Scheduled Events Listed By Chapter

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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

2016 NCNPS Fall Trip

(9 AM - 4 PM)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

NCNPS 2016 Fall Trip - Sunday, October 23rd, 2016   ** NB Note the change in date!
North Carolina Sandhills Game Lands

Join Larry Mellichamp and Will Stuart to botanize in Longleaf Pine sandhills habitats near Hoffman, NC (Richmond County).
Fall color, late-blooming flowers, warm-season grasses, colorful berries, rare shrubs [such as White Wicky (Kalmia cuneata) and Coastal Witch-alder (Fothergilla gardenii)], pitcherplants (Sarracenia spp.), and much more should be seen. We’ll also expect to see Red-cockaded Woodpeckers.

No bugs, no sweat!

Meeting place and registration coming soon.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Pioneers of Southeastern Botany by Stan Gilliam

(7 p.m., but we welcome folks to gather a little early to chat)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

Michaux’s saxifrage by Stan Gilliam

In this program Stan Gilliam will present maps and stories of the travels of botanists like Catesby, Schweinitz, and Michaux in our area from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. He will also discuss the techniques of collecting and naming plants during that time and will present images of early illustrations, preserved specimens, and modern photographs of many of them.

Stan Gilliam is an artist and writer living in Guilford County who hopes his photographs will help others see the world around them with new clarity and appreciation. His nature-related articles have been featured in O.Henry Magazine. He has had solo exhibitions at the Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, TN and Room 100 Gallery in Durham, NC. His work has been included in the collections of the Weaver Foundation and the Guilford College Art Gallery.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Gardening on the Coast, with Dr. Paul Hosier

(9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.)
Event Sponsor: South East Coastal Chapter

Join us for a program on Gardening on the Coast, with Dr. Paul Hosier, Saturday, November 12. Dr. Hosier is Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW.  He is currently writing a much-needed book on plants for coastal landscapes, from the perspective of a noted ecologist with long experience in coastal habitats.

The program will take place on Saturday, November 12, 9:30 – 11:30 am, in the Pine Room at the Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington. 

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Exploration of Urban Ecology with Carrie DeJaco

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

Carrie DeJaco will introduce the field of urban ecology, how people and nature affect each other in developed areas, and discuss why we should encourage and expand natural areas within our communities for their positive influences on both human health (mental and physical) and ecosystem services.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Celebrating Plants We Know & Love: Members Share Native Plant Photos, Stories, & Seeds or Starts

(7 p.m., but we welcome folks to arrive early to chat)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

(view from the campground at George L. Smith State Park in Georgia by Nancy Lee Adamson)

Join us to share photos, food, and stories of our native plant adventures and encounters. Members and anyone interested in native plants are welcome to all our meetings. Don’t worry if you haven’t been saving seeds—there are always plenty to share. If you have photos or food to share, please click on “Read More!”

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Native Plants and our Backyard Friends

(2:00-4:30 PM )
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Laura Domingo will talk about the relationship of native plants in our home gardens and the backyard wildlife these plants support. We will also have a social with seasonal snacks and our annual seed exchange.

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Regional Ecology, Native Plants, and the Butterfly Highway Story

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

Angel Hjarding will provide an update on the Butterfly Highway project—how it started, where it’s been, and where it’s going next!

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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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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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Friday, April 28, 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 April 28-30, 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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2016 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

February 13, 2016 Duke Gardens, Durham, NC
April 16, 2016 Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
June 4, 2016 Annual Meeting and Picnic, Seven Springs in Davie County
August 27, 2016 Kathleen Clay Edwards Library in Greensboro
November 12, 2016 Botanical Garden at UNC- Charlotte

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM

Chapter Meetings and Events

Find details on chapter homepages.

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