Statewide Events

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

Saturday, August 18, 2018


Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

We’ll be here, talking native plants and pollinators for your yard at our favorite family-friendly event. Drop by to visit our tent at the Hummingbird Festival at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte NC. Saturday, August 18th, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Vendors and food trucks will be on site.
Free Activities Include: Bir​d Banding by Susan Campbell, Story Telling by Mother Nature, ​Birding Hikes, “The Great Hummingbird Challenge”, Face painting, Guest speakers. More details here.

Next NCNPS Meetings: Members Only, please register in advance
September 9, 2-4 PM Meadow Stroll
October 14, 2-4 PM Fall Fruits, Nuts & Berries Stroll
*Renew your Membership or Become a Member of NCNPS here.
Learn more about the adventures of the Southern Piedmont Chapter and regional native plants on our blog the Southern Piedmont Chapter of NCNPS.
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Learn about the Certificate in Native Plants program at UNCC  

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Sharon Day on Native Plants for Waterside Plantings

(7 p.m. (welcome earlier to say hello))
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

Sharon Day scouting for and collecting seeds via horseback! By Stacey Traviglia

Sharon Day will speak about native plants and how to use them in waterside plantings.  Sharon is a co-owner of Mellow Marsh Farm and propagates over 200 species of North Carolina natives.  She will provide information on selecting the right species for ponds, stream, and wetlands as well as proper planting techniques for wet areas.

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Friday, September 14, 2018


(8:00AM - 3:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

“Hike this double-summit, ultra-scenic five-mile loop on the Art Loeb and Ivestor Gap trails, summiting Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain. It’s a sun-drenched, blueberry and blackberry-filled adventure over two bald mountains to some incredible views.”  The 5.1 mile roundtrip hike is rated moderate. Weather can change quickly especially at these elevations so come prepared and bring plenty of water and food. After the hike we can visit the hanging bog at Wolf Mt. overlook along the BRP.


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Fall Nuts, Fruit and Berries at Members October Hike

( Photos Larry Mellichamp)
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Join us for a fall hike October 14, at Frank Liske Park in Concord, NC lead by Dr. Larry Mellichamp. With much to discover, we’ll focus on nature’s seasonal output and identify the nuts, seeds and berries we find. Directions and times for the hike start TBA.

This is a NCNP Members only hike, please register in advance. See the October NCNPS Southern Piedmont newsletter for hike registration email.  We invite you to renew your membership or become a member of the NCNP Southern Piedmont chapter: NCNP webpage. Become a member of NCNPS and join us in promoting enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina’s native plants and their habitats through education, protection, and propagation.

Learn more about the adventures of the Southern Piedmont Chapter and regional native plants on our blog the Southern Piedmont Chapter of NCNPS. Follow us NPNPS Southern Piedmont on Facebook

2018 Calendar
Fall Outing - date and location TBD (late Sept/Early October)

Board Meeting dates:

November 10, 2018 - Charlotte, TBD

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM - dates and locations for 2019 meetings will be posted in the near future

Chapter Meetings and Events

Find details on chapter homepages.

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