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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area walk with Paul Hosier

(1 - 3 P.M.)
Event Sponsor: South East Coastal Chapter

Paul Hosier, UNCW Professor Emeritus: Plant Ecology and Ecology of Coastal Vegetation, will lead a walk at the Ft Fisher State Recreation Area.  He will introduce us to the geologic history of the Fort Fisher area and discuss the natural processes influencing the beach, dunes, shrub thickets, and tidal marshes.  We will also discuss the role of man in living with—and altering—the coastal environment.  We hope to observe more than 50 species of plants,including an undescribed species of Blue Curls (Trichostema) endemic to the area.

Please meet at 1 PM at the Ft Fisher State Recreation Area parking lot in front of the Bathhouse and Visitors Center on Loggerhead Rd.  Be on time - we will begin right at 1! 
Please dress for the weather and bring hat, sunscreen, water and snacks if needed.  There is a public restroom in the bathhouse.

Go south from Wilmington on NC 132 (College Rd.)  US 421 joins NC 132; continue south on US 421.  After crossing the bridge, take a right on Dow Rd which dead ends into K Ave.  Continue left around the curve.  Take a right at the light onto US 421 (Ft Fisher Blvd s).  Continue about 2.3 miles. Turn left on Loggerhead Rd into the state recreation area.
Parking and the visitor’s center are on the left.

From Brunswick County:  You can take the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry, which crosses the Cape Fear River.
After exiting the ferry, turn right onto Loggerhead Road. Parking and the visitor’s center are on the left.

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