North Carolina Botanical Garden


Early Autumn at Mason Farm

with Ed Harrison, Naturalist

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Date: Saturday, October 6

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Fee: $15 ($13 Members)


An in-depth tour of Mason Farm Biological Reserve's Old Farm Trail that travels through some 260 years of cultural and natural history. Explore the beauty of fall, and learn about the Garden's intense management of both field and forest on the Reserve. The walk includes a short hike off-trail into the Shagbark Hickory Forest. 


Wear sturdy footwear and bring water (and a walking stick if you use one). Meeting spot supplied upon registration. 


About the Instructor

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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Mason Farm Biological Reserve
Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Meeting spot supplied upon registration.