Statewide Events

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Daniel Boone Native Gardens Tour 2020 (Zoom Meeting)

(7-8 PM for zoom meeting, feel free to walk the Gardens 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! Due to safety concerns associated with the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in North Carolina, we will not be meeting in person at the Gardens this year but instead will be holding a virtual tour on Zoom and have a number of experts on call to answer your native plant gardening questions. You are welcome to join from your home or walk the Gardens on your own and zoom in from your cell phone while walking around. The Gardens are located at at 651 Horn in the West Drive. Bring your walking shoes and dress for the weather!

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Summer Yard Tours in Boone

(9 - 10 AM, 10 - 11 AM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

Two members of our chapter are inviting interested folks to tour their native plant yards! There will be guided tours of two yards which are close together on Saturday, July 11 from 9 - 10, and 10 - 11 am. Visitors are required to wear face masks and to maintain a reasonable distance. There will be two tours at each yard starting at 9 and 10 am, with a possible third tour at 11 - noon if there is demand. See below for a description of the yards and instructions how to register.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Venus Flytraps at Fairy Day

(noon - 4 PM)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

Bring the kids to meet the bugs and feed the flytraps at Fairy Day at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens! Instead of the usual craft activity, we will set up a flytrap feeding station with social distancing measures in mind. We will also have info material for parents and teachers and suggestions for insect life cycle crafts to do at home, as well as plants for sale (flytraps, as well as milkweed for raising monarchs).

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference 2020 - Canceled

(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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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Field Trip: Longleaf Pine Communities of the Sandhills

Event Sponsor: Southern Piedmont Chapter

Join us for a field trip to hike in the Sandhills Gamelands in Hoffman, NC. The hike will be led by experts Bruce Sorrie and Will Stuart.

Open to members only.

Check back later for details and registration.

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2020 Calendar

Board Meeting dates:

May 9 - Online
August 8 TBD
November 14 TBD

June 6 - Annual Members Picnic - Cancelled

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

Chapter Meetings and Events

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