Society Events

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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.

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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. 

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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

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

CAROLINA BEACH STATE PARK WALK rescheduled

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

Carla Edwards, Park Ranger at CBSP, and Dr. AJ Bullard, expert on native woody vines, shrubs and trees, will lead the walk.  We will visit some newly burned areas where Longleaf habitat restoration is taking place and will end with the Flytrap Trail.

Several coastal ecosystems are present in the park. Forests dominated by longleaf pine, turkey oak and live oak occupy the dry, coarse soil of a series of relict sand dunes. Between the dunes are dense shrub swamps, called pocosins, populated by pond pines, loblolly and sweet bay, yaupon and evergreen shrubs. Brackish marshes consisting primarily of cordgrasses and sedges can be found beyond the relict dunes adjacent to the river.  This is a special place, with 382 species of vascular plants within its boundary.

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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

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Sunday, October 19, 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.

Alternate date in case of cancellation: October 26

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2014 Calendar

Board meeting dates:

February 15, 2014 Sandhills Community College
May 31,2014 Duke Gardens (Not usual meeting date)
August 16, 2014 Statesville Library 201 N. Tradd St., Statesville, NC
November 22, 2014 Botanical Garden at UNC- Charlotte

Board Meetings meetings began at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM

Annual Picnic June 7, Hagan Stone Park, Greensboro
Fall Outing TBD









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