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Honorary Professor George Wilson ‘Can vulnerable animals find new homes on private land?’ Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 12:30pm

George, from the ANU will reflect on the many and complex issues that need to be considered in addressing the protection of vulnerable animals.

 

 

Bushland Nature Trail - walks Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am, Thursday, 18 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join us on a free walk to discover the variety of plants on the Bushland Nature Trail. The trail is in the Bushland Precinct of the Gardens and is part of the local Black Mountain environment. Accompanied by a Volunteer Guide, discover the plants flowering at this time of year and enjoy spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin. Our walk will end at the Lookout and return along the trail to the Visitor Centre. Bookings essential.

Australian Plants in Art: From Postcards to Politics - walks Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

How have artists responded to Australian native plants over the last 200 years? Come for a free stroll with our Volunteer Guides to discover and discuss what have been the inspirations behind the artwork and the messages conveyed. Bookings essential.

Wake Up with the Birds Sunday, 14 October 2018 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. If you wish, after the guided walk stay on at the cafe, Pollen, for a drink and/or breakfast (Please book and pay for separately).

Black Mountain Spring Wildflower Ramble Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Celebrate the spring flowering on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons on easy bush tracks with experienced guides and good company. All springs are not the same. The pattern remains but timing and abundance vary with the weather.

Wake Up with the Birds Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 7:45am to 3:00pm

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. If you wish, after the guided walk stay on at the cafe, Pollen, for a drink and/or breakfast (Please book and pay for separately).

Genevieve Jacobs ‘Great Scottish Gardens’ Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 12:30pm

Genevieve will talk about design and display in Scottish gardens she has seen.

Australian Plants in Art: From Postcards to Politics - walks Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

How have artists responded to Australian native plants over the last 200 years? Come for a free stroll with our Volunteer Guides to discover and discuss what have been the inspirations behind the artwork and the messages conveyed. Bookings essential.

Orchid Walks for ANBG Friends only Sunday, 7 October 2018 - 10:00am

Date: Sunday 7 October, 10am & repeated 1:30pm

Meet: at the Car park on the mountain side of Caswell Drive (head south towards Glenloch Interchange).

Join Tony Wood and Jean Egan to discover some spring flowering native terrestrial orchids and learn something more of this fascinating group of plants. There is some off-track walking so wear sturdy shoes. Bring your hand lens.

Wake Up with the Birds Sunday, 7 October 2018 - 7:45am to 9:15am

The Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens present Wake Up With the Birds.

This is a wonderful opportunity to observe some of Canberra's amazing birdlife in the beautiful surrounds of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Stroll through the Gardens early on a spring morning when the birds are nesting and are at their most active. Each small group is led by a knowledgeable guide. If you wish, after the guided walk stay on at the cafe, Pollen, for a drink and/or breakfast (Please book and pay for separately).

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