ANBG - Satin Bowerbirds and Rose Robins

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: ANBG - Satin Bowerbirds and Rose Robins
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 18:18:00 +1000
I work at the ANBG now, in Ellis Rowan building, next to Hudson's cafe. I would recommend the visitors centre or ranger staff, rather than the kiosk, as a source of that kind of information.
I think Margaret's concern is a feature of human communication that yes many of us have been "around" for a long time and don't see the need to repeat information each time and yet there are always new people coming along. It would be sad for it to be taken as a criticism or problem of this chatline (because I don't think it is) as distinct from just a predictable issue applying to anything like this.
As Ian has noted, the archives are available........
-----Original Message-----From: Margaret Leggoe [ Sent: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:27 AM
To: 'Geoffrey Dabb';      Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] ANBG - Satin Bowerbirds and Rose Robins

There is a very pretty map of the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) found on this site.

However, It only gives major landmarks.

A larger map with all the section numbers is at

however it contains few names.


And, here you go again, Geoffrey, assuming your readers have been here for all of the past four years and have the same access to said archives as yourself. 

The Kiosk at the ANBG (already written in full, as is correct) is a really good place for information, their phone number is 6250 9540.




From: Geoffrey Dabb [ Sent: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:07 AM     To:
Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] ANBG - Satin Bowerbirds and Rose Robins


A search in the archive for ‘Tom Green Seat’ provides details of its location and placement, just 4 years ago.  There have been many references to it since then.  Would anyone be happier with ‘’along the gravel path north of the kiosk’’?


From: Margaret Leggoe [ Sent: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 9:30 AM     To: 'Julian Teh'



I have a slight problem with this chatline.  Many (perhaps most) of the contributors have been around this region for a long time, know each other well and know the local lingo/acronyms/shorthand for species.  There appears to be an assumption that all readers do, or ought to, know exactly what/where they are talking about.  Outsiders must feel, sometimes, that they are just that... outsiders, hearing but not being a part of someone else’s private conversation.


Having said that, the information that has been generously given to me by COG members when requested has invariably been useful, to which I owe them a million thanks.


Margaret Leggoe


CC: COG chatline.


From: Julian Teh [ Sent: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 8:33 AM     To:
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] ANBG - Satin Bowerbirds and Rose Robins


that brings up a question I've had for a while now... where IS the Tom Green seat?? I've been searching for a while now...




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