North Carolina Botanical Garden


LUNCHBOX Talk: Connecting with Wildlife Habitat

with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist
The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Fee: Free, preregistration required.


Picture yourself on a deserted island…alone. Increasingly, our wildlife and plant species find themselves in nearly isolated, shrinking habitat with limited, often life-threatening options for moving between habitats to find food, mates, breeding sites, and refuge. Join Ecologist Julie Tuttle to learn about our diverse habitats, the wild life they support, and the state of habitat connectivity in our area. Results of a recent project, A Landscape Plan for Wildlife Habitat Connectivity in the Eno River and New Hope Creek Watersheds, as well as regional planning efforts show us where, and how, we can support the persistence of wildlife and plant populations into the future.


Registration open through 2/12/2020 11:59 PM

About the Speaker

Julie Tuttle is an ecologist and biogeographer whose work has focused on the natural communities of North Carolina and other parts of the southeast, especially the southern Appalachian forests of North Carolina and Tennessee and, more recently, the distribution of native plants along Piedmont roadsides and landscape habitat connectivity for Piedmont wildlife.  She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Geography from the University of Georgia.  She has taught a variety of field and classroom courses in ecology, geography, and academic scientific writing (including a course on citizen science).  She most enjoys being outside, whether she’s co-teaching forest ecology in the mountains of western North Carolina, or photographing plants and insects on a Piedmont roadside for her own citizen science project on iNaturalist.


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Allen Education Center, Building A
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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