ABC Canberra's Louise Maher spoke to Ngunawal elder, Wally Bell, and convenor of Friends of Black Mountain, Linda Beveridge, about Black Mountain's woodland walk and the new interpretative signage and track markers to encourage people to learn more about some of the nature reserve's 670 plant species.
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.
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.
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.