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Statewide Events

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Sunday, March 01, 2020

Triangle Reid Field Trip:  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill NC

(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

We’ll explore some of Triangle Land Conservancy’s 296-acre Johnston Mill Nature Preserve north of Chapel Hill,  looking for spring ephemerals and enjoying the varied terrain and forest habitats as well as views of New Hope Creek.  With Herb & Pat Amyx’s eagle eyes We’re sure to make some interesting discoveries!

We’ll probably meet at the 2713 Mt. Sinai Rd., Chapel Hill, NC entrance, but please register at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and send us your contact info so we can confirm.  Parking is very limited so we encourage carpooling.  We’ll leave the Reid Garden at 1:10 PM if you want to join us there. We can also try to coordinate carpooling from other locations. 

https://www.triangleland.org/explore/nature-preserves/johnston-mill-nature-preserve

Please contact Amy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register. 
Please send your mobile phone # when you register in case we need to reach you about the trip.


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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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cliff flora of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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


The Blue Ridge Chapter invites you to join us for our March meeting in Boone. This month, we’ll have two presenters: Georgia Harrison, graduate student at Appalachian State University and recipient of one of the Native Plant Society’s Shinn grants, will talk about her project studying cliff ecosystems in Linville Gorge. Following her presentation, Annkatrin Rose will give an introduction to our chapter’s 2020 plant phenology walk series and how to participate using iNaturalist.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Phenology Walk - March 20

(8 - 11 AM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for an early morning hike to see what’s blooming along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Phenology Walk - March 27

(8 - 11 AM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for an early morning hike to see what’s blooming along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Triangle Reid Field Trip: White Pines Nature Preserve, Chatham County

(2:00PM to 4:00PM)
Event Sponsor: Margaret Reid Chapter

Join us in exploring Triangle Land Conservancy’s White Pines Nature Preserve south of Pittsboro at the confluence of the Rocky and Deep Rivers. We’re hoping to see the tail end of the spring ephemerals along with the white pines the preserve is named for.

Meet at White Pines parking lot (end of State Road 1959 in Chatham Cty.) at 2 PM.  Or carpool from the Reid Garden, leaving at 1 PM sharp.  Directions to White Pines are available on the Triangle Land Conservancy website, or by Googling White Pines Nature Preserve, NC.

Please contact Amy Mackintosh (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to register for this trip and let her know where you plan to meet us.

SPECIAL NOTE:  This trip is on the last weekend in March instead of 1st in April.

https://www.triangleland.org/explore/nature-preserves/white-pines-nature-preserve


Friday, April 03, 2020

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Phenology Walk - April 3

(8 - 11 AM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for an early morning hike to see what’s blooming along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Phenology Walk - April 10

(8 - 11 AM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for an early morning hike to see what’s blooming along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Phenology Walk - April 17

(8 - 11 AM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for an early morning hike to see what’s blooming along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Mountains-to-Sea Trail Phenology Walk - April 24

(8 - 11 AM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for an early morning hike to see what’s blooming along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!

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Friday, May 01, 2020

2020 NCNPS Spring Outing - May 1-3

(May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society

The annual NCNPS Spring Outing for 2020 is May 1, 2 and 3 in the Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City area.  Please join us for some remarkable botanizing in a truly exquisite area of North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-renowned preserve of wildflower diversity—over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants are found in the park, more than in any other North American national park. Although a final agenda is still being developed, information about the Outing is below. Although a final agenda is still being developed, information about the Outing is below.

Silent Plant Auction –We hope to continue our legacy of plant auctions. Donations of unusual and hard to find plants are requested.  Proceeds will support NCNPS operations.

Hikes – Hikes will be in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in the Nantahala National Forest. Details are forthcoming as we finalize locations and hike leaders.

Lodging – A block of rooms is being held at the Sleep Inn Bryson City at a rate of $119/king or $129/2 queen beds + tax/night until April 27 for the nights of May 1 & 2.  Call the hotel directly at 828-488-0326 and mention the NC Native Plant Society. Ask for other discounts for additional days (senior, etc.). The Where to Stay page on the Bryson City Chamber of Commerce lists other accommodations Lodging.  Spring Outing participants are responsible for making their own accommodations. 

Meals—Spring Outing participants are responsible for obtaining their own meals.

Questions can be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can!

 


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Boone in Bloom at the Appalachian State University Nature Preserve

(6:30 - 9 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

Join the Blue Ridge Chapter for a wildflower walk at the Appalachian State University Nature Preserve! For our monthly meeting on May 13 in Boone, we will be doing an outdoors program. Dr. Annkatrin Rose, botany instructor in the Biology department and founder of the Boone in Bloom Facebook page, will take us on a tour of the preserve to see what’s blooming in the woods and learn how this area is used for classes and research. We aim for meeting at 6:30 PM so we can get on the trail by 7. We will meet in the parking lot at the top of Bodenheimer Drive near the wind turbine. Bring your walking shoes and dress for the weather.

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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 08, 2020

Daniel Boone Native Gardens Tour 2020

(7-8 PM for garden tour, come early or stay late to stroll around on your own)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter


Come join the Blue Ridge Chapter for a summer tour of the Daniel Boone Native Gardens and lots of good info on growing native plants in your own home landscape! This outdoors program will take place on July 8 at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens at 651 Horn in the West Drive. Bring your walking shoes and dress for the weather!

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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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