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Dr Linda Broome ‘Relationships between the endangered Mountain Pigmy-possum, snow, moths and changing climate’ Thursday, 12 July 2018 - 12:30pm

Linda has been monitoring populations and undertaking research on the Mountain Pigmy-possum for over 30 years and will discuss interactions between the possums, snow, moths and projected impacts of climate change on this iconic alpine species.

Black Mountain weeding working party Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall focus on removing non-local Billardiera heterophylla (Bluebell Creeper), Acacia baileyana and naturalised woody species in the peripheral southern and western bushland areas of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG).  We anticipate that a lot will be seedlings since the last weeding work party.

Meet: 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 balloons near the pay-parking machine.

Brett McNamara ‘The art of community engagement in our parks’ Thursday, 5 July 2018 - 12:30pm

Join Brett, Manager of Namadgi National Park, in looking at more than ten years of artists and craft practitioners immersing themselves in the heart of the Park, drawing inspiration from their surroundings.  The talk will focus on their professional and personal journeys.

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk Monday, 2 July 2018 - 10:30am

How do we ensure accuracy of information and identification from camera based records?

Speaker:  Dr Michael Mulvaney, Research Scientist, Conservation Research Unit, Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - June meeting Friday, 29 June 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Astrophotography

Joe Cali will share his passion for astrophotography, including many different eclipse events.

Joe, a long-term employee of the Research School of Earth Sciences at the ANU, follows a private passion for astrophotography including chasing and photographing eclipses at home and around the world. See www.joe-cali.com/

Honorary Professor Penny Olsen ‘Indigenous Australians early contributions to zoology’ Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 12:30pm

It is well known that indigenous Australians often acted as guides to European expeditions.  Much less recognized is that they also played a vital role in the scientific discovery and description of the continent’s unusual flora and fauna and understanding of its biology and ecology.

Max Bourke ‘Kipos or paradeisos?’ Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:30pm

Max will illustrate how dry gardens of Greek Islands have given us a legacy of valuable foods but also some invasive species

Walk in the Rainforest with Toby Golson Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 10:00am

Join horticulturist Toby Golson on a walk in the Rainforest to see and hear about the new plantings from material collected on his field trip in 2014. That trip, and one in November 2017, were supported by the Friends and Toby is keen to share the results. Numbers are limited, bookings are essential. Bookings may be made, from early April, on the Eventarc website.

This is a repeat of the walk on 7 June.

Talk: Threatened and Nocturnal Birds of Black Mountain Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Speaker: Geoff Dabb

Venue: Theatrette, ground floor, Telstra Tower

Join us to hear local bird expert Geoff Dabb’s  fascinating insights about the nocturnal and threatened bird species that live on Black Mountain area, which is home to a variety of bird species, including the threatened Little Eagle that nested there recently.

Cost: Gold coin donation.

Booking: Please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com to help with the catering. 

Dr Ceridwen (Crid) Fraser ‘Dispersal and disturbance shape global patterns of biodiversity’ Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:30pm

Crid will give an overview of how dispersal and disturbance interact to structure spatial patterns of biodiversity and will focus on research on diverse Southern Hemisphere systems including shallow water marine communities in the sub-Antarctic.

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