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Plant Communities of the North Carolina Piedmont Class Series

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Plant Communities of the North Carolina Piedmont
Saturdays mornings, September 8 – October 6, 2018
Durham Public Schools Hub Farm, 117 Milton Rd., Durham
 
This course explores the natural history of North Carolina’s Piedmont with a focus on its diverse plant communities. These associations of plants are clues to understanding and interpreting the landscape of our region. We’ll learn how soil moisture is the primary determinate of the plant mix at any given location, and explore the three drainage regimes – xeric (dry), mesic (medium) and hydric (wet). We’ll learn about plant succession – the force that converts a site from bare soil to a mature forest over time through a loosely predictable series of transitional plant communities.

Field trips will visit examples of representative plant communities in the Triangle area, including Duke Forest, Horton Grove Nature Preserve, Oconneechee Mountain, and Willie Duke’s Bluffs on the Eno River.

Classes will be held from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon on Saturday mornings – September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th at the Durham Public Schools Hub Farm, 117 Milton Rd. in Durham.

Instructor: Paul Cameron

For more information: 919-564-9860 or pcameron99@gmail.com

The class is free and pre-registration is required by Friday, August 17. To register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/bJ4XAQkr8o5CzwMY2

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm