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ANBG Friends Plant Science Group - Technical Talk Monday, 6 November 2017 - 10:30am

Life, the Universe and Pittosporaceae

Our speaker will be Dr Lindy Cayzer, Associate Scientist with the Queensland Herbarium and a visiting scientist at the Australian National Herbarium.

Bushland Nature Trail - Saturday walk Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Join us in an early celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of the Bushland Nature Trail. The trail is in the Bushland Precinct of the Gardens and is part of the local Black Mountain environment. Black Mountain is the most diverse nature reserve in Canberra with more than 650 species of plants.

Stroll along this trail in the company of a guide and discover the plants flowering at this time of year and, at the same time, enjoy the spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin. Our walk will end at the Lookout and then return back along the trail to the Visitor Centre. See full details...

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

We shall be walking on the slopes of Black Mountain removing woody weeds in south/west area of Black Mountain Reserve. 

Meet: at the Caswell Drive car park on the mountain side of Caswell Drive. Drive FROM Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, etc. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left, and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Drive carefully into the carpark.    Look for balloons.

Dr Ted Edwards ‘The night shift: moths of the ACT’ Thursday, 2 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Ted, a Lepidopterist, CSIRO Fellow and author, will reveal what is known – and just as importantly, what is not known – about some of the moths in the ACT; a home rich in moth fauna.

Annual General Meeting 2017 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 5:30pm

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the ANBG will be held on 31 October, 2017 at 5.30 pm in the Theatrette at the Gardens.

Light refreshments will be served from 5 pm in the Dickson Room.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - Monthly meeting and AGM Friday, 27 October 2017 - 10:30am

The Photographic Group AGM will be held with the election of a new Committee.

This will be followed by a workshop on Macro Photography to be facilitated by the current Photographic Group Convenor, David Cox, and Committee Member Bill Hall. The workshop is a follow-up on their presentation earlier in the year. 

Location: Crosby Morrison Room [NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE]

Mary Lovett ‘The Wonders of the Pilbara’ Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Mary, a volunteer guide at the Gardens, will talk on the significant biodiversity in the Pilbara of W.A.

Mary is an active member of Friends of ANBG and has been a seed collector, and a volunteer guide for several years.

Mary’s recent trip to the Pilbara area of W.A., highlighted its landscape within the context of its geological history and its significant floral biodiversity.

Lessons on Trees - Drawing at the Australian National Botanic Gardens Saturday, 21 October 2017 (All day) to Sunday, 22 October 2017 (All day)

Genevieve Swifte's landscape drawing class Lessons on Trees – Drawing at the Australian National Botanic Gardens still has places available for this Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd of October.

This intensive weekend workshop will respond to the rich diversity of native flora on display. The workshop will begin on Saturday morning with an introduction to landscape art, materials and techniques, before heading for the trees with paper

A 10% discount applies for Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Associate Professor Christopher Fulton & Ms Mae Noble ‘Murray crayfish as icons of healthy streams’ Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chris and Mae, aquatic ecologists at ANU, will explain why this iconic species can be an effective indicator of riverine health, and be a flagship for community efforts to conserve freshwater streams in south-east Australia.

Wake Up With the Birds Sunday, 15 October 2017 - 7:45am to 9:15am

During Floriade we offer an early morning walk at weekends. Join us for a 1½ hour guided walk to see many of the Gardens' amazing birds. This year we are not including breakfast but you are welcome to purchase a coffee or breakfast following the bird walk in Pollen – the Gardens Café.