North Carolina Botanical Garden


Virtual Lunchbox Talk: Monitoring and Management at the Green Swamp Preserve (Venus flytrap, longleaf pine, Lysimachia)

with Dale Shew, Biological Consultant; Roger Shew, Senior Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Science, UNC Wilmington

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Location: Zoom webinar

Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee


Monitoring studies are essential for the management and preservation of select species, but also for restoration and management on a broader community scale. The Nature Conservancy has supported long-term studies on longleaf pine restoration, the endangered species Lysimachia asperulifolia, and Venus flytrap in the Green Swamp and other preserves. The studies are particularly important for determining the success of restoration efforts but also in quantifying impacts of seasonal controlled burns.



Green Swamp Composite


The North Carolina Botanical Garden has partnered with the Friends of Plant Conservation to offer several excursions and Lunchbox Talks that highlight some of our state's rarest plants and natural areas. 


 An excursion to Green Swamp & Boiling Springs Lakes is being planned for Saturday, June 5. Registration for this event will open soon.

About the Speakers

Dale Shew

Dale has worked as a field consultant and volunteer for The Nature Conservancy for 20 years. She received a B.S. in Biology from UNCW and an M.S. in Plant Ecology from NC State.

Roger Shew

Roger teaches at UNC Wilmington in the Earth and Ocean Sciences and Environmental Sciences departments. He is Co-Chair on Sustainability as well as the Natural Areas Stewardship committees at UNCW and is on the Board of Cape Fear River Watch. He has been working and volunteering with The Nature Conservancy for 20 years. Roger received a B.A. in Earth Science from UNCW, M.S. in Geology from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a M.Sci.Ed. from the University of Houston.

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Registration open through 5/27/2021 12:10 PM



This program will be offered online via Zoom or other virtual learning program.
More details will be provided a few days before the event.