Welcome to the Australian Native Plants Society Canberra Region Inc. (ANPS Canberra).
The Society is a non-profit, voluntary organisation dedicated to the growing, conservation, preservation, promotion and
Thursday, 13th April, 7.30 pm**
ANBG Theatrette, Clunies Ross St, Black Mountain.
** note ANBG access times below.
Guest Speaker: Chris Lloyd
Helping the little blokes back into the housing market: the case of the White-faced Storm Petrel
Chris Lloyd swapped a thirty year career in labour market economics for the obvious financial advantages of ornithology. Specialising in seabirds and endangered species husbandry he now divides his retirement between working on offshore islands, Powerful Owls and being a house husband.
For the last decade he has worked with NPWS in seabird monitoring and habitat restoration.
For a few years one of the targets of this work is a little bloke the size of a Noisy Miner called the White-faced Storm Petrel.
This bird faces the usual key threatening processes that afflict all other pelagic species including the ‘out of sight out of mind’ phenomenon but one of its key problems is the attitude of one its ordinal mates, the Wedgetail Shearwater, to the issue of breeding real estate.
Chris’ talk will try to explain what role we are playing in this housing competition and what the hell is the plant connection.
** Please note - our gate minder will open the ANBG gates at 6.50pm and close them at 7.35pm so (s)he can attend the meeting.
The society holds plant sales twice a year for members and the public.
There are usually about 600 different species, forms and cultivars for sale.
These include plants not available at nurseries and other retail outlets, as well as many plants which are local in origin.
Sales are held on the third Saturday of March and October at the Australian National Botanic Gardens carpark, from 8:30 am.
You can look up your plants in the Plant Label Database.
The biennial conference of our national body, the Australian Native Plants Society (Australia), will be held in Hobart from 15-19 January 2018.
Here's the preliminary program.
The 2017 autumn sale was another great success, 10,600 plants sold by 1:30!
If you missed out, don't despair.
We will hold our Spring sale in October, and meanwhile here's our brochure listing some of the other "Sources of Australian Plants in the Canberra Region".