ABC Canberra's Louise Maher spoke to Ngunawal elder, Wally Bell, and convenor of Friends of Black Mountain, Linda Beveridge, about Black Mountain's woodland walk and the new interpretative signage and track markers to encourage people to learn more about some of the nature reserve's 670 plant species.
Butterflies on Black Mountain
Butterflies have been described as “an inexhaustible of spiritual and aesthetic delight”. They have a practical value as well. We all love sunlight, and we owe many glorious and sweet-scented flowers, at least those of long tubular form, to the butterflies and moths that pollinate them. Join our local expert, Suzi Bond to see and hear about butterflies and the plants they like near the summit of Black Mountain.
Volunteer park carers from seven groups in Belconnen will showcase the beauty of Canberra’s close-by bushland and grasslands in their annual photographic display at Jamison Plaza 8 to 10 September, 9.00am to 4.30pm.
Our wonderful weeders at the last work party enjoyed the walks between the 170 very woody and dispersed weeds. It is part of our program of spiralling up the Black Mountain Nature Reserve after having done the perimeter of the Reserve.
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.