FoBM Events & News
Friends of Black Mountain is an energetic local community group of volunteers who help conserve and promote Black Mountain's biodiversity and values now and for future generations.
Our main activities are to organise walks and talks for the public, and work parties to keep weeds under control, Frogwatch, vegetation surveys, and bird observations.
New members are always welcome.
Coming FoBM Events
10 March 2024 - Butterfly Ramble - 10.30am OR 1.30pm
CHOOSE between 10.30am-12pm, OR 1.30pm-3pm
Meet: Lookout Terrace, slightly uphill from Telstra Tower on Black Mountain. Look for banners.
Join local Expert, Suzie Bond, to see and hear about butterflies and the plants they like. Wear a hat, sunscreen, sturdy walking gear, stout shoes.
Bring water and snacks. Binoculars can help see butterflies more clearly.
Please book: https://www.trybooking.com/COWFY
Friends of Black Mountain Upcoming Events
Details on Facebook, in the general media, Events & News page or member email, per event.
Frogwatch Survey: 26 February 2024
Frogwatch Survey: 29 February 2024
Weeding Work Party: 2 March 2024
Butterfly Ramble: 10 March 2024
Frogwatch Survey: 25 March 2024
Frogwatch Survey: 28 March 2024
Weeding Work Party: 6 April 2024
Celebrate beautiful Black Mountain with a range of events. Events can be subject to change due to the availability of guides and suitable weather. Bookings are essential.
Black Mountain Spring Ramble
Friends of Black Mountain had a lovely walk at the 2023 Spring Wildflower Ramble.
The Black Mountain Spring Wildflower Ramble was on Saturday 14 October 2023. It was the 52nd of the annual ramble being held. Friends of Black Mountain hope to organise this popular ramble again this year, 2024, following the tradition of Dr Nancy Burbidge, George Chippendale, and Jean Geue.
Dr Nancy Burbidge was a botanist and conservationist, the Curator Herbarium Australiense and a Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO. She was a keen leader of numerous weekend walks and initiated the Spring Wildflower Rambles on Black Mountain. After Nancy became ill, George Chippendale, a eucalyptus enthusiast, continued that tradition for many years. When he retired from guiding the walks, he handed over to Jean Geue, who has asked Friends of Black Mountain to coordinate this very enjoyable activity.
Photos: Jean Geue