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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Northeast Park—POSTPONED until 29 March

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


(Dimpled Trout Lily, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. We will be going to Northeast Park on March 29—please note change in location for the March 29 event.

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For our first walk at Northeast Park, we will start on the Buffalo Creek Trail in search of Trout Lily and 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, March 18, 2017

NC Arbor Day and Work Day at Reedy Creek

(2:00-3:30 Program and Shrub Planting 3:00-5:30 Program and Spring Garden Clean Up)
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Celebration of NC Arbor Day-Tree celebration, art and short hike.
  Workday and spring garden clean -up—volunteers needed

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Northeast Park

Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter


(Bloodroot, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Northeast Park, we will start on the Buffalo Creek Trail in search of Trout Lily and 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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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Fascinating Carnivorous Plants of the Southeastern US with David McAdoo

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


(Pale Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia alata, in flower, and Tracy’s Sundew, Drosera tracyi, by David McAdoo)


(Venus Flytrap, Dionaea muscipula, in flower, by David McAdoo)

The talk will be about the carnivorous plants that live in the southeastern US.  The most famous of our plants is the Venus Flytrap which is endemic to an area of about 100 miles around Wilmington, NC.  In addition to this plant there are three other carnivorous plant families that are common to our region and each one has a different technique of capturing prey.

David R. McAdoo is one of the region’s most knowledgeable carnivorous plant and native orchid conservationists, a founding member of the Native Orchid Conference. He has inspired great appreciation for and love of these precious plant communities by leading NCNPS trips to many of the state’s unique habitats. He is also a fantastic photographer and many of his photos are available on the North American Orchid Center website, as well as the Triad Chapter of the NCNPS’ Yahoo!Groups site.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Richardson-Taylor Preserve

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


(Packera aurea, Golden Groundsel, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Richardson-Taylor Preserve, we will walk the wetlands loop trail that overlooks an area of prior beaver activity, and see what wildflowers we can find. About 1 mile of mostly easy walking with some slopes.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Marie Poteat’s Farm

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


(Dicentra cucullaria, Dutchman’s Breeches, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Marie Poteat’s farm, Marie will guide us along trails on this 75-acre farm that she is restoring with native plants. We will look for spring ephemerals that are native to the mountains, such as Dutchman’s Breeches and Goldenseal, as well as to the piedmont region of North Carolina. About 2 miles of walking, with some hills.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Cascades Preserve

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


(Tiarella sp., Foamflower, by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Cascades Preserve, we will hike the Falling Waters Trail, which takes us on wooded slopes along the cascades of a beautiful creek, where we will look for wildflowers. About 1.5 miles of walking, moderate difficulty.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday Wildflower Walk with Ann Walter-Fromson, Knight Brown Preserve

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


(Thalictrum thalictroides, Rue Anemone by Ann Walter-Fromson)

Let’s celebrate spring by searching for early spring wildflowers! Join naturalist Ann Walter-Fromson for Wednesday morning wildflower walks in March and April. We will visit several watershed trails and area parks and preserves to observe nature’s beautiful show of ephemeral spring wildflowers. These walks are co-sponsored with T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society. For this walk at Knight-Brown Preserve, we will begin on the Beechwood Bottom Trail and continue on the Creekside Loop trail to see which wildflowers are in bloom at this pristine site owned by Piedmont Land Conservancy. About 2 miles of walking, some of it very hilly.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Biology of Bryophytes (Mosses, Liverworts, & Hornworts) with Dr. Jonathan Shaw

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


Jonathan Shaw (fourth from the left) at the Green Swamp with students from Duke’s Graduate Liberal Studies program

Clockwise from top left (by Jonathan Shaw): the liverwort, Frullania; a microscopic view of another liverwort, Cololejeunia, illustrating that these plants are also beautiful at that microscopic level; the moss, Helodium, from southern Alaska; and peat moss (Sphagnum), Dr. Shaw’s current research focus—this is Sphagnum warnstorfii, a species that is usually brilliant red.

Please join Dr. Jonathan Shaw for an overview of the biology of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, hornworts) including their life cycles and how one distinguishes between these three groups of plants.  He’ll also talk about the ecology of bryophytes in North Carolina and more broadly.  As his current research interests center on the peatmosses (Sphagnum), which are arguably among the most ecologically important groups of plants on earth, he will tell us something about their biology, ecology, and the basis for making such a bold claim about their importance.  They also happen to be among the most beautiful plants on earth, which he will also prove to us through some photographs.

Jonathan Shaw is currently Professor of Biology at Duke University, where he has been teaching for 21 years.  Before that he taught at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, New York.  He did his Bachelors degree at Cornell University, his Masters at the University of Alberta, and his Doctorate at the University of Michigan.  He has worked on a variety of research projects over the years, all centered on moss ecology and evolution.  His current research is focused on peatmosses, taking him to a lot of interesting and beautiful places to collect these plants.

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Friday, May 05, 2017

2017 Spring Outing

Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society


The NCNPS Spring Outing is shaping up to be a banner event. It will be held in the mountains in Boone on May 5-7, 2017.
We will have several hikes to take advantage of starting with a Friday Afternoon Pre-outing hike.  Our talks and gatherings will be held in the Deerfield United Methodist Church (DUMC) Fellowship Hall, 1184 Deerfield Road, Boone, NC 28607. We will have a Friday evening Social starting at 6:30 with a speaker to follow at 8:00. We will then gather the next morning for our Saturday Hikes. Saturday evening, for another speaker, and a new twist- a silent Auction where there will be approximately 20-25 VERY select plant items for you to bid on. As usual the funds generated by our auction will help fund our outreach programs. The next morning will see us gather again for the Sunday half-day hike that will be completed by 1:00 so that folks can start their travels home.
This will be the peak flowering for many of the many of the spring ephemerals including many trilliums.

Link to online Registration (preferred)

Link to paper registration
Please mark your calendars.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

2017 Picnic and Annual Meeting

Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

June 3, 2017 Picnic and Annual Meeting
ARC Building at Hagan Stone Park
Pleasant Garden, NC

         

Yeah!  Spring is coming.  This is your opportunity to come join us for our Annual Spring Picnic and Plant Sale.
As always, good food, good friends and Great Plants!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference 2017

(July 19-22, 2017 2016 NC Native Plant Society Members and attendees)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

Join fellow NC Native Plant Society members in Cullowhee next summer for hikes, lectures and connecting with a wide variety of fellow native plant geeks!

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2017 Calendar



Board Meeting dates:

March 11, 2017 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
June 24, 2017 - Duke Garden, Durham
August 26, 2017 - UNCC Greenhouse, Charlotte
November 11, 2017 - Emily Allen Preserve, Greensboro


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

 

 


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