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Weeding Work Party Saturday, 4 February 2023 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Our next weeding work party is planning to remove more weed creepers including Billardiera heterophylla and B. fusiformis (WA Bluebell, Sollya) and Passiflora cinnabarina (Red Passionflower).  Meet: at the top of the ANBG’s Southern Car-park. To reach this place, come through the main entry gates, turn left immediately, follow the road around the perimeter of the car park to the top row, and find a car park space near the parking pay machine. Look for banners.  All welcome.  Please 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 helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Matthew Higgins ‘Four women of the High Country’ Thursday, 2 February 2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Matthew’s talk will give insights to the lives of Charlotte Burston nee Lane-Poole, Elyne Mitchell, Dorothy Brown and Miles Franklin.  Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette. Booking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/CELUE

Summer Butterfly Walks - now sold out Sunday, 22 January 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm, Sunday, 22 January 2023 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Our local expert, Dr Suzi Bond, will show us and tell us about butterflies and the plants they like in the ANBG.  Meet: Visitor Centre, ANBG  Bring: Binoculars to see the butterflies more clearly if you wish. Water. Snacks if you wish.  Wear: Sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes.  Bookings only - unfortunately, all places have now been taken. This event is for Friends Members only.

Summer Butterfly Walks - now sold out Sunday, 22 January 2023 - 10:30am to 12:00pm, Sunday, 22 January 2023 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Our local expert, Dr Suzi Bond, will show us and tell us about butterflies and the plants they like in the ANBG.  Meet: Visitor Centre, ANBG  Bring: Binoculars to see the butterflies more clearly if you wish. Water. Snacks if you wish.  Wear: Sturdy walking gear, including hat and stout shoes.  Bookings only - unfortunately, all places have now been taken. This event is for Friends Members only.

Weeding Work Party Saturday, 7 January 2023 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Our next weeding work party plans to remove weed creepers including WA Bluebell Creeper (Billardiera heterophylla), and Red Passionflower (Passiflora cinnabarina), and we are keeping our fingers crossed for lovely weather. Meet: We’ll meet at the top of the ANBG’s Southern Car-park. Come through the main entry gates, turn left immediately. Look for bannersBring: Other friends if you wish, as everyone is welcome. 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 helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Weeding Work Party Saturday, 3 December 2022 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Our next weeding work party is planning to remove weed creepers including Bluebell Creeper (Billardiera heterophylla) also known as Sollya.
Meet:   We’ll meet at the top of the ANBG’s Southern Car-park. Come through the main entry gates, turn left immediately. Look for banners.
Bring:  Other friends if you wish, as everyone is welcome.  
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 helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Dr Gavin Hunter ‘Biological control of sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias) in Australia’ Thursday, 24 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Gavin, research scientist at CSIRO will talk about the journey from field surveys in France to host-range testing and field release in Australia to control sea spurge, which reduces nesting spaces for shore birds and amenity to beaches.

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWDB

Illuminate - 11th annual Photo Group exhibition Thursday, 24 November 2022 - 9:30am to Sunday, 11 December 2022 - 4:30pm

The Friends Photographic Group encourages you to come and view their 11th annual exhibition “Illuminate” being held in the Visitors Centre at the ANBG.

Framed works and unframed prints are for sale. Unique gifts of cards, calendars, photo bags and more are on display. A percentage of sales go to the Friends for use in projects in the Gardens.

The exhibition supports and raises awareness of the aims and values of the Australian National Botanic Gardens and showcases the Gardens’ wide-ranging diversity of flora and fauna through the medium of photographs. Come along and see our beautiful natural environment through the camera lens in print and on screen with revolving images of plants, birds and animals in the ANBG.

Margot Schneider ‘Fuel flammability and past fires?’ Thursday, 17 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Margot, 2020 winner of National Parks Australia ACT scholarship, will talk on the effect of past fire on fuel flammability, with particular emphasis on the leaf chemistry of Eucalyptus pilularis (Blackbutt).

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCZ

Frank Zich ‘Botanical Art and Botany, the work of Wendy and Bill Cooper’ Thursday, 10 November 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

William T. Cooper is nationally and internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most talented botanical and bird artists; his work is exquisite and scientifically accurate. Wendy Cooper is a renowned botanist and taxonomist. Together they have produced works of great artistic beauty and scientific merit and I will discuss aspects and examples of their work.

Bookings can be made from the Friday before the talk until Wednesday night or until seating limits are reached. (Tickets are Free but a gold coins donation on entry is appreciated.) This talk will be held in the ANBG Theatrette.  Booking Link https://www.trybooking.com/CAWCY

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