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Colour in Winter Guided Walk Monday, 17 August 2020 - 11:00am to Sunday, 23 August 2020 - 12:00pm

From 17th to the 23rd August brighten your winter day with a walk in the Gardens with a Volunteer guide. Discover the spectacular colours of leaves, bark, flowers and seeds in the Gardens on our new Colour in Winter walk.

Walks will start under the clock near the rainforest bridge. At this stage walk numbers will be limited to 2 family groups with a maximum of 10 people due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

 

Living with Armillaria: a botanic gardens perspective Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Living with Armillaria: a botanic gardens perspective. Speaker: Philip Hurle, Horticultural Manager, Australian National Botanic Gardens. A webinar in the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Webinar Series.  Registrations to attend the webinars on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/103293967036.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 1 August 2020 Saturday, 1 August 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall focus on the small remaining area of woodland in the south west corner of the Black Mountain Nature Reserve. 

Meet: Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side.
Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners

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 cater and to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).
Black Mountain Summit Walk - afternoon - FULLY BOOKED Saturday, 25 July 2020 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

This walk is now fully booked, and has a large waiting list.

This year is not only the 50th Anniversary of Black Mountain being declared a conservation reserve, but also the 20th Anniversary of the official opening of the Summit Walk, and the 50th Anniversary of the ANBG being officially opened to the public.

In the afternoon, join local plant ecologist Michael Doherty for a walk up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit. We will be talking about trees, shrubs and fire, and see some winter flowering plants.

Black Mountain Summit Walk - morning - FULLY BOOKED Saturday, 25 July 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

This walk is now fully booked, and has a large waiting list.

This year is not only the 50th Anniversary of Black Mountain being declared a conservation reserve, but also the 20th Anniversary of the official opening of the Summit Walk, and the 50th Anniversary of the ANBG being officially opened to the public.

In the morning, join local plant ecologist Michael Doherty for a walk up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit. We will be talking about trees, shrubs and fire, and see some winter flowering plants.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 4 July 2020 Saturday, 4 July 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Meet: Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side.

Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners.

Bring:  Everyone is welcome. On this occasion, please, bring your own morning coffee or tea and snacks.  We do have some tools, but please feel free to bring your own tools if you have them, e.g. secateurs, small digging tool, lopper, and/or pruning saw.  

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).

ANBG Weeding Work Party Saturday, 6 June 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

We shall focus on the small remaining area of woodland in the south west corner of the Black Mountain Nature Reserve.

Meet: Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side.  Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or  phone 0437 298 711.  Having your contact number helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).  (Please bring your own morning tea and tools.  See full article for details.)

Dr Haylee Weaver ‘Parasites of Australian Animals: Unseen Biodiversity’ Thursday, 7 May 2020 - 12:30pm

Haylee, from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, will talk on the fascinating biodiversity of parasites inhabiting some of Australia’s iconic (and lesser known) animals. The parasites of Australia are a vastly overlooked component of ecosystems, and our understanding of how they contribute to ecosystem function is still being investigated.

30 April, 12.30 pm David Taylor and Kevin Collins ‘The New Banksia Garden at the ANBG’ - POSTPONED Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 12:30pm

POSTPONED - further information to follow

David Taylor, Curator of Living Collections, ANBG, and Kevin Collins, Banksia specialist from Western Australia, will talk about the new Banksia Garden at the ANBG.  They will take you through some of the challenges, thinking, planning and collaboration that has gone into bringing this garden to reality and why all the efforts are worthwhile.

Banksia Festival - POSTPONED Friday, 24 April 2020 - 9:30am to Saturday, 30 May 2020 - 4:30pm

2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the ANBG and the 30th Anniversary of the Friends. 24th April to 3rd May was to be a week-long celebration of all things Banksia, including the Banksia Garden Grand Opening. Unfortunately the coronavirus preventive measures mean that the Banksia Festival and the opening of the Banksia Garden have been postponed to Spring. A new date will be announced in due course.

Watch the Friends website for details of all the events planned for this special week...

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