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Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 5 September 2020 Saturday, 5 September 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall focus on removing weeds from near the fence of the woodland in the south west corner of the Black Mountain Nature Reserve, and celebrate the achievements in this area.

Meet: Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side.
Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or  phone 0437 298 711.  This helps us to cater and to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Wattle Walks Saturday, 29 August 2020 - 11:00am to Sunday, 6 September 2020 - 12:00pm

Spring is in the air and the wattles are beginning to display their beauty around Canberra. Come and join a Volunteer Guide on a Wattle Walk in the Gardens and hear about the symbolism and cultural history of this beautiful flower which is our national floral emblem.

Walks will start under the clock near the rainforest bridge. At this stage walk numbers will be limited to 2 family groups with a maximum of 10 people due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

BGBN webinar on Myrtle rust Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 2:00pm

This is the final webinar in the series conducted by the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Networks.

Topic: Myrtle rust

Speaker: Angus Carnegie (NSW DPI)

When: 26 August 2020 at 2:00pm

Register to attend the webinar on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/103293967036

Guided Walks to resume in the Gardens Monday, 17 August 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Regular guided walks will resume from 17 August after being cancelled for many months due to COVID-19. A lot has happened in the Gardens over the last 6 months and there is little evidence now of the terrible damage done during the hailstorm in January. The new Banksia Garden is open to visitors although some of the planting is being delayed until more favourable conditions return in Spring.

Initially guided walks will be limited to the 11.00am walk only, and walk numbers will be strictly limited to 2 family groups with a maximum of 10 people, Strict social distancing will apply and walks will be planned to accommodate this. Walks will start under the clock near the rainforest bridge.

From 17th to the 23rd August brighten your winter day and discover the spectacular colours of leaves, bark, flowers and seeds in the Gardens on a Colour in Winter walk, while from 29th August to the 6th September you can join a Volunteer Guide on a Wattle Walk and hear about the symbolism and cultural history of the beautiful flower which is our national floral emblem.

 

Colour in Winter Guided Walk Monday, 17 August 2020 - 11:00am to Sunday, 23 August 2020 - 12:00pm

From 17th to the 23rd August brighten your winter day with a walk in the Gardens with a Volunteer guide. Discover the spectacular colours of leaves, bark, flowers and seeds in the Gardens on our new Colour in Winter walk.

Walks will start under the clock near the rainforest bridge. At this stage walk numbers will be limited to 2 family groups with a maximum of 10 people due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

 

Living with Armillaria: a botanic gardens perspective Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Living with Armillaria: a botanic gardens perspective. Speaker: Philip Hurle, Horticultural Manager, Australian National Botanic Gardens. A webinar in the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Webinar Series.  Registrations to attend the webinars on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/103293967036.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 1 August 2020 Saturday, 1 August 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall focus on the small remaining area of woodland in the south west corner of the Black Mountain Nature Reserve. 

Meet: Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side.
Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or  phone 0437 298 711.  This helps us to cater and to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).
Black Mountain Summit Walk - afternoon - FULLY BOOKED Saturday, 25 July 2020 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

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, and the 50th Anniversary of the ANBG being officially opened to the public.

In the afternoon, 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.

Black Mountain Summit Walk - morning - FULLY BOOKED 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, and 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.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 4 July 2020 Saturday, 4 July 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet: Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side.

Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners.

Bring:  Everyone is welcome. On this occasion, please, bring your own morning coffee or tea and snacks.  We do have some tools, but please feel free to bring your own tools if you have them, e.g. secateurs, small digging tool, lopper, and/or pruning saw.  

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or  phone 0437 298 711.  This helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

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