When: Saturday, November 5th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (rain date: Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12 noon)
Where: NC Botanical Gardens in Orange County, NC —directions here
Description: Tour two valuable wetland areas—Big Oak Woods and Morgan Creek Floodplain Forest—that are part of the NC Botanical Garden’s Mason Farm Biological Reserve. Big Oak Woods is one of the largest tracts of mature bottomland swamp forest remaining in the Piedmont, with some trees exceeding 300 years of age. Morgan Creek Floodplain Forest is part of one of the largest, most intact tracts of Piedmont swamp forest remaining. Field trip will be led by the wonderful Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs at the Botanical Gardens.
Registration required; to reserve a spot, email Laura England (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: Mason Farm is open to the public for free, but contributions to Mason Farm can be made through www.ncbg.unc.edu (which provides all their management funds).
Learn more about Mason Farm, CarWA Wetland Treasure Site.