Scheduled Events Listed By Chapter

(See the Events by Other Groups page for even more events.)

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

North Carolina’s Butterfly Highway with Angel Hjarding

(7 p.m.)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

(Monarch butterfly on purple coneflower by Angel Hjarding)

Join Angel Hjarding to learn about North Carolina’s Butterfly Highway and regional conservation efforts.

Angelique Hjarding is the Director of Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat Programs for the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Her areas of research include endangered species conservation, citizen science, urban biodiversity conservation, and community and conservation planning. She received a Master’s of Science in biology from Copenhagen University where she studied East African chameleon conservation. Angelique is in the process of completing her doctoral degree in Geography from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. As a part of her doctoral research, she conceptualized the Butterfly Highway as a way to bring beautification to underserved urban neighborhoods and create opportunities for residents to reconnect with nature. Since joining NCWF, the Butterfly Highway has grown from 50 residential gardens to over 1,300 gardens across NC.

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

Walnut Hill Nature Preserve

(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

Walk at this new Triangle Land Conservancy Preserve

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Discoveries in the Darkness:  A Look into the Ecology, Diversity and Native Plant Habitats of our Local Moths with Lenny Lampel

(2:00 - 4:00 PM )
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Explore the relationship of moths and native plants with Lenny Lampel of Reedy Creek Nature Center

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Film: Hometown Habitat—Stories of Bringing Nature Home

(7 p.m.)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

You are invited to attend a free showing of Hometown Habitat, a documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

The narrative thread of this documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books and lectures about the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy gives hope that “it is not yet too late to save most of the plants and animals that sustain the ecosystems on which we ourselves depend. Restoring native plants to most human-dominated landscapes is relatively easy to do.” 

Q&A with representatives from the NC Native Plant Society, T. G. Pearson Audubon, and the Piedmont Land Conservancy. Film Chapters: The Basics, Douglas Tallamy; Ecosystem Services, Million Trees NYC; Water Conservation, Habitat Hero Program; Restoration and Conservation Development, Steven Apfelbaum; Environmental Activism, Wild Ones.

Free and open to public - invite your friends!  Visit to learn more.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Moss Foundation Trip - Postponed

(1:30 - 4:30 PM)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

Trip to Moss Foundation Sandhills Preserve - Postponed due to weather!
Tentatively rescheduled for March 5

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Early Ecology and Early American Botany with Larry Mellichamp

(2:00 - 4:00 PM )
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Larry Mellichamp will take us on a virtual tour of Early American botany

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter Fromson, location TBA

(9:30 a.m.)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

(Ann Walter-Fromson botanizing)

(Iris cristata, dwarf crested iris, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson and folks from T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society for this Wednesday morning wildflower walk. All are welcome. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Greensboro Whole Foods parking lot at the end closest to Friendly Avenue, and carpool to our field trip site. No pets, please.

Ann is a wonderful naturalist who has been using her retirement to learn even more about the natural world. These hikes were tremendously popular last year and we hope you will be able to enjoy the wonderful surprises of spring with her this year. Please check back for location details closer to the event date.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

NC Arbor Day and Work Day at Reedy Creek

(2:00-3:30 Program and Shrub Planting 3:00-5:30 Program and Spring Garden Clean Up)
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Celebration of NC Arbor Day-Tree celebration, art and short hike.
  Workday and spring garden clean -up—volunteers needed

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Friday, May 05, 2017

2017 Spring Outing

Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

The NCNPS Spring Outing is shaping up to be a banner event. It will be held in the mountains in Boone on May 5-7, 2017.
We will have several hikes to take advantage of starting with a Friday Afternoon Pre-outing hike.  Our talks and gatherings will be held in the Deerfield United Methodist Church (DUMC) Fellowship Hall, 1184 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607. We will have a Friday evening Social starting at 6:30 with a speaker to follow at 8:00. We will then gather the next morning for our Saturday Hikes. Saturday evening, we will gather again the DUMC at 6:00 for a catered dinner, another speaker, and a new twist- a silent Auction where there will be approximately 20-25 VERY select plant items for you to bid on. As usual the funds generated by our auction will help fund scholarships through our Shinn Grants program. The next morning will see us gather again for the Sunday half-day hike that will be completed by 1:00 so that folks can start their travels home.
This will be the peak flowering for many of the many of the spring ephemerals including many trilliums.
Please mark your calendars now and look for the finalized details which will appear in the Fall Newsletter.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

2017 Picnic and Annual Meeting

Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

June 3, 2017 Picnic and Annual Meeting
ARC Building at Hagan Stone Park
Pleasant Garden, NC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference 2017

(July 19-22, 2017 2016 NC Native Plant Society Members and attendees)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

Join fellow NC Native Plant Society members in Cullowhee next summer for hikes, lectures and connecting with a wide variety of fellow native plant geeks!

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2017 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

March 11, 2017
June 24, 2017
August 26, 2017
November 11, 2017

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM - Meeting Places TBD

Chapter Meetings and Events

Find details on chapter homepages.

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