Southeastern Community College and Lake Waccamaw
Sponsored by the Southeast Coast chapterSunday, March 27, 2011
What a day! First we started off on the campus of SCC in Whiteville to tour the micro-propagation facility headed by Rebecca Westbrooks (what a treat!), then it was off to Lake Waccamaw for a lecture on invasive species given by Randy Westbrooks, and then a walk along the boardwalk at Lake Waccamaw with Ranger Chris Helms.
The pristine lab of Rebecca Westbrooks
plants can be cultured from roots, leaves or shoots depending on the plant
A tissue culture success!
That's a sundew?!
Heading out on the trail at Lake Waccamaw
Bluebird at home
Lovely native azalea, and fragrant too!
Sassafras with new leaves
Turkey Oak with new leaves and flowers
if there was ever any doubt as to why they are called red maples...
Spring has definitely sprung!
Redbay, Persea palustris
Prickly-pear cactus in a recently controlled burn area
Esther spots a gator at Lake Waccamaw
Thanks to everyone who made this trip possible—Special thanks to Rebecca and Randy Westbrooks for sharing their contributions to the Whiteville area and beyond and informing us about the management of invasive species! For more info see Southeast Exotic Pest-Plant Council.
Ranger Chris made our walk along the boardwalk at LWSP thoroughly enjoyable and informative! Visit Lake Waccamaw S.P.
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