Scheduled Events Listed By Chapter

(See the Events by Other Groups page for even more events.)

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Triad December Member Slideshare & Seed Exchange

(7 p.m.--welcome early to visit and check out seeds in the seed exhchange)
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

American beautyberry, Callicarpa Americana, with a rustic sphinx moth caterpillar, Manduca rustica, hiding in plain sight (by Nancy Lee Adamson)

Join us to share photos, food, and stories of our native plant adventures and encounters. Members and anyone interested in native plants are welcome to all our meetings. Don’t worry if you haven’t been saving seeds—there are always plenty to share. If you have photos or food to share, please click on “Read More!”

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Lookin’ for Lichen Hike - postponed

(1-3 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

This hike has been postponed to January 13, 2019, same place and time. We’re expecting a major winter storm this weekend and that section of the Parkway has already been closed in anticipation of snow and ice.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

4th Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and Seed/Plant/Book Swap

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

Mark your calendars and bag your native plant seeds! The 2018 Holiday Party and Seed Swap for the Blue Ridge Chapter of the North Carolina Native Plant Society will be on Wed., Dec. 12, at the Holiday Inn Express on Blowing Rock Road in Boone.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Our Native Plants: The Impact of Invasive Insects and Diseases and SEED SHARE

(2:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Swamp Oak trees at the 9/11 Memorial NYC.

If you are wondering what’s eating our native trees and plants, please join us at our January 13, 2019 presentation with Dr. Don Booth, Entomologist, formerly of Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, Charlotte NC. Here in the Southeast, we enjoy a high species richness which includes a diverse tree canopy covering the forest floor of native plant communities. Don will discuss the risks and impact of invasive diseases and insects that are affecting current environmental stability, and the changes we may anticipate. And provide an update on hotspots of the Southern Pine Beetle (SPB), Hemlock Wooley Adelgid and Emerald Ash Borer.

Treaty Oak tree, Austin TX Our speaker Dr. Don Booth, works include managing the reforestation of the 9/11 Memorial urban trees at ground zero and saving the Treaty Oak Tree in Austin Tx., which is now producing acorns. Don authors scientific journals, books and speaks at national conferences. With author/wife Maggie Barker Booth, Don assisted with the book Treasure in the City all about the National Registry Trees in Charlotte.

Don is an active outdoorsman enjoying fishing (catch and release only), monitoring forest lands and wildlife, and providing expert advice on Charlotte’s urban trees.

Stay for the SEED SHARE!
We exchange native plant seeds, (moved from the stormed-out Dec meeting) and ALL are invited to partake-whether you bring or not, everyone adds to their native communities at the SEED SHARE.
Please Join Us. Open to the public. Free.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte NC 28215

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2018 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:
February Board Meeting will be held in Salisbury NC. Further details will be provided at a later date.

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

Chapter Meetings and Events

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