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January 2019

Speaker Series: Landslides in WNC

January 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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This talk will cover general information about landslides in western North Carolina, the types of landslides most prevalent, where they occur, and what triggers them. It will illustrate what we know about landslides through examples, stories, and photographs.

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February 2019

Speaker Series: Biodiversity of Polk County, North Carolina

February 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Results from a seven year study on the biodiversity of Polk County, North Carolina   Date: 2/23/19; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve Presenter: David Campbell, botanist and ecologist Inventory Biologist David Campbell will be presenting a talk on a multi-year study of the flora and fauna of Polk County, with a particular emphasis on those species that are rare, threatened, or endangered. In July 2018, David and CC published “An…

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March 2019

Speaker Series: Planting a Native Pocket Meadow

March 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Lisa will share her experiences with a variety of small meadow plantings using native Southeastern wildflowers and grasses and talk about how to manage them for year-round interest.

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April 2019

Speaker Series: Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians

April 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Dr. Ellum will explain the ecology of medicinal forest plants and discuss how their sustainable management can contribute to forest land conservation in the Southern Appalachian region. Optional hike following the presentation!

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May 2019

Speaker Series: Native American Rock Carvings of the Carolina Mountains

May 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Chastain will present a slideshow about the petroglyphs, or ancient Native American rock carvings, found in the mountains of both North and South Carolina.

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July 2019

Speaker Series: “The Secret Life of Trees”

July 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Conservatory Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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Trees are vital to our way of life, both for the useful products we derive from wood and as an integral factor in the quality of our lives.  Trees interact with each other and the environment in interesting ways. Optional hike after the presentation!

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