Black Mountain Woodland Wildflower Walk

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.

Butterflies on Black Mountain

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

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.

ParkCare and Landcare display

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:30
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:30
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:30

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.

Weeding work party

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 09:00 to 12:00

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.

Wattle Walk

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.

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