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Dr Anna Howe 'Planting Democracy: Plantings, Places and People in the Parliamentary Triangle'. Thursday, 13 May 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Anne, with a keen interest in urban geography, will ask how will the landscape of the Parliamentary Triangle, that expresses our democracy and changing national identity, evolve when facing increasing and diverse demands.

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

Dr Chris Cargill ‘The 3 R’s: Riccia, Riella and Research’ Thursday, 6 May 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris, curator of the cryptogam collections at the Australian National Herbarium, will talk about her latest research on the fascinating and beautiful thalloid liverwort Riccia, and her collaborative projects with colleagues from Victoria to Valencia.

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

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 1 May 2021 Saturday, 1 May 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet:  Frith Road extension, Acton, behind CSIRO and ANBG.  Park your car near the electricity substation.  Look for banners

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

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 complies with COVID-19 requirements, helps us to cater, and to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).
ANBG Photographic Group Excursion Friday, 30 April 2021 - 8:30am

The photography group is replacing its normal meeting with an excursion to the Bendora Arboretum. This will be led by Graham Gall, one of the Photographic Group members, and will include tuition on photographing fungi and other beautiful aspects of the arboretum. Details will be sent via email to members.

Note: The date has been changed back from 7 May to the original date of 30 April.

David Taylor ‘Banksia Garden’ Thursday, 29 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

David will talk about some of the challenges, thinking, planning and collaboration that has gone into bringing this garden to reality, and why all the effort is worth it.

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

David Coutts, Jason Cummings & Jessica Stewart ‘Ginninderry Conservation Park’ Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The talk will cover the background to the Park and the plans that are currently being put into place by the Trust to preserve and restore the natural environment and cultural values as far as possible in the context of major nearby urban development.

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

Professor Adrienne Nicotra and Dr Veronica Briceno Rodriguez ‘‘Living on the Edge: How do Plants of Threatened Ecological Communities Cope with Extreme Temperature?’ Thursday, 15 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Adrienne and Veronica, from the Research School of Biology, ANU, will talk on a research partnership between the ANU, ANBG and Friends, the University of Technology Sydney, the Sydney Botanical Gardens, and Save the Species Program, which seeks to provide critical data on the physiological tolerances of Australian native species from alpine, desert and threatened ecological communities.

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

Growing Friends April Plant Sale Tuesday, 13 April 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Growing Friends is having a COVID-safe plant sale on the morning of Tuesday 13 April. It will be held in the Growing Friends shadehouse, near the Banksia Centre carpark at the ANBG. This will be a timed entry sale. If you want to attend the sale then you MUST pre-register. Approximately 4 days before the sale you will be given a 10 minute window during which you can attend the sale and choose your plants. Time slots will be allocated in the order in which registrations are received. 

Dr Francisco Sanchez-Bayo ‘The decline of the entomofauna and its drivers’ Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Francisco, from the University of Sydney, will talk about the ecological implications of world-wide decline in the biodiversity of insects and the priority actions needed to stem them will be discussed.

Bookings are essential because of the COVID-19 guidelines related to Thursday Talks and limited seating. Bookings can be made at https://register.eventarc.net/e/45007. Bookings are open from Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free)  This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.

Botanic Art Group Exhibition - From the Desert to the Sea Saturday, 3 April 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 4:30pm

The exhibition, in the Visitors Information Centre Gallery, features a wide variety of native plants with a special focus on plants from arid regions.

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