Statewide Events

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

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Native Plant (& Seed) Exchange (& maybe a short program TBD)

(7 p.m.--join us early to say hello and check out the offerings!)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

(Rustic sphinx moth on beautyberry by Nancy Lee Adamson)

Please join us to share native plants and our members’ insights about how they grow. Bring one or more potted native plants from your garden and a few words to share—some of us are especially interested in how they support other wildlife, along with their beauty. Don’t worry if you do not have any to bring—there are usually plenty. The plant exchange is a fun way to learn more about native plant gardening.  This is a good time to pot up plants for the June picnic fundraiser, as well.  Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm, knowledge, and generosity!

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Boone in Bloom at the Appalachian State University Nature Preserve

(7 - 9 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for a wildflower walk at the Appalachian State University Nature Preserve! Dr. Annkatrin Rose, Associate Professor of Biology at Appalachian State University and founder of the Boone in Bloom Facebook page, will take us on a tour of the preserve to see what’s blooming in the woods and learn how this area is used for classes and research. Are you coming to the High Country a few days early for the Spring Outing in West Jefferson? Perfect! Come join us in Boone for this pre-outing opportunity to network and get tips which other trails to check out while you’re here! We will meet in the parking lot at the top of Bodenheimer Drive near the wind turbine. Bring your walking shoes and dress for the weather.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

2019 NCNPS Spring Outing - May 10-12

(May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

Photograph by Kelly Clampitt

                90 People have registered and Registration is now Closed. 

The annual NCNPS Spring Outing for 2019 is May 10, 11 and 12 in the West Jefferson area.  Please join us for some remarkable botanizing in a truly exquisite area of North Carolina.  Although a final agenda is still being developed, information about the Outing is below.

Hikes – The Nature Conservancy has been gracious to allow guided hikes on Bluff Mountain.  The Conservancy’s $15 hiking fee will help protect these 3800 acres preserve. We will also hike at Elk Knob State Park, New River State Park Wagoner Access, Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area and the Mountain to Sea Trail.
Silent Plant Auction – Bids for the plants can be made Friday and Saturday evening in the New River State Park Community Building.  The auction will close Saturday evening.  Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details and also to let them know what you plan to bring.  Donations of unusual and hard to find plants are requested.  Proceeds will support NCNPS operations.
Lodging – A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Express at a rate of $149 + 13% tax/night until April 10 for May 10 & 11.Call the Holiday Inn direct to make reservations. 336-846-4000. Group NC Native Plant Society.  The “Accommodations” page on the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce lists other accommodations.  Spring Outing participants are responsible for making their own accommodations. 
Meals—Spring Outing participants are responsible for obtaining their own meals.

Questions can be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can!


Saturday, June 01, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting and Picnic

(10:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

We will meet at Hagan Stone Park near Greensboro for our Annual Meeting and Picnic.  We will also have a native plant sale and auction. Full details closer to the date.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Daniel Boone Native Gardens Tour 2019

(7-8 PM for garden tour, come early or stay late to stroll around on your own)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

Come join the Blue Ridge Chapter for a tour of the Daniel Boone Native Gardens on July 10 in Boone! This outdoors program was a great success last year and people asked for a repeat, so we will once again convene at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens at 651 Horn in the West Drive for a summer garden tour. Bring your walking shoes and dress for the weather!

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2019 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

February 16 Library, Salisbury
May 18 Library, Asheboro
August 17 Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, Greensboro
November 16 TBD

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM -

Chapter Meetings and Events

Find details on chapter homepages.

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