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Saturday, June 04, 2016

2016 ANNUAL MEETING & PICNIC

(10:00 AM to 4:30 PM )
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society


2016 ANNUAL MEETING & PICNIC
Note new location

Saturday June 4, 2016

Arrive at 10:00 for indoor & outdoor programs:

11:30 is brief annual business meeting and questions

12:00 lunch – bring a covered dish; we will supply fried chicken and barbeque,
and ice, tea, water, paper products

1:00 -3:00 Auction – bring plants

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Roan Mountain Hike

(10:00AM - 4:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

We will meet at 10:00 at Carver’s Gap. We will walk along the Appalachian Trail across Round Bald, Jane Bald, and Grassy Ridge Bald. Hopefully we will see many flowering plants including rhododendron, flame azaleas, and the rare Gray’s Lily. Total round-trip mileage for the hike is 5.1 miles, with a total elevation gain of 1150 feet. This is a moderate to strenuous hike with lots of up and down. Wear sturdy shoes and bring lots of water and snacks for the hike. Afterwards you have the option of visiting the Rhododendron Gardens (note you have to pay to enter the Gardens).

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Field trip to Lake Waccamaw State Park with Nathan Howell

(9 A.M. - 11 A.M.)
Event Sponsor: South East Coastal Chapter

Come join Nathan Howell in exploring the littoral zone plants of Lake Waccamaw.  Nathan is a 2014 Shinn Grant recipient for his inventory work on the shoreline plants of the Carolina bay lakes.  These are the plants growing between the high water mark out to where the submerged aquatics end. For most of us, this will be a largely unexplored world!

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Big Ivy Hike

(9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

Hiking the Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary) Area – Buncombe County
We will meet at 9:00 at the Ingles Grocery store (140 Weaver Blvd, Weaverville, NC 28787) off of I-26 exit 19B. We will meet and park in the corner closest to Weaver Blvd and I-26. I will be in a brown Subaru Outback. From the grocery store we will carpool to the hiking area. Cars will travel along forest service road 74 to the Douglas Falls parking area. The eight mile drive on the forest service road is scenic with many small roadside cascades and pull-over areas we can explore. The walk to the falls is an easy to moderate 1 mile round-trip hike. Wear appropriate footwear, the trail can be wet and muddy. Also bring plenty of water and some snacks.

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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Crabtree Falls Hike

(10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

We will meet at 10:00 at the Crabtree Falls campground parking area, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, at MP 339.5. I will be driving a brown Subaru Outback. We will hike along the campground trail and hike the waterfall loop. Crabtree Falls Loop Trail is a 2.5-mile, strenuous hike to the 70-foot-tall falls. We will finish at the meadow and explore the meadow flowers and pollinators. Please wear appropriate footwear. The trail is rocky and wet in areas. Also bring plenty of water and snacks for the hike.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Flat Laurel Creek Trail

(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

According to Hike WNC, “this loop takes you around the headwaters basin of Flat Laurel Creek, which starts in a unique, high-elevation valley surrounded by sharp peaks, grassy balds, and cool, dark, spruce-fir forests. Its elevation is over 5300 ft. at the bottom, and it lies below Sam Knob and Black Balsam Knob which top out at over 6200 ft. Includes optional side-hikes to the summit of Sam Knob and a waterfall on Flat Laurel Creek.” The trail head is off of the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Graveyard Fields area. The hike is rated moderately difficult. We will meet in Brevard at 9:00 at the BI-LO Grocery store (near Wall-Mart). We will park near the HWY 276 side and car pool from there. Bring plenty of water and snacks.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Our Local Insects, an exploratory field trip at EvHenwood with Sam Marshall

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

imageCome see UNCW’s EvHenwood Preserve from a different perspective!  Sam Marshall, Horticulture Extension Agent for Brunswick Co, has an MS in Entomology from NCSU.  He’ll be introducing us to our local insects.  We’ll explore and sample different habitats for entomological treasures.  If you don’t normally go looking for insects when you are botanizing, then you’re missing a treat.  Our warm, humid climate supports some perfectly beautiful “bugs”!

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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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