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September 2020

32nd Annual Sculpture in the Garden

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - December 6 @ 5:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Free

Sunday, September 13 to Sunday, December 6, 2020 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays (normal Garden hours) $5 suggested donation; no reservation necessary Each fall, Sculpture in the Garden unites the work of local artists with the curated landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. This year's show features over 60 installations by 41 North Carolina artists. From steel to ceramic, tiny to massive, and abstract to figurative, there’s something for everyone; all ages are welcome. Most sculptures are…

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Members Fall Plant Sale

September 19 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Fall is for planting and WOW, have we got a lot of great plants for you! Because of COVID-19, we are unable to host our customary on-site event, so this fall, our sale will include online ordering and curbside pickup. From mid-September to mid-October, members will have exclusive access to our entire inventory. We are expecting a high volume of transactions.  To keep customer service high and the process smooth, we are limiting the number of members who can sign…

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Outdoor Yoga in the Garden

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$13

with Sam Sather, BSN, MS, C-IAYT, eRYT, Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Tuesday, September 29 (Rain Date: Tuesday, October 6) 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM $13 ($12 Members) Join us for 75 minutes of rejuvenating outdoor yoga. The class will be held outside on the lawn in our Children’s Wonder Garden. You will be immersed in the sounds and sights of nature as Sam leads you through a series of seated, standing and lying poses in the meadow with views of…

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October 2020

iNaturalists in Action: Wildflower Workshop

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$24

with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist; Suzanne Cadwell, Director, UNC ITS-Teaching and Learning Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020 Time: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Fee: $24 ($21 Members) Join us for this online, interactive introduction to recording wildflower (and other plant and wildlife) observations with the iNaturalist mobile app and website (inaturalist.org). We’ll meet virtually by Zoom for this workshop. First, we'll provide an overview of the application, and we'll discuss tips for photographing flora and fauna for identification. We’ll then provide a live, outdoor…

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Introduction to Mushrooms

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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$90

with H. Van Cotter, Mycologist This course is an introduction to mushrooms, including their identification, ecology and cultivation. Session includes classroom discussion on the basic taxonomy of fleshy fungi and a foray to a nearby forest. No prerequisites. This course will be held outdoors in the Garden and in the classroom with a significant portion of the time being spent outdoors. Price includes supply fee, which covers materials for mushroom cultivation bags that participants will be able to take home.…

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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Losing Venus: The Perils of the Carolinas’ Most Charismatic Plant

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

with Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Location: Zoom webinar Fee: Free, preregistration required. The Venus flytrap is the most widely recognized carnivorous plant in the world, but in the wild, it only grows within a 100-km inland radius around Wilmington, North Carolina. Although a few large populations occur on protected lands, the number of individuals is declining and entire populations are being lost. Once a seemingly secure species, Venus flytrap is…

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Hike: Early Autumn at Mason Farm

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC United States
$18

with Ed Harrison, Naturalist Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM Fee: $18 ($16 Members) An in-depth tour of Mason Farm Biological Reserve's Old Farm Trail that travels through some 260 years of cultural and natural history. Explore the beauty of fall, and learn about the Garden's intense management of both field and forest on the Reserve. The walk includes a short hike off-trail into the Shagbark Hickory Forest. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring a walking…

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Book Discussion – The Secrets of Wildflowers: A Delightful Feast of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, and History

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$17

with Fran Whaley, NCBG Garden Guide; Mickey Jo Sorrell, NCBG Garden Guide, Astronomy Educator This virtual course is intended for a broad audience. Students will independently read The Secrets of Wildflowers: A Delightful Feast of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, and History by Jack Sanders and meet via two Zoom sessions (October 20 & November 3) to share wildflower stories, information gleaned from the reading and personal experience. Students will be responsible for presenting two of the native wildflowers featured in the book.…

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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Rare Wildflowers of North Carolina

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

with Mike Kunz, NCBG Conservation Ecologist Join us for a virtual tour across North Carolina to see some of our most rare, beautiful and sometimes overlooked wildflowers. We will explore from the mountains to the coast and learn what makes a plant rare and what is being done to protect them through stories of both woe and conservation success. This talk will be delivered via Zoom webinar. A link and password will be emailed to registrants a few days before…

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Hike: Peak of Autumn at Penny’s Bend

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, Old Oxford Rd
Durham, NC United States
$18

with Ed Harrison, Naturalist Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee: $18 ($16 Members) Explore the fall landscape of this 84-acre natural area in northeast Durham, and learn about how the Garden manages this unique property. Surrounded on three sides by the Eno River, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve encompasses mature forests and prairies with regionally rare plants. Much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear…

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