Michael Braby is author of “The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia” and one of the entomologists on the ACT Bush Blitz. The alpine and subalpine country of SE Australia is under increasing threat from climate change. Come and learn more about the butterflies that live in this fragile environment and what needs to […]
Guided walks through the Gardens help visitors to see and understand the beauty of Australia’s native flora, as well as the ideas and effort involved in creating, maintaining and developing the Gardens. The Volunteer Guide Service is a joint program of the Gardens and the Friends of the Gardens. During the Bush Blitz event, volunteer […]
Local expert, Dr Roger Farrow, will lead a two-hour walk through the Gardens to observe a variety of pollinators at work. Discover the many ways flowers attract pollinators and guide them to their pollen. The walk will start at 10:15am and there will be a maximum of 12 participants. Bookings are essential and will be […]
Jodi Rowley and Chris Portway from the Australian Museum are the frog experts on the ACT Bush Blitz. The ACT is home to about 15 species of frog, including the abundant Eastern Banjo Frog and Spotted Marsh Frog, and the highly threatened Northern Corroboree Frog. Learn how you can identify your local frogs without even […]
Come and be a bee and help to pollinate flowers. We’ll have a display of all types of bee hotels especially for native bees which will inspire you to go home and make one! Plus a good range of books on Australian native bee identification. ACT for Bees is a local community group.
Members of Friends of Grasslands, ACT Herpetological Association and Field Naturalists Association of Canberra will provide information about their groups, tips on where to find nature and a range of activities. Drop by to have a close-up look at nature, including some live reptiles – Grassland Earless Dragon, Striped Legless Lizard (both threatened in the ACT), […]