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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Autumn in the Forest presented by Stan Gilliam

(7 p.m)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

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(Photograph by Stan Gilliam)

This photographic presentation will touch on our location in the Eastern Woodlands of North America, the life functions of trees, and autumn colors.

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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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Managing for Lemurs: Nature lessons from a tour of Madagascar-Travels with Dr. Larry Mellichamp

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

What can North Carolina learn from Madagascar with Larry Mellichamp

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Native Lilies of the Eastern US presented by Mark Rose

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

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(Mark Rose in the field)

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(Lilium catesbaei by Mark Rose)

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(Lilium michauxii by Mark Rose)

Mark will show photos of all the species, their habitat, and distribution maps of each member of the genus Lilium. We will have a few examples of the plants themselves to show plus as an extra bonus we will have the new book by Jim Drake titled “Lilies in the Wild and In the Garden” for you to look at. Mark is a member of the Triad Chapter and Chairman of the new Blue Ridge Chapter in Boone.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Bog Garden Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson

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

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image (Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, photo 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 Wednesday morning wildflower walks most Wednesdays through April 27. 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.

The Bog Garden Wildflower Walk:  We start at the entrance on Starmount Farms Drive and take the Nell Lewis Trail, which is short but steep in places. We will search for the earliest spring wildflowers and get an introduction to key features to look for when identifying plants. Less than 1 mile of walking.

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Moss Mania!

(9:00 -10:30 AM )
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Moss Mania with “Mossin’ Annie” Martin, author of the new book The Magical World of Moss Gardening will introduce us to the world of Moss!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Townsend Trail Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson

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

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Photo: Hepatica (Amenone americana) 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 and other Wednesday morning wildflower walks through April 27. 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.

The Townsend Trail Wildflower Walk: 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 06, 2016

Northeast Park Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson

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

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Photo: Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginiana) 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 and other Wednesday morning wildflower walks through April 27. 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.

The Northeast Park Wildflower Walk: We start on the Buffalo Creek Trail in search of 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, April 09, 2016

Field trip to McLean Savanna with Zachary West

(10 A.M. - 12 P.M.)
Event Sponsor: South East Coastal Chapter

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Zachary West, Conservation Coordinator for the Southeast Coastal Plain Office of the NC Nature Conservancy, will lead a field trip to McLean Savanna in Pender County, a Nature Conservancy preserve.  McLean Savanna is being restored by TNC using controlled burns.  The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program considers McLean Savanna to be “one of the best examples of very rare Pine Savanna variant, which is known from only a few locations in the world“.  This trip is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Wildflower Walk at Riles Creek

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

Walk this rich site with Larry Mellichamp and explore the beauty of spring.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wildflower Walk at Marie Poteat’s Farm or Richardson-Taylor Preserve

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

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Photo: Perfoliate Bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata) 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 and other Wednesday morning wildflower walks through April 27. 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.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Laurel Bluff Trail Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson

(9:30 a.m. - noon)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

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Photo: Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) 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 and other Wednesday morning wildflower walks through April 27. 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.

The Laurel Bluff Trail Wildflower Walk:  We start at the N. Church Street trail head and walk west through woodlands overlooking Lake Townsend. About 3 miles of walking; this section of the trail is quite hilly.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beech Bluff Trail Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson

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

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Photo: Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata) 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. 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.

The Beech Bluff Trail Wildflower Walk: We begin at the Brass Eagle Loop trailhead; after walking through a low wet area, we climb a steep hill to the bluffs overlooking Brush Creek, which host a wide variety of spring wildflowers. About 1.5 miles of walking.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

2016 Spring Trip!

(May 20-22 Shaken Creek & MacLean Savanna, Pender County )
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

Spring Outing is to Shaken Creek & MacLean Savanna, Pender Co., May 20 to 22.  Stay tuned for details!

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2016 Calendar
May 20-22, 2016 Spring Outing - Shaken Creek, Pender County

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


Fall Outing TBD









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