SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND A WALK
(WALKS ARE RESTRICTED TO ATTENDEES OF THE SYMPOSIUM AND MAX 20 PERSONS PER WALK)
The walk will follow the Woodland Trail on the south west side of Black Mountain. The walking is easy, with some moderate slopes in a few places.
Colonial and national capital values
The walk will go from the summit down the Summit Trail to the Forest Trail loop, then follow the later around the upper slopes of Black Mountain. The walking is mostly easy but with moderate to steep slopes on the Summit Trail and uneven stony surfaces in some places on the Forest Trail.
Geological evolution and features
The excursion will traverse Black Mountain from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to the Black Mountain summit, then to the northern parts of the reserve near Belconnen Way, looking at various rock formations present. It is a self-driving excursion with stops and short walks/scrambles (less than 1 km) to rock outcrops along established tracks.
The walk will go from ANBG to the Summit Trail, follow the western side of the Forest Trail, and return to ANBG via the Botanic Gardens Track. The walking will include going up/down moderate and some steep slopes. Please bring your own binoculars to best view the birds encountered.
(mosses, lichens,liverworts and fungi)
The walk will be in the south-west part of the reserve. The walking is easy to medium but expect to spend sometime on your hands and knees looking at species growing on the soil surface. For getting up close to the cryptogams, please bring a 10 times hand lens (ideal) or a magnifying glass.
Tress and shrubs
The walk will be in north-western parts of the reserve and involve easy walking with some moderate slopes in places.
Vegetation and fire
The walk will be in the north-eastern part of the reserve and involve easy walking with some moderate slopes in places.