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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
October
10/8/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Second Saturday NCBG Tour
Spaces Remaining: 5
From March to November, join our skilled volunteer Garden Guides on the second Saturday of the month for a guided tour of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Each month offers a glimpse into what’s happening in our unique native plant gardens – from spring wildflowers to fall color – and what makes the NCBG one of the premier conservation gardens in the US. Tours are one (1) hour and space is limited! Please register each member of your party separately.
10/15/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Tour
Spaces Remaining: 11
Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum curator Margo MacIntyre. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.
10/29/2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sandhills: Full Day Field Trip
Spaces Remaining: 7
We will visit a longleaf pine sandhill landscape near Southern Pines, NC, and enjoy seeing a well-managed relict natural area reflecting North Carolina’s biodiversity and history. We’ll walk several miles and see the diversity of natural communities shaped by fire, hydrology, and time, and discuss the ecological dynamics, human history, and conservation needs of the landscape.
November
11/12/2022
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Excursion: Long Mountain Plant Conservation Preserve, Montgomery County
Spaces Remaining: 6
Long Mountain Plant Conservation Preserve is adjacent to the Uwharrie National Forest in Montgomery County. The Preserve is composed of 233 acres of mature hardwood forest and is home to a variety of native plant species. This hike will explore one of the area's Piedmont Monadnock Forests which is very rocky and acidic. Participants will hike about 2 miles including steep terrain and some off-trail travel to learn about the ecology and plant communities of the Uwharrie Mountains. We will discuss management activities including the use of prescribed fire to maintain Piedmont hardwood forests.
11/12/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Second Saturday Tour
Spaces Remaining: 10
From March to November, join our skilled volunteer Garden Guides on the second Saturday of the month for a guided tour of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Each month offers a glimpse into what’s happening in our unique native plant gardens – from spring wildflowers to fall color – and what makes the NCBG one of the premier conservation gardens in the US. Tours are one (1) hour and space is limited! Please register each member of your party separately.
11/19/2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coker Arboretum Tour
Spaces Remaining: 12
Take a tour of this gem on the UNC campus with Coker Arboretum curator Margo MacIntyre. This walking tour will explore the 5-acres that make up the Arboretum, allowing time for observation and discussion. Each tour differs as the gardens change through the seasons.