Plant Communities of North Carolina
with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist
This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.
Dates: Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29; Inclement weather date Thursday, May 6
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Fee: $135 ($122 Members)
Please Note: This course will be transitioned to an online format, as needed. If we transition to the online format, the course would meet via Zoom on the dates and times listed above. We will alert registrants to a transition plan to online as early as we possibly can.
This course is intended for a broad audience and introduces students to North Carolina’s rich diversity of plant communities. Variations in geology, climate, soils, fire regimes, landscape positions, and other factors have resulted in the creation of distinctive ecosystems: subtropical maritime forests, salt marshes, longleaf pine savannas and sandhills, pocosins, oak-hickory forests, bottomland hardwoods, swamps, spruce-fir forests, rock outcrops and glades, fens, and grasslands. This course explores the causes and history of North Carolina’s plant community diversity.