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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

POSTPONED (library events temporarily cancelled, new date TBD) Dr. Sally Koerner—Plants, Pollinators, & UNCG’s New Center Dedicated to Understanding Their Dynamic Relationships

(7:00 p.m.--Please come early, 6:30 p.m., to say hello before the program )
Event Sponsor: Triad Chapter

Dr. Sally Koerner in the greenhouse, by Jiyoung Park (UNCG)

Triad NCNPS members will get a peek at the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s new Plant and Pollinator Center when Dr. Sally Koerner, a co-director, presents the April 1 program. The university’s center is dedicated to understanding plants and pollinators and their dynamic relationship, according to Dr. Koerner, and this work will be the focus of her talk.

As a plant community ecologist and co-director of the UNCG Plant and Pollinator Center, Dr. Koerner studies biodiversity in all its facets in grasslands around the world. Here in NC she studies the imperiled longleaf pine savanna. Her research program is dedicated to preserving the native biodiversity we have left as well as restoring degraded lands for conservation purposes.

Dr. Sally Koerner (center) with graduate students Alyssa Young (left) and Morgan Frost (right) in the greenhouse with wiregrass, Aristida stricta, the dominant grass of longleaf pine savannas, , by Jiyoung Park (UNCG)

Join us Wednesday, April 1st, 7 p.m. at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410 (phone 336-373-2923). All are welcome, though of course we hope you’ll be inspired to join the NCNPS and support efforts to plant more natives and wildlife habitat!

Attendees often arrive a little early to chat and check out door prizes or books. We don’t always have these, but often do. Feel free to bring a native plant to share or save it for fundraisers at the spring and fall outings, or our annual picnic in June. Funds raised support native plant research mini-grants or scholarships to attend the wonderful Cullowhee Native Plant Conference in July.

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