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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 https://themeadowproject.com 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, Northeast Park

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


(Dimpled Trout Lily, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For our first walk at Northeast Park, we will start on the Buffalo Creek Trail in search of Trout Lily and Spring Beauty, return to the Low Water Crossing area, then head a short way along the Reedy Overlook Trail to look for wildflowers in the bottomland forest. About 3 miles of walking; Buffalo Creek Trail is moderately hilly.

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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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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Townsend Trail

Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter


(Bloodroot, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at the western end of Townsend Trail, we begin at the Yanceyville Street trailhead and walk about a mile east, looking for Bloodroot and Hepatica. About 2.5 miles of walking; the trail is moderately hilly.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Richardson-Taylor Preserve

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


(Packera aurea, Golden Groundsel, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Richardson-Taylor Preserve, we will walk the wetlands loop trail that overlooks an area of prior beaver activity, and see what wildflowers we can find. About 1 mile of mostly easy walking with some slopes.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Marie Poteat’s Farm

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


(Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman’s Breeches, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Marie Poteat’s farm, Marie will guide us along trails on this 75-acre farm that she is restoring with native plants. We will look for spring ephemerals that are native to the mountains, such as Dutchman’s Breeches and Goldenseal, as well as to the piedmont region of North Carolina. About 2 miles of walking, with some hills.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Cascades Preserve

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


(Tiarella sp., Foamflower, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Cascades Preserve, we will hike the Falling Waters Trail, which takes us on wooded slopes along the cascades of a beautiful creek, where we will look for wildflowers. About 1.5 miles of walking, moderate difficulty.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Knight Brown Preserve

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


(Thalictrum thalictroides, Rue Anemone by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Knight-Brown Preserve, we will begin on the Beechwood Bottom Trail and continue on the Creekside Loop trail to see which wildflowers are in bloom at this pristine site owned by Piedmont Land Conservancy. About 2 miles of walking, some of it very hilly.

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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, for 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 our outreach programs. 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.

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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

         

Yeah!  Spring is coming.  This is your opportunity to come join us for our Annual Spring Picnic and Plant Sale.
As always, good food, good friends and Great Plants!

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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 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
June 24, 2017 - Duke Garden, Durham
August 26, 2017 - UNCC Greenhouse, Charlotte
November 11, 2017 - Emily Allen Preserve, Greensboro


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

 

 


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