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May 2021

Taking iNaturalist to the Next Level (Virtual)

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist; Suzanne Cadwell, Director, UNC ITS-Teaching and Learning Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Fee: $26 ($23 Members) You’ve already created an iNaturalist account and shared some observations. Are you eager to take your use of iNaturalist to the next level? If so, please join us for an exploration of iNaturalist's advanced features that can enhance your use of the app and the website, as well as your participation in the iNaturalist community. Whether your…

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Visiting Artist Master Course: Creating the Wow Factor in Botanical Artworks (Virtual)

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a 3-day virtual workshop! In this Visiting Artist Master Course, learn how to employ layered composition and aerial perspective techniques to add depth and drama to botanical artworks. Take your work to the next level with great wall appeal!

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Carolina Moonlight Virtual Party

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the Carolina Moonlight Virtual Party for an entertaining celebration of the region’s biodiversity. Special presentations to include: Director of the UNC Herbarium and Professor, Alan Weakley showcases the vast biodiversity of the southeast United States Curator of the NCBG Habitat Gardens, Chris Liloia gives us a personal tour of the Garden’s dynamic carnivorous plant collection Conservation Ecologist, Mike Kunz discusses the surprising diet of Venus Fly Trap plants Bestselling author and horticulturist, Brie Arthur tells us how to…

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Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Monitoring and Management at the Green Swamp Preserve

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about how The Nature Conservancy monitors and preserves species like the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris), the endangered rough-leaved loosestrife (Lysimachia asperulifolia), and the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) in the Green Swamp and other preserves.

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June 2021

Virtual LUNCHBOX Talk: Pawpaws and Other Native Tree Fruits

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Interest in native tree fruits is growing as people are exploring permaculture, homesteading and a renewed attentiveness to food self-sufficiency. Native fruits have less pest problems and are well-suited to the growing conditions of their bioregion. Mary Jac Brennan will talk about pawpaws, American persimmons, chinquapins, and more in time to prepare your site for fall/winter planting.

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Sustainable Solutions to Your Landscape Challenges (Virtual)

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Are the trees in your garden maturing, resulting in a change in the level of light (sun to shade) in your garden? Or does your garden have existing mature trees, creating challenges for planting without damaging the roots? If so, this class is for you. Wendy Wenck currently oversees the NCBG Green Gardener Clinic where Garden staff and volunteers have answered gardener's questions about native plants for over 10 years. In this class, Wendy will share case study examples of a couple of these common landscape challenges with potential solutions and will field questions from the audience to help you solve your related landscape challenges. 

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September 2021

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

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

with Dr. W. Woodrow Burns, Coker House Resident Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Location: Zoom webinar Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee William C. Coker came to Chapel Hill in 1903 as the first Professor of Botany. Over the first half of the 20th century, Professor Coker, as a botanist, planner and landscape designer, shaped the UNC campus and the Chapel Hill community. He is responsible for the design and creation of the Arboretum, named in his honor.…

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