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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tour of Native Plant Terrace at UNCC Botanical Gardens

Event Sponsor: Charlotte Chapter

Tour the new Native Plant Terrace at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden led by Ed Davis, Landscape Architect

Our new garden blends our southeastern native flora, sustainable practices, and smart home landscape design together in a 1/5 acre showplace. The design for the “Mellichamp Native Terrace” artfully combines common home landscape features – wooden and stone terraces, low stone walls, gravel paths and a dry / stormwater-fed streambed. The garden will showcase a variety of native plants filling common landscape needs such as for groundcovers, specimen plants, flower borders, privacy hedges, and foundation plantings.

Visitors can see a completed Phase One which currently features a rain garden and a mini-meadow planting. Phase Two, a formal terrace demonstration garden, is under construction with the goal of being planted by this fall. NCNPS member and landscape architect, Ed Davis, will tour us through the garden and answer questions.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Nature Walk led by Dr. Carrie Dejaco, McDowell Nature Preserve

(Meet at 2:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Charlotte Chapter

While most of the trails in the preserve are in the wooded areas, we will instead venture into the prairie area to view the late summer extravaganza of a display by many different types of asters such as the bright and beautiful goldenrod, which frequently gets blamed for folks’ ragweed allergies this time of year, and the warm-season grasses such as the 6-ft. tall Indian grass. 

This part of the preserve is not accessible via the main entrance and does not have much of a parking area.  Carrie suggests that we meet in the parking lot of the Nature Center and then carpool the mile or so to the prairie area.

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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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Friday, October 03, 2014

2014 Fall Trip & General Meeting

(2:00 P.M. Friday, October 3 to 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 5)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

2014 Fall Trip: October 3–5, 2014, Pilot Mountain & Hanging Rock state parks and vicinity, Stokes & Surry counties, NC

Our 2014 Fall Trip, October 3–5, will take us to two of the Piedmont’s most distinctive sites, Pilot Mountain State Park and Hanging Rock State Park, as well as to some protected areas in their vicinity.

The optional Friday afternoon walk will be at Pilot Mountain, and Friday evening we will enjoy some social time and a talk on the natural history of the area, by Dr. Ken Bridle (Stewardship Director of the Piedmont Land Conservancy and a former NCNPS president), who knows this area very well indeed.
Saturday Dr. Bridle will take us to some Piedmont Land Conservancy properties in the vicinity. Following a catered dinner Saturday night, NCNPS artist Betty Lou Chaika will share with us some of the drawings she’s made on NCNPS trips, and talk about plant communities we’ve visited.
Sunday morning will feature walks at Hanging Rock State Park.
Stay tuned for more details.
To register, go to http://northcarolinanativeplantsociety.wildapricot.org/ OR download the registration form.
NCNPS_Fall_Trip_2014_Registration_Form.pdfNCNPS_Fall_Trip_2014_Registration_Form.pdf

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