Here you’ll find recordings from some of our recent virtual programs. Want to join in live? From virtual lectures to outdoor, distanced walks to hybrid botanical art classes, we have something for everyone.

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Catch up on what you missed!

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
Leave Your Leaves

Karen Stine, Ph.D, Retired Professor and Dean of the School of Sciences, Auburn University
November 10, 2022

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Long Mountain Slopes, and Unique Protected Plants of the Uwharries

Emily Callicutt, Land Protection Specialist, Three Rivers Land Trust
October 27, 2022

 

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
Climate Change Gardening for the South: Planet-Friendly Solutions for Thriving Gardens

Barbara J. Sullivan, Author and graduate of the NC State Master Gardener Program
September 28, 2022

 

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
Connecting Ecosystems for Wildlife and Plantlife Biodiversity Conservation

Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation
September 22, 2022

 

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
Natural Communities of Agapé Center for Environmental Education

Greg Price, Environmental Consultant
August 25, 2022

 

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
Obelisks, Wagon Wheels, and Other Amazing Dragonfly Behaviors

Chris Goforth, Head of Citizen Science, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
August 11, 2022

 

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
Gardening for Joy and Abundance

Chris Liloia, NCBG Curator, Habitat Gardens
June 23, 2022

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Conserving Gray’s Lily (Lilium grayi) through Genetic Diversity Analysis Demographic Monitoring

Ben Brewer, Master’s Student, Appalachian State University with an introduction by Dr. Matt Estep, Assistant Professor of Biology, Appalachian State University
May 26, 2022

 

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
By Loch, Glen, and Fairy-Hill: Human Ecology in the Scottish Highlands

Michael Newton, Ph.D., Author, Scottish Gaelic Historian
May 12, 2022

 

Annual Evelyn McNeill Sims Native Plant Lecture
50 Years of Native Plant and Habitat Conservation in North Carolina: History and the Road Ahead

Julie Moore, Botanist & Endangered Species Biologist; Retired US Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist
April 3, 2022

 

Annual Darwin Day Lecture
Quercus Circus: The Biodiversity and Ecological Value of Oaks

Paul Manos, Ph.D., Professor, Duke University, Department of Biology
February 12, 2022

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Naval Stores and the Longleaf Pine Industry in Southeastern NC

Joel Rose, Executive Director, Sampson County History Museum
February 10, 2022

 

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk
Saving the Wild South – The Fight for Native Plants on the Brink of Extinction

Georgann Eubanks, Author and Documentarian
January 27, 2022

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
How Trees Can Save the World – And What We Can Do to Help

Craig Blackmar, Master Arborist, Leaf & Limb
January 13, 2022

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Venus Flytrap Champions

Debbie Crane, Communications Director, The Nature Conservancy, NC Chapter
November 18, 2021

 

Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture
North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky

Bland Simpson, UNC Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, Author, Musician; Ann Cary Simpson, Photographer
November 7, 2021

 

Virtual Lecture
North Carolina Native Herbal Plant Remedies

Mr. Arvis Boughman, Author, Lumbee Indian Tribe Member; Mr. Robert RedHawk Eldridge, Native American Indian Storyteller/Living Historian
November 4, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
More Than a Garden: What the Garden Writings of D’Arcy McNickle Tell Us About Indigenous Encounters with Settler Colonialism

Daniel M. Cobb, Professor of American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
November 4, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
History and Heritage of the Coker House and Gardens

Dr. W. Woodrow Burns, Former Coker House Resident
October 21, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Form and Function: An Ecological Approach to Stormwater Using Native Plants

Chad Washburn, Vice President of Conservation, Naples Botanical Garden
September 23, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Plants in Ancient Magic and Religion

Dr. Suzanne Lye, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, UNC-Chapel Hill
August 12, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Elderberry Identification, Traditional Uses, and Medicinal Syrup Recipes

Dr. Tracie Locklear-Beasley, Research Assistant Professor, NC Central University
June 24, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Pawpaws and Other Native Tree Fruits

Mary Jac Brennan, Heartplace Farm Consulting
June 10, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Bigleaf Magnolia at Redlair Preserve

Bob Peet and Fisher Stines
April 22, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Lichens of North Carolina: Biology, Distribution, and Conservation

Gary Perlmutter, UNC Herbarium Associate
April 8, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Back to the Future: Suther Prairie Nature Preserve

Dennis Testerman, Conservationist, Preserve Steward at Suther Prairie
March 25, 2021

 

Virtual Program
12 Tips for Happy, Healthy Trees

Craig Blackmar, Master Arborist, Leaf & Limb
March 20, 2021

 

Virtual Workshop
Compost: Your Garden’s Best Friend

In collaboration with Orange County Solid Waste Management
March 19, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Mitigating Climate Change through NC’s Natural and Working Lands

Misty Buchanan, Director, NC Natural Heritage Program
March 11, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Analyzing the Effects of Urban Noise and Light Pollution on Avian Communities

Lauren Pharr, Ornithologist
February 25, 2021

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Rare Wildflowers of North Carolina

Mike Kunz, NCBG Conservation Ecologist
February 11, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Skippers in the Dunes: Habitat Conservation to Support an Endemic Butterfly

Carol Price, conservation biologist, North Carolina Aquariums
January 28, 2021

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink

Curtis Smalling, Director of Conservation, Audubon North Carolina
December 10, 2020

 

Year of the Wildflower Finale
Plant Love Stories

Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, professor of environmental studies, Colby College, and co-founder, Plant Love Stories
December 17, 2020

 

Annual Jenny Elder Fitch Memorial Lecture
Heirloom Seeds: Saving Stories, Preserving Biodiversity

Ira Wallace, author and worker/owner at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
November 1, 2020

 

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

Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation
October 8, 2020

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
The Critical Importance of Plants in Conservation Decision-Making

Regan Smyth, Director of Spatial Analysis, NatureServe
September 24, 2020

 

Virtual Program
Flying Jewels and Wildflowers in the Garden: The Science of Banding Hummingbirds

Susan Campbell, Naturalist
August 22, 2020

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Conserving the Wildflowers of the Eno River Diabase Area

Lesley Starke, Program Manager, NC Plant Conservation Program
August 13, 2020

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Biodiversity Begins at Home

Lynn Richardson, Vice-Chair, Woodcroft Eco-Friendly Landscape Committee
June 11, 2020

 

Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk
Forgotten Landscapes: Restoring Battle Park’s Remnant Woodland

Nick Adams, Battle Park Manager
May 28, 2020

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
In My Lifetime: From Non-Native Introduction to Invasion

Johnny Randall, Director of Conservation Programs, NCBG
May 14, 2020

 

Virtual Lunchbox Talk
Seeds for Humanity

Mike Kunz, NCBG Conservation Ecologist
April 16, 2020

 

Lunchbox Talk
Native Plant Combinations

Chris Liloia, NCBG Habitat Gardens Curator
February 27, 2020