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Upcoming Event
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mother’s Day Walk at Mason Farm
Take your mother for a turn around the Mason Farm Biological Reserve’s “old farm trail,” which travels through 260 years of cultural and natural history. Naturalist Ed Harrison will point out wildflowers and discuss how the Garden’s intense management of both field and forest benefits local biological diversity conservation. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring walking stick, insect repellent, and water. Meeting place confirmed after registration. Fee $15 ($12 ncbg members)
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Penny’s Bend Wild Blue Indigo Hike
Enjoy a hike through the spring landscape of this 84-acre natural area surrounded on three sides by the Eno River in northeast Durham. With luck, the wild blue indigo (Baptisia australis) will be in full bloom. Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve encompasses mature forests and remnant diabase glades and prairies with regionally rare plants. Fee: $15 ($12 ncbg members). Directions provided after registration. Note: About 2 miles in length, much of this hike is on primitive trails over uneven terrain, with one short, steep climb up from the river. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring a walking stick, insect repellant, and water.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pollination Tour of the Garden
In honor of National Pollinator Week, we are offering a free pollination-themed tour of the Garden. Come learn about the plight of our native pollinators and the role that native plant gardening plays in pollinator conservation. This 60-minute tour of our Display Gardens will highlight various plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other native pollinators. Participants will also receive tips and resources to turn their home landscape into a pollinator garden. Free, but please register online. Tour will happen rain or shine.


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