Certificate Program in Native Plant Studies
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Introduction to MushroomsRegistration Closed
This course is intended for a broad audience as an introduction to mushrooms, including their identification, ecology and cultivation. Session includes classroom discussion on the basic taxonomy of fleshy fungi and a foray to a nearby forest. Price includes supply fee, which covers materials for mushroom cultivation bags that participants will be able to take home. No prerequisites.
1:30 PM - 3/4/2023 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 2/11/2023 12:30 PM
9:30 AM - 2/10/2023 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3/26/2023 4:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Penny's Bend: A Half Day Field Trip
Spaces Remaining: 6
Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve is an 84-acre site that protects numerous rare plant species. It is surrounded on three sides by the Eno River in eastern Durham County, North Carolina. This half day field trip will include a visit to distinct plant communities including a remnant Piedmont prairie, rich mesic and alluvial forests, and dry shortleaf pine-dominated bluffs. Rare species found on the Preserve include the smooth purple coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), eastern prairie blue wild indigo (Baptisia minor var. aberrans), hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens), and Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria).
Much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring insect repellent, water, and a walking stick, if you ever use one.
1:00 PM - 4/26/2023 3:15 PM
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
9:30 AM - 6/24/2023 12:30 PM