG being officially opened to the public.

In the morning, join local plant ecologist Michael Doherty for a walk up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit. We will be talking about trees, shrubs and fire, and see some winter flowering plants.

(There is also an afternoon walk, starting at 1:30pm).

Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down, ask a friend to meet you at the top.

The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers (including children over the age of 12).

Meet:      9:30am at the Visitor Centre, Australian National Botanic Gardens

Cost:       Gold coin donation         

Bookings essential: Places are limited, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com, or phone Libby (6296 1936) or Linda (0437 298 711). It also useful for us to contact you if arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).

Bring:     Friends, water, snacks.                           

Wear:     sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream … and winter woollies in layers in case it is cold.