Seeds and Wildflowers: Early Autumn at Mason Farm
with Ed Harrison, Naturalist
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Join naturalist Ed Harrison for an in-depth tour of the “old farm trail” that travels through some 260 years of cultural and natural history. Participants explore the beauty of fall - the seeds and fall wildflowers - and learn of the positive effects of the Garden’s intense management for both field and forest on the Reserve. There is a short hike off trail into the Shagbark Hickory Forest. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a walking stick (if you use one) and water. Meet at the NCBG Visitor Parking Lot gazebo to drive to the location. Fee: $22 (NCBG Members $20)
About the presenter:
Ed Harrison earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke, with concentrations in environmental impact analysis and in plant community ecology. He’s been an active member of the Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve Management Committee since 1998, leading the Spring and Fall public tours for the Garden since 1999. Ed began doing similar tours for Mason Farm Biological Reserve in 2007.
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