North Carolina Botanical Garden


Morgan Creek Valley Tour

with Johnny Randall, NCBG Director of Conservation

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Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fee: $25 ($22 Members)


The Morgan Creek Valley in Orange County holds a wealth of natural and cultural heritage, from ice-age rhododendron bluffs and rare wildflowers to American Indians and moonshiners. Come prepared for several short hikes as we explore the length of the Morgan Creek valley, journeying by van from its headwaters near Maple View Farm to the Triassic Basin bottomlands of the Mason Farm Biological Reserve, a magnificent birding area where 118 bird species have been documented. $25 ($22 Members)

Preregistration required. Fee includes transportation by van in between tour sites. Come prepared for short hikes, sometimes on uneven ground, where sturdy shoes are recommended. Please bring water, and feel free to bring a walking stick if you wish.


Meet at the NCBG visitor parking lot gazebo.





Remaining Seats: 2

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 2/14/2020 11:59 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

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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Meet at the gazebo in the NCBG visitor parking lot.


North Carolina Botanical Garden

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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