Past Events from April 17 – April 19 – The North Carolina Arboretum Past Events from April 17 – April 19 – The North Carolina Arboretum

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Spring Native Flora ID- Field Version

FIELD | Five Sessions: Wednesdays, April 3 – May 8 (No Class April 10), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. + (Hikes may go longer.) In this entirely field-based class led by Naturalist Scott Dean, you will learn to identify native mountain flora on the trail by training your eyes and using a non-technical dichotomous keying …

Spring Native Tree Identification – Intensive

ONSITE | Thursday, April 18, 1 – 5 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 at …

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Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope

Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard by Douglas Tallamy ONSITE | Two Sessions: Thursday, April 4 & 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants …

You are Here: Understanding & Reading Maps

ONSITE | Friday, April 19, 1 – 3 p.m. With GPS built into our phones and cars, we are increasingly in danger of losing our ways of navigating. Expand your understanding of topographic and geologic maps with this course taught by Geologist Anton DuMars. An in-class portion will focus on an investigation of map symbols, …