Scheduled Events Listed By Chapter

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

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Triangle (Margaret Reid) Holiday Potluck

(5:00 PM - 7:00 pm)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

Join us for what is always a delicious spread at the Reid Garden - 1439 Dixie Trail, Raleigh.

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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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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Rare Plants of the Piedmont with Lesley Starke

(7 p.m.)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

Lesley Starke taking a look at swamp pink (Helonias bullata) seedlings grown for restoration, photo by Johnny Wilson.

Lesley counting smooth coneflowers (Echinacea laevigata), photo by David Welch.

Lesley is the Plant Ecologist for the Plant Conservation Program, a part of the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Originally from southwestern Virginia, Lesley now calls the Piedmont of North Carolina her home. Her background is in conservation ecology, nature preserve design, and land management.

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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, January 08, 2017

Moss Foundation Trip

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

Trip to Moss Foundation Sandhills Preserve

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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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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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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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