North Carolina Botanical Garden


Nature Walk: Fall Colors at Horton Grove Nature Preserve

with Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, UNC Herbarium; Mark Peifer, Professor of Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Free; preregistration required


Join us for a late-autumn walk at Horton Grove Nature Preserve in central Durham County! We will explore the autumn flora of the meadow, then walk on woodland trails to enjoy the colors of red maple, hickory and beech.


Wear comfortable walking shoes. Children are welcome, but please leave pets at home. Meeting place will be provided upon registration.


Registration open through 11/26/2019 11:00 AM EST

About the Instructor

Carol Ann McCormick is the Curator of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium, a department within the North Carolina Botanical Garden.  She curates the research collection of nearly 1 million specimens of fungi, lichens, mosses, algae, vascular plants and botanical fossils from around the world.  Carol Ann earned her B.A. in Biology from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.  She has worked at the North Carolina Botanical Garden since 1991, and has been a member of the Herbarium staff since 2000.

Mark Peifer is a Professor in the Biology Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is a cell biologist.  "Outside the lab, I live in the woods near Saxapahaw with my spouse and two daughters, and am obsessed with native wildflowers and with reducing global inequities in education and health care.  Ask me about my trips to Haiti, or about that mystery flag which is flying outside my office."


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Horton Grove Nature Preserve

Jock Road
Bahama, NC 27503

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