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CANCELLED - Professor Simon Haberle ‘What you never knew about poo!’ Thursday, 7 October 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The fascinating story of tiny fungi that live on dung and what they tell us about giant animals that roamed the earth.

CANCELLED - Michael Mulvaney and Chris Davey ‘Gang Gang nesting ecology’ Thursday, 30 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris Davey and Michael Mulvaney will reveal how citizen science research by hundreds of Canberrans has contributed to the scientific and wider understanding of Gang Gang and how this research is to be continued with a focus on trying to answer why the Gang-Gang numbers have been stable but declined in other places.

CANCELLED - Dr Prame Chopra ‘Melting ice and rising seas; how much, how fast?' Thursday, 23 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This talk will discuss the uncertainties in the future paths of ice volume and sea level, the machinations of the imperfect Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the likely consequences for us all.

CANCELLED – Dr Arnagretta Hunter ‘Climate change and our health and wellbeing’ Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Black Summer 2019 / 2020 left many people in Canberra with personal insight into the health impacts of our changing climate.  This discussion will explore both the health impacts of climate change and the health benefits of our natural environment.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Wattle Walk on Black Mountain - CANCELLED Saturday, 11 September 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Early, Silver, and Ploughshare on Black Mountain?

Unfortunately, this event cannot take place due to the ACT's COVID-19 lockdown, and cannot be rescheduled.

What makes these wattles different?  Michael Doherty has done research about Acacia and other native plants and how they cope with fire and drought. Let’s join him on a ramble among these Wattles on Black Mountain to hear about them and other native plants.
 

CANCELLED – Jo Harding and Dr Kate Grarock ‘Bush Blitz – 10 years old and going strong!’ Thursday, 9 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Jo and Kate from Bush Blitz, will describe how Bush Blitz has been discovering more than 1700 new species since 2010,  across 41 expeditions, including a voyage on RV Investigator, They also engage with land managers, traditional owners, teachers and students.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

CANCELLED – Dr Denis Saunders ‘A working life with Carnaby’s Cockatoo 1968 – 2021’ Thursday, 2 September 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Denis will talk about his research on Carnaby’s Cockatoo, which commenced in 1968 and continued until the present. Classified as “vermin” in 1968, this magnificent species was reclassified in the 1980s as endangered by the WA and Commonwealth governments, and internationally. He will provide results of a study of one breeding population from 1969 to 2020.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  Click to book.  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Wattle Walks - free guided walks - CANCELLED Monday, 30 August 2021 - 11:00am to Sunday, 5 September 2021 - 2:00pm

The current COVID-19 lockdown will continue until at least 17 September, and therefore these walks cannot go ahead.

Each month for the rest of this year, the Volunteer Guides will be dedicating a week to special themes. As well as their regular morning walks, they will conduct additional afternoon walks during the theme week.

The theme for September is 'Wattle Walks', celebrating Wattle Week.

Daily from Monday August 30th to Sunday September 5th, at 11am-12 noon and 2pm-3pm.

Photographic Group August meeting - POSTPONED Friday, 27 August 2021 - 9:30am

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. New arrangements will be announced as soon as they are known.

9.30am – Coffee at Pollen café

10am – Presentations in the ANBG Theatrette (opposite the Visitors Centre)

Professor Justin Borevitz ‘Precision Landscape Regeneration’ - POSTPONED Thursday, 26 August 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

This talk has been postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. New arrangements will be announced as soon as they are known.

Justin, Professor in the ANU Research School of Biology Center of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, will introduce the components of precision landscape regeneration and the outsized role Australia can have in the world. Landscape Genomics methods in Eucalyptus foundation species re-build agro-ecosystems and boosting soil carbon with microbes and management. Integrating and scaling these land-based solutions can build planetary health and resilience.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  Click to book!  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

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