SE Coastal Chapter

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Sarracenia minor

Photo: Hooded Pitcher Plant

Our Events

The SE Coastal Chapter meets for field trips and other events. The southeastern region of North Carolina is rich in unusual plants, such as Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, and orchids. Popular destinations include the Green Swamp and the Ghost Savannah. We usually meet monthly on a Sunday afternoon except for July, but times vary. Please check the calendar below for details. Find recordings of our online meetings on YouTube.

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Other Chapter Activities

Please visit our Facebook page for the latest field trip photo albums and more! 

June 19, 2022 Shelton Herb Farm

We visited Shelton Herb Farm, which propagates many native plants. Margaret Shelton talked to our small but interested group about the history of the farm, which has been in her family for over 200 years. 

May 21, 2022 Ghost Savannah Walk

Dr. John Taggart led our Ghost Savannah walk about 45 minutes north of Wilmington North Carolina. This wet pine savannah has been described as one of the Southeast’s most rare and unique natural gardens. It was an overcast day which made the walk pleasant.  Since we have not had any rain, it was quite dry.  Pitcher plants were not blooming because of lack of rain.

Other Activity

Other Plant Walks

Hutaff Island with Dr. Paul Hosier
(October 2021)

Sand-loving plants at Hutaff Island
UNCW Bluethenthal Wildlflower Preserve with Dr. Darrin Penneys (June 2021)
Carolina State Park with Dr. John Taggart (February 2019)
Trail discussion at Carolina State Park
EV-Henwood Nature Preserve with Dr. Larry Mellichamp (October 2017)

Picture Albums

For information on local habitats and the plant species associated with them, please see the photo albums below. For instance, information on beach plants can be found in the Bald Head Island and Fort Fisher albums; pine savanna plants can be found in the Green Swamp and Shaken Creek albums.

Shelton Herb Farm (October 9, 2011)
Carolina Beach State Park (September 11, 2011)

Propagation Workshop with Alistair Glen (June 05, 2011)

Green Swamp and Boiling Spring Lakes (May 21, 2011)

Shaken Creek Preserve (April 11, 2011)

Southeastern Community College and Lake Waccamaw (March 27, 2011)

Airlie Gardens (February 20, 2011)

Holly Shelter Game Land (November 07, 2010)

Bald Head Island (September 12, 2010)

The Green Swamp and Boiling Spring Lakes (August 14, 2010)

Fort Fisher (July 11, 2010)

Poplar Grove (June 13, 2010)

Ev-Henwood Preserve (May 16, 2010)

Carolina Beach State Park (April 25, 2010)

Halyburton Park walk March 2010 (March 28, 2010)

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