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Southeastern Community College and Lake Waccamaw

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Sunday, 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


Baby Flytraps!


Carrots too!


A tissue culture success!


The Nursery


That's a sundew?!


Heading out on the trail at Lake Waccamaw


Bluebird at home


Lovely native azalea, and fragrant too!

Rhododendron atlanticum


Sassafras with new leaves

Sassafras albidum


Stubborn fern


Netted chainfern

Woodwardia areolata


Turkey Oak with new leaves and flowers

Quercus laevis


Red Maples

if there was ever any doubt as to why they are called red maples...

Acer Rubrum


Spring has definitely sprung!

Redbay, Persea palustris


Chokecherry


Wild Olive

Osmanthus americana


Bald cypress

Taxodium distichum


Prickly-pear cactus in a recently controlled burn area

Opuntia compressa


Water-lilly

Nymphaea odorata


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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