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Rockcliff Farm

Rockcliff Farm Field Trip, Falls Lake State Recreation Area (Wake Forest)

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Rockcliff Farm, on Falls Lake near Wake Forest, was the retirement home of noted NCSU ecologist B.W. Wells, author of The Natural Gardens of North Carolina.  Herb & Pat Amyx, and Debra Ludas – members of NCNPS and B.W. Wells Association –  will show us around and share their knowledge about the natural and cultural history of the site.

Here’s a bit about the farm from the BW Wells Association Website “B.W. and Maude Wells moved to this 154-acre farm in 1954 and named Rockcliff Farm because of its unique geology and wild flowers. In 1983 the Neuse River was dammed, creating Falls Lake, which flooded about 70 acres of the farm. Rockcliff Farm now consists of about 83 acres of meadows, successional and mature forests along the banks of Falls Lake. Six miles of trails traverse the farm enabling the visitor to enjoy the varied flora and geology of the farm.”

Cap of 18 people.  Registration required at:  https://northcarolinanativeplantsociety.wildapricot.org/event-5577991 NCNPS members have priority to register.    

Registration will open to non-members on February 25.

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Mar 03 2024


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Rockcliff Farm
1630 Bent Rd.Wake Forest, NC


Margaret Reid Chapter

Margaret Reid Chapter