52nd Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble

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Saturday, 14 October 2023 - 9:30am
Walkers looking closely at a flower’s characteristics
Walkers looking closely at a flower’s characteristics (photo: Jean Geue)

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 not previously 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.

When Saturday 14 October 2023 - 9.30 am sharp to 12 noon or later.
Please allow time to park and walk to the meeting point.
Where Belconnen Way entry just before Caswell Drive turnoff - watch for balloons or banners.
BYO Morning tea, water, hat, sunblock and stout shoes.
Entry Gold Coins donation appreciated

ESSENTIAL to ensure we have enough guides. Please use this booking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CLJIQ.

This helps us to contact you if changes are needed at short notice (e.g. bad weather).

(If you have problems with the link, email the name and mobile phone number of each person you book to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com).