North Carolina Botanical Garden

Program

Spring at Mason Farm

with Ed Harrison, Naturalist

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Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Fee: $21 ($19 Members)

 

Take a turn around the Mason Farm Biological Reserve’s Old Farm Trail, which travels through some 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.

About 2.5 miles in length, the hike includes a short off-trail foray into the old-growth Shagbark Hickory forest. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring insect repellent, water, and a walking stick, if you ever use one.

 

NOTE: We will meet off-site and then carpool to Mason Farm. The meeting spot will be provided upon registration.

 


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Remaining Seats: 2

Registration open through 4/30/2021 12:00 PM EST | Refund Policy


About the Program Leader

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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Location

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

 

Note: This walk does NOT begin at Mason Farm; we will meet off-site and then carpool to Mason Farm. Directions will be provided upon registration.

 

For more information about Mason Farm, visit http://ncbg.unc.edu/mason-farm-biological-reserve/.


UNC Community Standards

We are taking extensive precautions to make sure the Garden is a safe place to visit, and we need your help to keep it safe for everyone. When registering, you must agree to abide by the UNC Community Standards. Read the UNC Community Standards here.

 

In brief, please follow these practices:

  • Before leaving home for class, check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist. Do not attend class if you are experiencing any symptom(s) indicated on the screening checklist. If you are not able to attend class for this reason, we will offer you a full refund as course credit or to your credit card.

  • Watch your distance and remain 6 feet apart from others.

  • Bring a mask with you. Wear a mask at all times indoors and when you are unable to maintain a 6' distance outdoors.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • Wipe off your work area before class with disinfecting wipes that will be available in the classroom.


By doing these things, you are doing your part to keep others safe both on campus and in our local communities.