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Cook and the Pacific – The Australian Plants – Summer Walk Sunday, 20 January 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

The exhibition, Cook and the Pacific, and the immersive sound and light experience, Beauty Rich and Rare, at the National Library, may have aroused your interest in the plants collected by Banks and Solander in Australia on Cook’s 1770 voyage. Join a Volunteer Guide on this special one-hour walk visiting some of these plants, which were illustrated by Sidney Parkinson and subsequently published in Banks’ Florilegium. Discover their Aboriginal uses ranging from medicinal to clothing, food to weaponry.

Please note that this walk is also open to the general public. Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential

Cook and the Pacific – The Australian Plants – Summer Walk Monday, 14 January 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

The exhibition, Cook and the Pacific, and the immersive sound and light experience, Beauty Rich and Rare, at the National Library, may have aroused your interest in the plants collected by Banks and Solander in Australia on Cook’s 1770 voyage. Join a Volunteer Guide on this special one-hour walk visiting some of these plants, which were illustrated by Sidney Parkinson and subsequently published in Banks’ Florilegium. Discover their Aboriginal uses ranging from medicinal to clothing, food to weaponry.

Please note that this walk is also open to the general public. Numbers are limited. Bookings essential.

Butterflies in the ANBG – Summer Walk Sunday, 13 January 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Do you know an Imperial Blue from a Macleay’s Swallowtail? Or an Eastern Flat from a Common Brown? This is a wonderful opportunity to join local expert, Suzi Bond, in observing these elusive creatures in the ANBG.

Please note that this walk is open to Friends of the ANBG only. Numbers are limited. Bookings essential.

Weeding Work Party Saturday, 5 January 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am

We shall focus on removing non-local Sweet Pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum) (perhaps not really so sweet as a weed!) and Yellow Pittosporum (P. revolutum) and other naturalised woody species in the peripheral areas of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG). 

Meet: the ANBG Southern car park. After going in the main gate, turn sharp left, follow road around the perimeter up to the top level of that carpark. Look for banner or balloons near the pay-parking machine. 

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and a small digger, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.

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

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 3 December 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Place: Theatrette, ANBG

Topic: Monitoring the condition of ecosystems across the Commonwealth national parks

Speaker: Dr Nick MacGregor, Scientist, Parks Australia.

Bush Blitz is coming to the Australian National Botanic Gardens Sunday, 2 December 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join Bush Blitz scientists on their search for species, learn how to identify the amazing plants and animals that call the Australian Capital Territory home…and SO MUCH MORE!

Visit bushblitz.org.au for details.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - November meeting Friday, 30 November 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Our guest speaker will be Con Boekel – bird photography.

Con's lifelong interest in birds has progressed through egg collecting on his parents' farm, bird watching, writing articles, contributing to collective databases and surveys, and culminated with bird photography. He has contributed images to BirdLife Australia, the Internet Bird Collection, and the Oriental Bird Club photographic database.

The speaker will be followed by a ‘Show and Tell’ by members.

The Photographic Group meet on the last Friday of the month at 10.30am in the Gardens Theatrette.

Dr Pep Canadell ‘Climate change: tales of the future today' Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 12:30pm

Australia has seen unprecedented impacts of climate change over recent years associated with climate extreme events superimposed on an always increasing warming trend.  Pep, from CSIRO, will discuss some of the impacts, what makes them unprecedented, their future evolution and current and emerging opportunities for mitigating climate change.

 

 

Dr Francisco Encinas-Viso ‘Plant-pollinator networks in Kosciuszko National Park’ Thursday, 22 November 2018 - 12:30pm

Following his first Thursday Talk on the extraordinary natural history of his homeland, Venezuela, Francisco returns to the ANBG to speak on his current research which is using historic natural history specimens and field data to unravel the past structure of pollen transport networks in Kosciuszko National Park.  After matching the historic field data and plant specimens in the Australian National Herbarium, Francisco visits the areas where these specimens originated to find out how plant-pollinator communities have changed in the last decades.

Friends Photographic Group exhibition - 'perspectives' Thursday, 22 November 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 9 December 2018 (All day)

The Photographic Group's annual exhibition will be on show in the Visitors Information Centre exhibition space from Thursday 22 November. The Centre is open between 9.30 am to 4.30 pm every day.

The exhibition displays over 50 framed works plus unframed prints and many beautiful cards, all produced from photographs taken of the flora and fauna of the Gardens and the wider surrounds. Most items are for sale and make great Christmas presents for that someone special.

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