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Saturday, February 01, 2020

Boone United Trail Winter Hike

(10 AM - 1 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Join the Blue Ridge Chapter on a winter hike along the Boone United Trail in Boone to check on the skunk cabbages at the start of the trail and winter foliage for a number of orchids and other wintergreen plants.

Directions:

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Sunday, February 02, 2020

Harris Lake County Park Longleaf Field Trip

(2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

Jackie Trickel, Assistant Park Manager of Education and Program at Harris Lake County Park, (and NCNPS Board Member) will lead this trip through the 60 acre restored Longleaf Forest providing information on how it is managed and what projects are planned for the future. In addition we hope to identify plants to add to our natural resource inventory database. 

The park address is 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill NC. 
http://www.wakegov.com/parks/harrislake/Pages/default.aspx
We will meet near the playground and carpool from there to the longleaf forest. 

Dress for the weather and bring water and binoculars to catch a view of any birds we see.

Please contact Amy at
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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Alan Weakley—North Carolina’s Diverse Flora – Discoveries, Conservation, and Identification

(7 p.m.--Please come early, 6:30 p.m., to say hello before the program )
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter



(Gentiana autumnalis, Pinebarren Gentian, by Alan Weakley)

Understanding the natural diversity around us – our natural heritage – is more accessible than ever with new tools and technology.  But that natural diversity is also increasingly imperiled.  Learn about what makes North Carolina special, and new tools to appreciate and understand North Carolina’s plants and ecosystems.

Alan Weakley is a plant taxonomist, community ecologist, and conservationist specializing in the Southeastern United States.  He holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from Duke University.  He has worked as botanist and ecologist for the N.C. Natural Heritage Program, and as regional and chief ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and NatureServe.  He is currently Director of the UNC Herbarium, a department of the N.C. Botanical Garden, and teaches as adjunct faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and at the Highlands Biological Station. 

Alan is author of the Flora of the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic States, and co-author (with Chris Ludwig and Johnny Townsend) of the Flora of Virginia, which has received five awards, including the Thomas Jefferson Award for Conservation.  He is also co-author (along with Laura Cotterman and Damon Waitt) of Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

He has also released an app, FloraQuest, co-developed with Michael Lee and Rudy Nash, covering the Southeastern United States flora.  He has authored over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and is in high demand as a speaker on plant taxonomy, community classification and mapping, biogeography, and biodiversity conservation.  He is active with the Flora of North America project and the United States National Vegetation Classification, serves as an advisor to the N.C. Natural Heritage Program and N.C. Plant Conservation Program, and is a co-founder of the Carolina Vegetation Survey.  As a trustee and board member of public and private conservation granting agencies and foundations, he has helped oversee $400,000,000 of land conservation grants in the Southeastern United States.

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Sunday, February 09, 2020

Rain Gardens

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Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Rain Gardens: How toTurn Your Problem Area into a Native Plant Delight
with Rich Mogensen and Lisa Tompkins

Does your yard have areas where heavy rainfall erodes the soil or the soil simply stays wet?  Our February speakers will tell you how to turn those problem areas into places where the water during heavy rainstorms can be controlled and soggy spots can become beautiful gardens.

Rich Mogensen of Mogensen Mitigation will speak about where and how to design a rain garden in your yard.  Lisa Tompkins of Carolina Heritage Nursery and Its Elemental Landscape Design will talk about native plants that will love living in your rain garden.

Online resources for gardening in the rain
https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/rain-gardens/
https://www.clemson.edu/extension/raingarden/clemson_rain_garden_manual_2016.pdf

Sunday, February 9, at 2 PM

Please join us. Free. Open to the Public.

The growing Southern Piedmont Chapter needs more space for our events so we’ve moved to Shelter 3 at Reedy Creek Park for our indoor meetings.  To find us, take the Reedy Creek Park main entrance road until it dead-ends.  Turn left and follow the park signs to Shelter 3.

Reedy Creek Park, Shelter 3, 2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte NC 28215

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Medicinal and Edible Uses for Native Plants with Marie Noel

(7 p.m.--Please come early, 6:30 p.m., to say hello before the program )
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter



Echinacea purpurea, purple coneflower, by Marie Noel

Our native plants are so much more than landscaping.  Marie Noel, Triad Chapter NCNPS member, will share the many uses of some familiar natives.  Historical medicinal uses and edible options will be discussed as well as methods for creating easy preparations for practical use.  Resources will be shared.

Marie is a long time Greensboro resident and retired registered nurse.  She became interested in herbalism in 2015 and studied with Heart of Herbs School for three years to gain a Master Herbalist certification.  She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild.  She joined the NCNPS early in her Herbalist studies to learn more about native plants and ethical foraging.

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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Woodland Gems:  Stories of Spring Ephemerals of the Piedmont and Mountains with Paula Gross

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Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Woodland Gems:  Stories of Spring Ephemerals of the Piedmont and Mountains
with Paula Gross

Sunday, March 8, 2pm

Please join us. Free. Open to the Public.

The growing Southern Piedmont Chapter needs more space for our events so we’ve moved to Shelter 3 at Reedy Creek Park for our indoor meetings.  To find us, take the Reedy Creek Park main entrance road until it dead-ends.  Turn left and follow the park signs to Shelter 3.

Reedy Creek Park, Shelter 3, 2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte NC 28215

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Saturday, June 06, 2020

2020 Annual Meeting and Picnic

(10:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

We will meet at Hagan Stone Park near Greensboro for our Annual Meeting and Picnic.  We will also have a native plant sale and auction.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference 2020

(July 22-25, 2020)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

Join fellow NC Native Plant Society members in Cullowhee next summer for hikes, lectures and connecting with a wide variety of fellow native plant geeks!

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2020 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

Feb 8 - Iredell County Library in Statesville
May 2 - TBD
August 8 TBD
November 14 TBD

June 6 - Annual Members Picnic

Board Meetings begin at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM -










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