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Summer Sounds 15th March - Tribute Weekend - new date Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The program for Saturday 14th March and Sunday 15th March features a celebration of music icons Fleetwood Mac and Aussie rock and pop legends

Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by Sweet Little Lies with the National Capital Bootscooters.

Entry charges apply : $5 adults, $3 child and concession, 3 years and under free. Pay on arrival, or for online bookings see the ANBG website (a booking fee applies).

Grow this in Canberra for Autumn Sunday, 15 March 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Record breaking temperatures, months of thick smoke and finally a devastating hailstorm.  Join two Growing Friends on this autumn walk to see the plants that have survived this horror summer and which will flourish in  your Canberra garden. You will be well-informed when you join the queues at the plant sales at the ANBG in March - the Growing Friends plant sale on 28th March and the ANPS plant sale on 21st March. 

FREE - but booking is essential https://register.eventarc.net/e/43829

Summer Sounds 14th January - Tribute Weekend - new date Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The program for Saturday 14th March and Sunday 15th March features a celebration of music icons Fleetwood Mac and Aussie rock and pop legends.

Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by The Drinking Lizards with Kokoloco

Entry charges apply: $5 adults, $3 child and concession, 3 years and under free. Pay on arrival, or for online bookings see the ANBG website (a booking fee applies).

Dr Rosemary Purdie ‘Simpson Desert Revisited – More Than Plants!' Thursday, 12 March 2020 - 12:30pm

In July 2019 Rosemary, a plant ecologist, spent two weeks botanising on a camel-supported walk in Munga-Thirri National Park in the eastern Simpson Desert.  She will talk about the landforms and associated plants and animals seen during the dry conditions, cultural artefacts in the area traversed, and what happens when you “just add water”.

Summer Sounds 8th March - Party Weekend - new date Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The program for Saturday 7th March and Sunday 8th March features Top 40 hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today .

Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by Sistas in Song with Jumptown Swing.

Entry charges apply: $5 adults, $3 child and concession, 3 years and under free. Pay on arrival, or for online bookings see the ANBG website (a booking fee applies).

Summer Sounds 7th March - Party Weekend - new date Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The program for Saturday 7th March and Sunday 8th March features Top 40 hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.

Tonight’s entertainment will be provided by Purc Randall & Soultry Se-Lah with Canberra Swing Katz.

Entry charges apply: $5 adults, $3 child and concession, 3 years and under free. Pay on arrival, or for online bookings see the ANBG website (a booking fee applies).

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party 7 March 2020 Saturday, 7 March 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

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, 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 6296 1936 as this helps with the catering.  Also, having your contact number helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Dr Peter Schalk ‘Biodiversity Science in the Future. Creating Order in the Acronym Soup of Organisations’ Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 12:30pm

Peter is Deputy Director, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, The Netherlands and the Executive Secretary of Species 2000.  He will discuss the Catalogue of Life, the world's most comprehensive and authoritative index of known animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms, created in 2001 as a partnership between the global Species 2000 and the American Integrated Taxonomic Information System.  This global index of species names and synonyms, now counting 1.9 million valid species, will further science and promote sensible measures in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Seeds in the Bank Thursday, 5 March 2020 - 9:30am to Sunday, 12 April 2020 - 4:30pm

This exhibition in the Visitor Centre provides a glimpse into the collection of the National Seed Bank and the seeds collected to support the conservation of our native flora.

The exhibition is ongoing; new sales arrangements will be made for visitors interested in purchasing prints and other items.

 

ANBG Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 2 March 2020 - 10:30am

Place: Theatrette, ANBG

Speaker: Bronwyn Clarke from the Australian Tree Seed Centre

Summary: Bronwyn will be talking about their involvement in the south-west Pacific, with emphasis on Sandalwood.

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