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Friday, May 25, 2018

Hardin Road Plant Rescue

(9 AM - 12 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

We have permission to rescue plants ahead of the Hardin Road paving work being done in the Boone area. There are a lot of spring ephemerals to be rescued in that area. This involves digging plants along designated sections of Hardin Road, and then planting them at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens. There are a lot of spring ephemerals to be rescued in that area. Feel free to join us! You are welcome to take plants home as well. We ask that for every two plants you dig, you give one to the Gardens. Thanks to everyone for helping out!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

ROCKY FACE RECREATION AREA WILDFLOWER HIKE

(9:00AM - 2:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

We will meet in the parking area at 9:00. We will hike approximately 3-3.5 miles – mostly the Hollow Rock Trail. Please not that all the trails at Rocky Face are strenuous. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and food. We will eat lunch at the top and enjoy the beautiful view before looping around and heading back down.

 

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

2018 NCNPS Annual Meeting, Picnic, and Plant Auction

(9:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

           
We will have our Annual Meeting, Picnic, and Plant sale/auction on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Hagan Stone Park in Greensboro.  We will provide chicken, Bar B Que, coleslaw. and drinks..  Bring a dish to share and a plant for the sale/auction if you have one. 

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Monday, June 11, 2018

FERNS! JOYCE KILMER MEMORIAL FOREST

(10:00AM - 2:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

We will meet at 10:00 at the parking area for the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail. We will focus on the many fern species that are along the trail and learn about key features that will help with fern identification. The U.S. Forest Service describes the trail “as a figure eight pattern. On the lower slopes it traverses through an acidic cove forest dominated by tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), black birch (Betula lenta), yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava), and sadly dead eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis). The upper slopes along the trail support a rich cove forest dominated by tulip poplar, yellow buckeye, basswood (Tilia americana var. heterophylla), red oak (Quercus rubra), silverbell (Halesia tetraptera), and cucumber-tree (Magnolia acuminata).”
Please dress appropriately and bring plenty of water to drink. After the hike we can have lunch in the picnic area and possibly explore another trail if people feel up to it!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fern Identification

(7 - 9 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

The Blue Ridge Chapter invites you to our monthly meeting on June 13 in Boone. This month’s topic will be Fern Identification with Tracie Jeffries with a focus on fern morphology and terminology using our local native ferns as examples.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CRAGGY GARDENS WILDFLOWER HIKE

(9:00AM - 3:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

We will start at the Craggy Gardens picnic area and follow the Mountain-to-the-Sea Trail to where it crosses the BRP near the Graybeard Mt. Overlook.  This will be about a 3 mile hike. At the end of the hike we can do an optional and short hike, 1.4-mile roundtrip, to the top of the 5,892-foot summit Craggy Pinnacle at Craggy Gardens. At the top is a spectacular 360-degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Please wear sturdy shoes, bring raingear, plenty of water, and snacks.

 

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Monday, August 06, 2018

FRYING PAN GAP TRAIL WILDFLOWER HIKE

(9:00AM - 2:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

We will meet at 9:00 at milepost 408 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a grassy area for cars to park. But be careful and do not block the gate. The hike is along an old gravel road and gradually climbs to an old fire tower. The hike is moderate and about 1.5 miles roundtrip. The view is spectacular and there are several other side trails to explore! Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks.


Friday, September 14, 2018

IVESTOR GAP TRAIL WILDFLOWER HIKE

(8:00AM - 3:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Western NC Chapter

“Hike this double-summit, ultra-scenic five-mile loop on the Art Loeb and Ivestor Gap trails, summiting Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain. It’s a sun-drenched, blueberry and blackberry-filled adventure over two bald mountains to some incredible views.”  The 5.1 mile roundtrip hike is rated moderate. Weather can change quickly especially at these elevations so come prepared and bring plenty of water and food. After the hike we can visit the hanging bog at Wolf Mt. overlook along the BRP.

 

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2018 Calendar
Spring Picnic and Annual Meeting June 2, 2018, Hagen Stone Park, Greensboro

Board Meeting dates:

March 24, 2018 - Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, Greensboro
May 19, 2018 - Reynolda Branch Library, Winston-Salem
August 18, 2018 - Iredell Co. Library, Statesville
November 10, 2018 - Charlotte, TBD


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










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