Sunday, April 07, 2013
Field Trip to Moores Creek National Battlefield(2- 4 P.M.)
Event Sponsor: South East Coastal Chapter
Paul Somers, botanist, and Jonathan Grubbs, Park Guide/Public Relations Coordinator, will lead a field trip through Moore’s Creek National Battlefield. The park’s 88 acres have a wealth of native plants, including the rare Spring-flowering Goldenrod (Solidago verna), Carolina Birds-in-a-nest (MacBridea caroliniana), Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) and Carolina Grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia caroliniana). Moores Creek runs through the park and is a tidally influenced “black water” creek with considerable cypress growth. There is also a small pine savanna currently being restored.
Please meet in front of the Visitors Center promptly at 2 PM. Dress for the weather, with appropriate footwear, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring water if needed. There are public restrooms in the Visitors Center.
Moores Creek National Battlefield, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, in Currie, is located 20 miles NW of Wilmington.
From Highway 17, follow US 421 to NC 210, then West on NC 210
From Interstate 40, take exit 408 (NC 210) West at Rocky Point or exit 398 (US Hwy 53) West at Burgaw.
From Interstate 95 North, take exit 13-A, and Interstate 95 South, take exit 209-B, NC 74 West towards Wilmington.
From Fayetteville, take NC 210 East.
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