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Southern Piedmont Chapter

Charlotte and surrounding counties

Photo: Larry Mellichamp with Southern Piedmont Chapter at NC Gamelands, May 2016 pointing out pitcher plants.

Monthly Meetings

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Meetings held 2nd Sunday each month, 2:00 PM Unless noted
No meeting in July 2017


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Sunday, March 10, 2019

On the Rocks…Outcrop Plant Communities at South Mountains

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Botanist David Campbell will deliver a talk on plant species associated with
rock outcrop communities in the South Mountains region. 

David Campbell works as a Botanist for Habitat Assessment and Restoration
Professionals (HARP). He has over 25 years of experience, and has studied
plants throughout North America, the UK, and the Neotropics.

David just completed a multi-year study on the significant natural areas of
Polk County, NC. He was educated in Canada and the United States.

Please Join Us. Open to the public. Free.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte NC 28215

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Past Programs

Earth Day 2017 Celebrations with NCNPS volunteers at several locations in the Charlotte area are the perfect place to share native plant information with visitors. It was a great day to make seed bombs with our youngest environmentalists.



Chapter Activities


We need you! The Southern Piedmont Chapter has many active members, and we hope you will get involved and participate. What do we do?
    Speak to school, scout, HOA, faith, garden clubs and any other groups interested in learning about native plants. We can provide materials and powerpoint presentations.

    Volunteer to propagate seeds for distribution at area events.

    Volunteer to staff Earth Day, Hummingbird Festival, and other community events at an NCNPS booth. Materials will be provided, but we need members to answer questions and share their knowledge.

    Volunteer to tend local native plant garden. Often parks, school grounds and neighborhoods want to commit to growing more natives. But they need our helping hands to keep the project on track.

Please say yes to our volunteer email requests, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your ideas!




Extra Stuff


Great Gardens in the Piedmont!! Great books to read, and great groups for more information!
UNCC Botanical Gardens including Mellichamp Native Plant Terrace


Reedy Creek Nature Center and Nature Preserve
—The Mecklenburg County Herbarium located at the James F. Matthews Center for Biodiversity Studies housed at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
Certificate for Native Plant Studies at UNCC Botanical Gardens
Native Plants of the Southeast by Larry Mellichamp and photographs by Will Stuart available at Timber Press
CROWN-Charlotte chapter of the Wildlife Federation
HAWK-Habitat and Wildlife Keepers-Matthews area
Xerces Society--great place for pollinator information!
Going Native --Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants--Super site operated by NCSU




Picture Albums


Latta Prairie (October 09, 2016)
medicine wheel garden The Medicine Wheel Garden (February 08, 2015)
image The Herbarium at Reedy Creek Nature Center (January 11, 2015)
image Mellichamp Native Terrace (October 12, 2014)
image Pink Lady’s-slippers with the Davidson Lands Conservancy (May 04, 2014)
image McDowell Prairie Restoration Site (September 14, 2014)

Chapter Contact(s)

Southern Piedmont chapter contact information

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