ANBG to Black Mountain Summit Walk – Flower to Tower

  • Posted on: 1 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 09:30 to 13:00

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. 

The first of two walks plans goes from the ANBG to Black Mountain Summit.  Walk up the north-eastern slopes of Black Mountain to the summit with a local botanist and an ANBG Guide, and return to the Visitor Centre, ANBG.   Participants are welcome to walk up and back, but if you would prefer not to walk down (some people may find it harder to walk down than up), ask a friend to meet you at the top. 

Black Mountain to ANBG Summit Walk – Tower to Flower

  • Posted on: 1 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:00

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. 

The second of these walks is the Black Mountain to ANBG Summit Walk - walk down the Summit Walk with a local conservationist and an ANBG Guide. We shall see Acacia near the apex and the Zieria plants near the Visitor Centre, ANBG. 

Wattle Walk

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:00

Enjoy a Walk among the Wattles on Black Mountain with local plant conservationist. Let’s learn to identify some of the common Acacias 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.

Some relevant booklets will be for sale.

46th Black Mountain Spring Wildflower Ramble

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 09:30 to 12:00

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.

Woody Weed Program

  • Posted on: 19 April 2017
  • By: FOBM

The Friends of Black Mountain in conjunction with Molonglo Catchment Group has a successful woody weed removal program to enhance the conservation of local native plants.

The Weeding Work Parties are held on the first Saturday of each month; 9:00 to 12:00 generally and 8:30 to 11:30 in Eastern Summer Time during the months of daylight saving. The meeting point changes each month.