Black Mountain

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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