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Upcoming Event
- 4/29/2014
The Wondrous World of Mason Farm Biological Reserve: Photographs by Maria de Bruyn
An exhibition of photographs showing the inherent and fascinating beauty of flora and fauna across seasons at the Reserve. No need to register in advance. Reception with the artist: March 16, 3:00-4:30pm
- 6/30/2014
Overlapping Images of Nature: paintings by Trena McNabb
Reception with the artist: March 16, 3:00-4:30pm No registration required.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Artist reception: 'Overlapping Images of Nature', paintings by Trena McNabb
No registration required.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tour of the Honey Beehive
Sunday, June 1, 2:00–3:00 pm (rain date June 8) This workshop takes place at the Carolina Campus Community Garden (CCCG), located off Cameron Avenue in Chapel Hill. Learn about one of the world’s most fascinating insects, bees, who are responsible for pollinating one-third of the world’s food and produce one of the sweetest treats around. We will explore a live hive with hobbyist beekeeper Anne Cabell, MPH. For all ages and free-of-charge, but please register in advance! For directions to the CCCG and to confirm that the workshop will be held if weather is uncertain, see:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: 'The North American Orchid Conservation Center'
Bring your lunch and join us for a free lecture! Learn about native orchids and the Go Orchids website, the first major product of the North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC, The website currently contains information on orchids of the New England and mid-Atlantic, as well as those that occur in North Carolina. Hear Dennis talk of plans to add orchids from the Southeast and other parts of the country to the database, with a goal of covering all taxa in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2014.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where the Land is the Star
One of the hotspots of the natural world was, and still is, North Carolina. Botanists, naturalists, and explorers gravitated to this land in the 18th and 19th centuries. Although the most celebrated plantsmen of their generationsJohn Fraser, Andre Michaux, John and William Bartram, and Asa Graycould be found exploring North Carolina, the real star was the land. Join Tom Earnhardt as he celebrates the Tar Heel landscape and the people drawn to it. Fee: $15 ($10 NCBG members)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Well-Traveled: On the Influence of William Bartram and His “Travels”
We’ll explore the many facets of Bartram’s influence here and abroad, from poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge, to naturalists including Erasmus, Darwin and grandson Charles, Asa Gray, William Baldwin, and Charles Lyell. Free; advanced registration required
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bartram’s Travels: A Book Review Discussion
An enduring classic that influenced Darwin, Thoreau, Leopold, and others, “Bartram’s Travels” tells how the Philadelphia botanist William Bartram explored the Southeast. Peruse the book on your own and then join us in imagining a landscape now gone. Fee: $15 ($10 NCBG Members)


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