North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: Virtual Tour of the Morgan Creek Valley

with Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


The Morgan Creek Valley holds a wealth of natural and cultural heritage - from ice-age rhododendron bluffs and rare plants to American Indians and moonshiners. Come on a virtual tour and explore the length of the Morgan Creek valley from its headwaters near Maple View Farm to the Triassic Basin bottomlands of the Mason Farm Biological Reserve, all of which occurs within Orange County.



Registration open through 5/9/2019 12:00 PM

About the Speaker

Johnny Randall received his B.A. in biology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in botany at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  For a total of ten years, Johnny was a faculty member at Salem College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Florida.  Johnny joined the North Carolina Botanical Garden in 1998 as assistant director for conservation and is also adjunct faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.  His training and research interests are in plant reproductive ecology, rare plant biology, and conservation biology.  At the NCBG Johnny oversees the conservation and management of natural areas and administers rare plant programs.  Johnny also serves on numerous boards and advisory committees and is the current president of the North Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council.

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Reeves Auditorium

Allen Education Center, Building A
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517