Events for April 13, 2024 – The North Carolina Arboretum Events for April 13, 2024 – The North Carolina Arboretum

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Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design

Baker Exhibit Center

Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design January 20 – May 12 Baker Exhibit Center In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing …

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Asheville Orchid Festival

Education Center

World-class orchid growers and breeders along with regional orchid societies will exhibit at this annual show by the Western North Carolina Orchid Society, with hundreds of orchids presented in carefully crafted displays.

Spring Native Tree ID – Field Experience A

ONSITE | Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. When we think of flowers in the spring, our attention often is turned towards the numerous showy flowers found on herbaceous plants on the forest floor. If we look upwards, however, we learn to notice the many species of mountain trees that also begin blooming …

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Guided Trail Walk

Baker Exhibit Center

Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a guided trail walk! April through October, this free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season and each guide’s …

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Guided Trail Walk

Baker Exhibit Center

Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a guided trail walk! April through October, this free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season and each guide’s …

Stream Salamanders as Biological Indicators of Water Quality: Field Research at Highlands Biological Station

FIELD | Saturday, April 13, 1 – 4 p.m. Southern Appalachian headwater streams are home to a great diversity of salamander species. Because salamanders are sensitive to environmental change, they may be used (along with macroinvertebrates) as biological indicators of stream health. Participants in this field experience taught by Naturalist/Educator Patrick Brannon will view a …