Wattle Walk

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Friday, September 15, 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.

Butterflies on Black Mountain

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

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.

It will be a generally easy walk with some steep sections followed by light refreshments.

Black Mountain Woodland Wildflower Walk

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 09:30 to 11:00

Walk through the Woodland trail are of beautiful Black Mountain with local conservationist to find, look at and learn about some of the surprising diversity of tiny orchids, bush peas, and other fascinating wildflowers. The walk will be generally easy with some steep sections. All springs are not the same. The spring pattern of flowering remains but timing and abundance vary with the weather. We have had good rain this year. Friends of Black Mountain welcomes all comers, be they experts or new to discovering the diversity.

Some relevant booklets will be for sale.

Wattle Walk

  • Posted on: 13 May 2017
  • By: FOBM
Friday, September 15, 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.

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.