Wed, 07 Sept|
Bendigo Botanic Gardens
Threatened Plants of Bendigo Botanic Gardens
Join a walk and talk with your hosts City of Greater Bendigo and Friends of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens on Threatened Species Day and find out more about local threatened species.
Time & Location
07 Sept 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bendigo Botanic Gardens, White Hills VIC 3550, Australia
About the event
Threatened Species Day is commemorated on 7 September each year, as it was on this day in 1936 that Australia's iconic Tasmanian tiger, or Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus), went extinct.
So, the 7th September is now a day when we turn the spotlight on native plants, animals and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future.
The day also celebrates the amazing work that is being done to save them by passionate conservationists, researchers, volunteers, and community experts.
The City of Greater Bendigo and the Friends of Bendigo Botanic Gardens are marking this day with a tour of the rare and threatened species of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. This walk will explore the role Botanic Gardens play in the conservation of plants and ecosystems. You will discover some of the rare plants growing in the gardens and learn more about future plans for their protection.
There will also be opportunity for you to have your say about what you would like to see the City do to help conserve our natural environment and threatened species.