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Bonsai Exhibition of Australian Native Plants Friday, 28 February 2020 - 9:30am to Sunday, 1 March 2020 - 4:30pm

See a diverse selection of bonsai Australian plants in the Crosbie Morrison Building

David Newby and Graham Fletcher ‘The Australian School of Gardening – What is it, and why do we need it? Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 12:30pm

David, a former lawyer and business man, and Graham, a former academic, will discuss the aims of The Australian School of Gardening, including career paths through continuing education and opportunities for professional gardeners – and inspiration and education for non-professional gardeners through a range of events.

Bees, Butterflies, Birds: Maximising Biodiversity by Supporting Pollinators Saturday, 22 February 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Fires and drought across Australia have affected many native forests that are vital for the health and well-being of native bees, European Honey bees and pollinators of many species. They are crucial for biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. It is now even more important for us to plant for and maintain our urban gardens and parklands to protect our bees, butterflies, birds and local wildlife.

Friends Photo Group meeting: Filters in Photography Friday, 21 February 2020 - 10:30am

Presenter: Jim Gould

Date: Friday 21st February

Location: Theatrette opposite the ANBG Visitor Centre.

Time: 10.30AM

Filters are useful. Or useless.  It just depend upon what you’re using them for.

Dr Jason Sharples ‘Understanding Extreme Bushfire Development’ Thursday, 20 February 2020 - 12:30pm

Jason, from the University of New South Wales, will highlight the role that dynamic fire propagation plays in driving ‘deep flaming’ events, which appear to be critical in triggering the ‘violent pyroconvection’ characteristic of extreme bushfires, as well as recent work aimed at predicting extreme bushfire occurrences.

Dr Todd McLay ‘Phylogenomics and Taxonomy of Native Hibiscus’ Thursday, 13 February 2020 - 12:30pm

Todd, from CSIRO, will talk about his work on Hibisceae species which occur in Australia, and are common in rainforests, monsoon tropics, and the arid zone.  Many of the taxa associated with the drier parts of Australia have not had a taxonomic treatment since their original description in the mid-1800’s.  Todd’s research shows the power of collections-based research to combine new molecular methods with traditional taxonomy for species discovery and broad-ranging insights on the evolution of the Australian flora.

Professor Peter Kanowski ‘Forests Near and Far: Issues in a Warming World’ Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 12:30pm

Peter, Professor of Forestry, ANU, will talk about the world’s forests which are under pressure from deforestation and degradation and increasingly from climate change.  Australian forests, and those locally that make Canberra liveable, are also threatened.  Peter will review the situation, and our options and priorities in responding to these challenges.

ANBG Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 3 February 2020 - 10:30am

Place: Theatrette, ANBG

Title: Linking Indigenous botanical knowledge and western plant species concept

Speaker: Linda Broadhurst, Director CANBR

ANBG Weeding Work Party CANCELLED Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

This event has been cancelled to due to unfavourable weather conditions.

Promiscuous Provenance Friday, 17 January 2020 - 9:30am to Sunday, 1 March 2020 - 4:30pm

An exhibition by artist Anna Glynn exploring a new world of flora and
fauna while re-interpreting images of Australian colonial painters.