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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Croatan National Forest walk with Jeannie Kraus

(2 P.M. - 4 P.M.)
Event Sponsor: South East Coastal Chapter

See Croatan National Forest with Jeannie Kraus, former education curator of the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort and author/illustrator of A Guide to Ocean Dune Plants Common to North Carolina and A Guide to Salt Marsh Plants Common to North Carolina.

We will visit a recently burned area with abundant insectivorous plants as well as the beautiful Millis Rd Savanna Natural Area and other of Jeannie’s favorite spots.  To understand the ecology of the area, see Dirk Frankenberg’s The Nature of North Carolina’s Southern Coast: Barrier Islands, Coastal Waters, and Wetlands.  It is well worth reading the section, “Beaufort through Bogue Sound”, before the trip.

Meet promptly at 2 PM at Patsy Pond trail parking lot located on HWY 24 midway between Cape Carteret and Morehead City, in the community of Ocean.  We will visit the sinkhole near the parking lot at Patsy Pond.  From there, we will caravan into the national forest and end at 4 pm on Millis Rd near Hwy 58, just north of Cedar Point and Cape Carteret.  To return to Patsy Pond:  Millis Rd ends at a paved road.  Turn left and then right to reach Hwy 58.  Turn left on 58 and then go east (left) on Hwy 24 to return to the starting point.


Directions: From the intersection of US 17 N and NC 24 E, go about 27 miles east on NC 24.  The entrance to the Patsy Pond trail is on the left, across the highway from the NC Coastal Federation office (3609 NC 24, Newport).

Heading west on NC 24, the trailhead is 1/2 mile west of Croatan High School.

Please dress appropriately and bring water, sunscreen, insect repellent and any snacks you require. There are no restrooms.

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Green Swamp walk with Robert Thornhill

(9 A.M. - 11 A.M.)
Event Sponsor: South East Coastal Chapter

Sunday, Nov 2, Robert Thornhill will lead a walk in Green Swamp, near Supply, NC.  This is one of the most botanically interesting sites in our area, well-know for carnivorous plants, orchids and more.  Robert has his masters degree in plant biology at NC State and was the 2011 winner of a NC Native Plant Society Shinn Grant Award for his work, The Vascular Flora and Soils of Shaken Creek Savannas (Pender County, NC).  

Meet at 8:50 am in the parking lot of the Green Swamp preserve.  Please be on time! We will begin promptly at 9. 

Bring appropriate clothes and footwear.  Sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks advised.  Mosquitoes and ticks are likely to be plentiful.  No restrooms.  There are places to stop at the intersection of Hwy 17 and 211.

Directions from Wilmington: From the intersection of Hwy 17 and 211 in Supply,  take a right on 211.  Continue for 5.7 miles.  The parking lot is on the right side and is marked with a small Nature Conservancy sign.  There is a borrow pit pond next to the parking.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Buck Creek Serpentine Hike, near Franklin, Nc

Event Sponsor: Asheville Chapter

20 September - (with optional 19th as overnight) with Western Carolina Botany Club and Southern Appalachian Plant Society.
We will hike Buck Creek Serpentine with Gary Kaufman, near Franklin NC. 

Let us know if you are overnighting at the Franklin Microtel ($54.), to be included in dinner reservation. ssflower2 At   gmail.com

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Big East Fork Trail Hike - June 28

Event Sponsor: Asheville Chapter

Big East Fork Trail, off 276, west of Blue Ridge Parkway, near Cruso (is the substitute for the previously scheduled Big Butt Trailhead in the area being repaired and forecast to open “late spring.”)
In Big East Fork, the sweet azaleas will be blooming in June, says Randy Burroughs, our guide.

RSVP to Susan, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) as there’s a legal limit of 10 per group on this trail, now would be good!
Instructions/reminder will be sent the week before

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