Native Seed Collection Walk
with Amanda Faucette, NCBG Conservation Botanist; Heather Summer, NCBG Seed Program Coordinator
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join us at Mason Farm Biological Reserve for a tour highlighting some of the piedmont’s best fall flora while it is in seed. Participants will learn how to identify plants in seed, how to judge seed quality in the field, the fundamentals of collection, and proper seed storage. Tour participates can expect an approximately 1.5 mile walk over level terrain. Fee: $12 (NCBG Members $ 10.80)
About the presenter:
Amanda is from Castalia, NC. She served five years in the U.S. Navy as a Quartermaster First Class based out of Sasebo, Japan. She earned her M.S. in Plant Biology from NC State University and authored the Vascular Flora of Buxton Woods. Amanda is currently the Conservation Botanist at NCBG.
Heather Summer is the Seed Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Botanical Garden. She has a B.S. in Biology (with a concentration in botany) from Florida State University and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the Garden, Heather worked as a regional vegetation ecologist and project manager for NatureServe in Durham, and as a field biologist for the Florida Natural Areas Inventory in Tallahassee, FL and the J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, GA.