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Bushland Nature Walk Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The Bushland Nature Walk meanders through the Bushland Precinct of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and is part of the local Black Mountain environment. The walk takes you through open forest and features expansive views to Canberra City and Parliament House. Many of the plants are labelled and you will find interpretive signs about the biodiversity, fire ecology and soil of the area. The walk culminates at a viewing platform offering spectacular views across Lake Burley Griffin. Return is via the same path.

ANBG Friends Photographic Group - Exhibition Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 9:30am to Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 4:30pm

The ANBG Friends Photographic Group's annual exhibition will be held from 20th  November 2019 to 8th December 2019. Framed images, unframed prints, cards etc are available for sale. Check the raffle prizes for your chance to win.

Leah Dann ‘When Aliens Invade: The Impact of Invasive Species on Norfolk Island’s Native Vegetation’ Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 12:30pm

Leah, a PhD Student at the University of Queensland will discuss Norfolk Island’s vegetation and some major threats to native plant establishment, particularly the impact of invasive species such as rats and feral chickens.  Strategies to mitigate key threats and secure native vegetation communities are vital.

Growing Friends 2019 Spring Plant Sale Saturday, 9 November 2019 - 8:30am to 11:00am

The Growing Friends Spring Sale will be held on Saturday, 9th November 2019.

Dr Marita Bradshaw ‘History of Australia in Seven Rocks’ Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 12:30pm

Marita, a leading petroleum geologist, will identify seven rocks that have had a wide-ranging and profound influence on Australian society, historical events and biology.  These include: the mineralization of Mount Isa; the Cretaceous shales of the former inland sea which gave us the Great Artesian Basin; and the Cenozoic limestones of the south coast.

Plant Science Group Technical Talk Monday, 4 November 2019 - 10:30am

Acacia taxonomy and applications

This talk will discuss interesting facts and figures about the genus and related taxa, including recent taxonomic debates, and developments in the Flora of Australia on-line version and the electronic plant identification tool WATTLE.

Speaker: Dr Phillip Kodela, Flora botanist and scientific editor, Australian Biological Resources Study, Parks Australia Division, Department of the Environment and Energy.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

We are focussing 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.

Bring:  Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water. Everyone is welcome.

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

We shall break for morning tea at about 10:30 am.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711 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).

If you need further information, please contact Linda Beveridge by email or phone 0437 298 711.

Steven Petkovski and Natalie Schroeder ‘Palaeobotany in the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection’ Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 12:30pm

Steve and Natalie, both from Geoscience Australia, will talk about the Commonwealth Palaeontological Collection at Geoscience Australia which contains over 45,000 published fossil specimens. The talk will provide: an overview of the collection; an introduction to palaeobotany and its importance; and information on the collection of Mary White.

Bushland Nature Walk Thursday, 31 October 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

The Bushland Nature Walk meanders through the Bushland Precinct of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and is part of the local Black Mountain environment. The walk takes you through open forest and features expansive views to Canberra City and Parliament House. Many of the plants are labelled and you will find interpretive signs about the biodiversity, fire ecology and soil of the area. The walk culminates at a viewing platform offering spectacular views across Lake Burley Griffin. Return is via the same path.

Photography Group Annual General Meeting Friday, 25 October 2019 - 10:30am

In the ANBG Theatrette (opposite the Visitors Centre).

Annual General Meeting of the Photography Group:  a new committee will be elected to steer the Group through the coming 12 months.

Following the business of the AGM, Brian Moir, a member of the Photographic Group, will talk on Post-processing – an overview.

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