Black Mountain Symposium 2018


Friends of Black Mountain

To be opened by Mick Gentleman MLA
ACT Minister for Environment and Heritage

Friday 24 August

Saturday 25 August

9:00 for 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Themed talks at CSIRO Discovery Centre

Followed by wine and cheese

9:30 am to 12:00 noon

Themed walks in Black Mountain Nature Reserve

Natural environment themes

Diversity and ecology of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fire ecology.

Cultural environment themes

Colonial and national uses; a place of protest, recreation, education and scientific endeavour.


Symposium talks $55 (fully catered)

Wine and cheese option $10

Guided walk $5


Registration online and program will be available at


Black Mt spring wildflower ramble

47th Black Mountain spring wildflower ramble

Saturday 13 October 2018 - 9.30am sharp to 12noon or later

Location Belconnen Way entry just before Caswell Drive turnoff - watch for balloons

Celebrate the spring flowering 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 on easy bush tracks with experienced guides and good company. All springs are not the same. The pattern remains but timing and abundance vary with the weather. Friends of Black Mountain welcomes all comers, be they experts or those who have never slowed down to see the somewhat cryptic diversity. We plan several guides, with helpers, who will take different directions.

BYO morning tea, water, hat, sunblock and stout shoes.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL to ensure we have enough guides.

Contact or Linda 0437 298 711

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