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North Carolina
Native Plant Society
Southern Piedmont Chapter
Virtual Meeting
March 14, 2021  2:00pm

10 Great Spring Wildflower Walks
in the Charlotte Region

with
Laura Domingo
In this newsletter...
Southern Piedmont Chapter March Meeting
Southern Piedmont Chapter April and May Meetings
Join Us!  New Member Special  Last Chance
Rare Wildflowers of North Carolina   Video
Paula and Larry's Picks

NCNPS Handouts
UNCC Native Plant Studies Classes
Follow Us on Social Media
Southern Piedmont Chapter March Meeting
March 14, 2021  2:00pm
Virtual Meeting   Free  Open to the Public


10 Great Spring Wildflower Walks in the Charlotte Region

with Laura Domingo
Find a socially-distanced way to enjoy spring at our March meeting.  Learn about 10 great wildflower hikes in the Charlotte region.

Laura Domingo is a naturalist with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and has been leading hikes in the area for 14 years. Laura will be sharing some of her favorite local wildflower hikes for us as we get ourselves ready for spring. This will be a fun and informative talk with a mix of inspiration and information.
 
Register for Meeting
What the Bees See
How Native Plants Attract Pollinators

with Botanist Amy Tipton


Southern Piedmont Chapter Meeting
April 11, 2021  2:00pm
Virtual Meeting   Free 
Open to the Public

 
The Hunt for
Charlotte's Treasure Trees

with
Patrick George and Brett DuPree


Southern Piedmont Chapter Meeting
May 9, 2021  2:00pm
Virtual Meeting  Free
Open to the Public
Last Chance!  Special ends February 28th

Wild about natives but not a member? Check out our new member special.  Get an extended membership plus a free gift for joining.  You can join at this link:  https://ncwildflower.org/join-us/
Learn about rare North Carolina wildflowers
from Mike Kunz of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.


Mike Kunz provides a virtual tour across North Carolina to see some of our most rare, beautiful and sometimes overlooked wildflowers. He explores from the mountains to the coast and shares what makes a plant rare and what is being done to protect them through stories of both woe and conservation success.
Paula and Larry's Picks

New to gardening with native plants?

The photo above shows bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis recommended by Paula Gross and Dr. Larry Mellichamp as one of the best plants for going native in your garden.
 



 
You can learn more about the best native plants for your garden in Paula and Larry's new book The Southeast Native Plant Primer.  The UNCC Botanical Gardens offers copies of their book to purchase at this link:  https://bit.ly/3h8QoiF
 
NCNPS has four handouts to help you select native plants for your garden.  They are Favorite Native Plants for the Garden, A Native Plant Color Palette for the Garden, Native Groundcovers for the Garden and Ferns.  You can download a copy of these handouts at this link:  https://ncwildflower.org/native_plants/handouts/
 
UNCC Certificate in Native Plant Studies

UNCC Botanical Gardens has new classes in its Native Plant Studies certificate program.  They include basic and advanced botany, sustainable gardening, landscape design, soils and wildflower ID.  Click on this link for more information and to register for classes.
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