51st Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble - BOOKED OUT

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Saturday, 8 October 2022 - 9:30am
Showing plant details of particular interest (photo: Linda Beveridge)
Showing plant details of particular interest (photo: Linda Beveridge)

Celebrate the spring flowering on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale and Jean Geue. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons on easy bush tracks with experienced guides and good company.

All springs are not the same. The pattern remains, but timing and abundance vary with the weather; after the rain we have had this year we are anticipating a special display of flowers.

Friends of Black Mountain welcomes everyone, be they experts or those who have never slowed down to see the somewhat cryptic diversity. We plan that there will be several guides, who will take different directions.

There will be some books for sale, including Black Mountain a natural history of a Canberra icon by Ian Fraser and Rosemary Purdie, and booklets about local plants.

Meet at Belconnen Way entry just before Caswell Drive turnoff - watch for balloons or banners (see Google Maps at https://goo.gl/maps/sRf4T1LMYbKuTS5N9).
Please allow time to park and walk to the meeting point before 9:30am.

BYO morning tea, water, hat, sunblock and stout shoes.

Gold Coins donation.

BOOKED OUT  No further bookings will be taken

Background: The Friends of the ANBG have been sponsoring the traditional Burbidge/Chippendale Black Mountain Spring Wildflower Ramble since 1999, and members have always responded enthusiastically. See the report of last year's 50th walk.