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Spring walks

Friends of the ANBG are delighted to present a number of walks this spring.

Last year the Volunteer Guides prepared specialised walks for the Australasian Botanic Gardens Volunteer Guides Conference held at the ANBG. You are invited to join a Guide on one of these walks.

Please note there are a limited number of places available for each walks, so bookings are essential.

Cover of Friends Library Connect June 2018

Library Connect June 2018

The June Library Connect includes a report on the very successful Library and Information Week last month. It also has reviews of some of the new books in the library, including 'Botanical Illustration : the essential reference' which members of the Botanical Art Groups will find particularly interesting. Sarah Martin's 'Bush Heritage Australia' will appeal to those of us who are interested in the preservation of Australia's wild places.

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Black Mountain Symposium 2018

Black Mountain was declared a nature reserve on 23 July 1970. In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of this declaration, the Friends of Black Mountain in association with the Molonglo Catchment Group is holding a Symposium at which invited speakers will give presentations summarising what we know about the area.

The Symposium is now fully booked. All 150 seats at the CSIRO Discovery Centre Theatre will be occupied.

Themed talks will be on Friday 24 August, followed by drinks and nibbles. Themed walks will be held on Black Mountain on the morning of Saturday 25 August 2018.

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12th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference (APCC12)

“Moving house – a new age for plant translocation and restoration”

12 to 16 November 2018, Canberra

The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) at CSIRO, and the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) will host a week of exciting presentations, local field trips and a 1-day threatened plant translocation workshop. The biennial Australasian Plant Conservation Conference has become the premier event in Australia to discuss plant conservation issues with a variety of groups, from practitioners to researchers.

Call for Abstracts opens 2 May 2018, and Early Bird registrations open 21 May 2018.

Cover of Library Connect newsletter, May 2018

Library Connect, May 2018

The May 2018 edition of Library Connect (PDF, 873KB) features Library & Information Week, 21 - 27 May 2018, as well as new books and other topics.

Access to Visitor Centre and Theatrette during re-paving work

Access to the Visitor Centre and Theatrette will be affected from Tuesday 8 May for several days by re-paving works between their entrances.

Re-paving will now be done Tuesday 8 and Wed 9 May, with no access on those days through the automatic doors to either building. Visitors to the Visitor Centre will use the the door to the north into the exhibition space. From Thursday 10 May there will be pedestrian access to both buildings, including access to the Theatrette for the Thursday talk at 12:30pm. There will be no access for vehicles until further notice.

Road closures from 4th May 2018 until further notice

Due to the high winds and two trees falling, both the path between sections 159/64 and the top of the road between the rainforest gully and the rainforest verge will remain closed till cleared.

Barricades and signage are in place. Please avoid the area and note there is no vehicle access to the botany building via the rainforest gully road.

Intrusion into the Friends web server

An important message for members of the Friends.

The security of the server that hosts the Friends website and our membership database has recently been compromised, and unauthorised intruders have been detected. This message explains what happened, how we have dealt with the situation, and how members may have been affected.

Photo Group Workshop - Introduction to Photography

Want to get to know your Digital Camera better and take great photos? The Friends of the ANBG Photographic Group is running an introductory-level workshop for all Friends that could be just what you need!

When & where: Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Crosbie Morrison building.

Cost: $150.00 and must be a member of Friends of the ANBG.

Booking: Please download and complete this form and return it by email, to the Visitor Information Centre, or by post.

Cover of Library Connect, April 2018

Library Connect - news from the ANBG Library

ANBG Librarian Jane Black has published Library Connect (PDF, 920KB), a brief newsletter about the Library's services and collection - including new books.