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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.

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.

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.

Getting To Know Eucalypts - walk Sunday, 12 August 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Explore Australia’s iconic tree species on this free one-hour walk with Volunteer Guide John Turnbull. Stroll through the ANBG admiring the eucalypts; learn to identify the three genera in this Myrtaceae  family; discover the stories behind their naming as well as more about their leaves, flowers, fruits and growth habits. Bookings essential.

Dr Don Fletcher ‘Goannas in the ACT’ Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 12:30pm

Since retiring from various roles as a land manager with the ACT Government, Don has investigated the ACT’s two goanna species.  This talk will reveal what a research team funded and run by local volunteers, with in-kind support from the ACT Government, has been attempting to learn about the goannas of Namadgi National Park

Friends Plant Science Group, Technical Talk Monday, 6 August 2018 - 10:30am

Place: Theatrette, ANBG

Topic: An overview of the 'family LOBELIACEAE' in Australia

Speaker: Dave Albrecht, botanist, Australian National Herbarium

Talk summary:   What was once known as the family Lobeliaceae is now
considered a subfamily, Lobelioideae, within the family CAMPANULACEAE
according to the latest classification.

Dave will talk about the taxonomy, ecology and distribution of the
Australian species of this interesting and attractive group of plants.

 
 
Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 4 August 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This month we shall focus on removing non-local Billardiera heterophylla (Bluebell Creeper), Acacia baileyana and naturalised woody species in the peripheral western bushland areas of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG).  

Meet: the ANBG Southern car park. After going in the main gate, turn sharp left, follow road around the perimeter up to the top level of that carpark. Look for banner near the pay-parking machine. 

Dr Nerilie Abram ‘Australia’s changing climate from the perspective of the past millennium’ Thursday, 2 August 2018 - 12:30pm

Nerilie will discuss ways in which evidence can be unlocked from natural archives, such as corals and ice cores, to understand how different climate factors that impact Australian rainfall have evolved and interacted over the past millennium.

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