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Wake Up With The Birds Sunday, 13 October 2019 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. After the walk you are welcome to stay on for coffee or breakfast at Pollen, the Gardens Café.

48th Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

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. 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. Friends of Black Mountain welcomes all comers, be they experts or those who have never slowed down to see the somewhat cryptic diversity.

Wake Up With The Birds Saturday, 12 October 2019 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. After the walk you are welcome to stay on for coffee or breakfast at Pollen, the Gardens Café.

Brett McNamara ‘Life of a Rain Drop – Protecting the Cotter Catchment’ Thursday, 10 October 2019 - 12:30pm

Brett, Manager of Namadgi National Park, will talk on the emergence of the threat on Canberra’s principal water supply from feral horses, along with deer and noxious weeds.  Brett will provide context to the contemporary challenges confronted by land conservation managers as they manage the high county of the bush capital. 

Wake Up With The Birds Sunday, 6 October 2019 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. After the walk you are welcome to stay on for coffee or breakfast at Pollen, the Gardens Café.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 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 / Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left, and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners.

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water. Everyone is welcome.

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

We shall break for morning tea at about 10:30am

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to cathikin@gmail.com  or phone 0406 976 751 as this helps with the catering.  Also, having your contact number helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Wake Up With The Birds Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. After the walk you are welcome to stay on for coffee or breakfast at Pollen, the Gardens Café.

Professor Kate Auty ‘Sustainability and the Environment’ Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 12:30pm

Kate, the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, will talk about innovative new strategies for the ACT’s reporting on the State of the Environment which include: providing accurate, timely, and accessible information; evaluation; and increased community and government understanding of environmental and sustainability trends and interaction.        

Annual Schools Photographic Competition - entries close Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 4:30pm

All school-age students can now enter this competition, which highlights our Gardens’ hidden gems. Cash prizes will be awarded in various categories, as well as certificates for Commended and Highly Commended entries.

Closing date for entries: 2 October 2019
Exhibition: 30 October - 17 November 2019

Wake Up With The Birds Sunday, 29 September 2019 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing bird life in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. After the walk you are welcome to stay on for coffee or breakfast at Pollen, the Gardens Café.

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