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Dr Richard Groves ‘The Genus Acacia at home and abroad’ Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 12:30pm

On this week’s anniversary of the 108th Wattle Day, Richard, formerly from CSIRO Plant Industry, will briefly summarise the biological significance of the genus Acacia in Australia – it is the most species-rich of any Australian genus.

ANBG Friends Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 3 September 2018 - 10:30am

Monday 3rd September, 2018 at 10.30 am in the ANBG Theatrette

Topic: Vegwatch - a quantitative vegetation monitoring program for citizen scientists.

Speaker: Sarah Sharp; consultant ecologist with many years' experience working as a botanist/ecologist for the ACT Government from the early 1990s.

September Weeding Working Party Saturday, 1 September 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

When: Saturday 1 September 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.

The next weeding work party is a special one to remove Hawthorn weeds from the area near Pryor’s notable Snow Gums at the Glenloch Interchange, a core conservation area site in the midst of high volume traffic.  This small area of Snow Gum Woodland includes an ancient tree that is listed as a notable tree in Trees and Shrubs of Canberra by Lindsay Pryor and JCC Banks.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group – August meeting - talk Friday, 31 August 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Canberra Nature Map

Aaron Clausen – Founder of Canberra Nature Map and program creator of ‘NatureMapr’ an App that is photographically recording a large database of the flora and fauna of the ACT and surrounds; and
Dr Michael Mulvaney, Research Scientist, Conservation Research Unit, Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group – August meeting - walk Friday, 31 August 2018 - 7:30am to 9:30am

Early Morning Walk in the Gardens

Followed by breakfast at Pollen Café and 10:30 members meeting.

Julie Ryder ‘Nature as muse: the interaction between art and botany’ Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 12:30pm

Julie, a Canberra textile designer and artist, will talk on the profound influences botany has had on her work.  She uses natural dyeing, mordant printing, screen-printing and embroidery as a language on cloth to tell narratives about place and people

Black Mountain Symposium 2018 Friday, 24 August 2018 (All day) to Saturday, 25 August 2018 (All day)

Black Mountain was declared a nature reserve on 23 July 1970. In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of this declaration, the Friends of Black Mountain in association with the Molonglo Catchment Group is holding a Symposium at which invited speakers will give presentations summarising what we know about the area.

The Symposium is now fully booked. All 150 seats at the CSIRO Discovery Centre Theatre will be occupied.

Themed talks will be on Friday 24 August, followed by drinks and nibbles. Themed walks will be held on Black Mountain on the morning of Saturday 25 August 2018.

Doug Laing ‘The Apothecary’s garden – a gem in London’s heart’ Thursday, 23 August 2018 - 12:30pm

Doug, chair of the Thursday Talks Committee, will trace the history of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London – this tiny garden that has left an indelible mark on modern pharmacology and medicine.

Time Travel - walks Monday, 13 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm, Saturday, 18 August 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Unpack your imagination during this free walk, and step back 3,000 million years in time to look at the origin of all plants. Meandering along through the Gardens, the major events in the evolution of plants will be explored with living plants illustrating each step. Using a timescale of one year, we will time travel forward to today, watching the development of plants from their humble beginnings to the present amazing diversity of Australian flora. Join us in an incredible journey through time. Bookings essential.

Professor Emeritus Patrick de Deckker ‘Dust, dust everywhere! Implications for your health, that of the environment and climate change’ Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:30pm

Patrick is from the ANU, and will talk about ubiquitous airborne dust.  Where does it come from and where does it go, and have dust concentrations changed through time?  The talk will try to answer these questions by taking you on a fascinating dust collecting trip to many parts of Australia.