A big thank you to the wonderful weeders who removed 409 weeds last month, particularly Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and Briar Rose (Rosa sp) that had lots of seed pods as well as some very mature Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana).

Our next weeding work party will be the first Saturday of next month …

We shall focus on removing non-local Billardiera heterophylla (Bluebell Creeper), Acacia baileyana and naturalised woody species in the peripheral north-western bushland areas of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), near its Northern Annex, and nearby areas in Black Mountain Nature Reserve.

A delicious morning tea will be provided about 10:30am.


Saturday, 6 October 2018, 9am to 12 noon


Near the electricity sub-station, Frith Road


Enthusiasm, your family and friends, water (and a small digger, if you wish). Everyone is welcome.


Hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

Please book

If you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711, as this helps with the catering. Also, having your contact number helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).