Friends of Black Mountain

45th Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble

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Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Celebrate spring on beautiful Black Mountain with a social ramble for wildflower lovers in the tradition established by Nancy Burbidge, and continued by George Chippendale. Discover the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, wattles and billy buttons. The spring pattern of flowering timing and abundance vary with the weather. Friends of Black Mountain welcomes everyone; experts or new to discovering the diversity. We plan several guides, and helpers, taking different directions on easy bush tracks.  Some relevant books will be for sale

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FoBM Wattle Walk & Talk

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Saturday, 10 September 2016 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Enjoy a Walk among the Wattles on Black Mountain with local plant ecologist, Michael Doherty to see some Acacias commonly found on Black Mountain, including Acacia dealbata and Acacia buxifolia. We will also learn about how Acacias cope with fire and drought. The walk will mostly be flat to undulating, but with a few steeper sections later on in the walk.

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FoBM Work Party

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Saturday, 6 August 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Friends of Black Mountain weeding work parties are on the first Saturday of each month, so there will be others in September, October, November and December this year. There are usually different meeting points for each weeding work party which are emailed and on the Molonglo Catchment Group website

The August weeding work party will remove woody weeds from near Pryors Snow Gums at the Glenloch Interchange.

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Black Mountain Summit Walk to ANBG

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Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior, on 23 July 1970 and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.

The Summit Walk, a cooperative project between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.

Two walks have been arranged to celebrate these anniversaries.

  • Walk 1. Walk up and back down the Summit Walk on 22 July
  • Walk 2. Walk down the Summit Walk on 30 July

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Black Mountain summit walk - up and back

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Friday, 22 July 2016 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior, on 23 July 1970 and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.

The Summit Walk, a cooperative project between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.

Two walks have been arranged to celebrate these anniversaries.

  • Walk 1. Walk up and back down the Summit Walk on 22 July
  • Walk 2. Walk down the Summit Walk on 30 July

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Ants on Black Mountain

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Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Ants are renowned for being busy and social and fun to watch. Apparently the 452 hectare Black Mountain Nature Reserve has more species of ant than the whole of Britain (more than 100 species, compared with around 41 species in Britain). Join expert Ajay Narendra, Macquarie University, to see which of them are active at this time of day as predators and scavengers, and hear about their amazing navigation skills.

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