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Penny’s Bend: A Half-Day Field Trip

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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with Pete Schubert, Engineer, Geologist

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC
Fee: $45 ($41 Members)

Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve is an 84-acre site that protects numerous rare plant species. It is surrounded on three sides by the Eno River in eastern Durham County, North Carolina. This half day field trip will include a visit to distinct plant communities including a remnant Piedmont prairie, rich mesic and alluvial forests, and dry shortleaf pine-dominated bluffs. Rare species found on the Preserve include the smooth purple coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), eastern prairie blue wild indigo (Baptisia minor var. aberrans), hoary puccoon (Lithospermum canescens), and Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria).

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