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Carolina Sandhills Plant ID Walk w/Dr. Mellichamp from UNCC & Will Stuart


Event Date: May 18, 2014


Join us for our plant ID walk through the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. We are honored to have Will Stuart lead the walk, accompanied by Dr. Larry Mellichamp (aka Dr. M), professor of Biology at UNC Charlotte. The refuge is approximately 60 miles southeast of Charlotte. To carpool & caravan, please meet at 8 am at the Matthews Community Center; otherwise, plan to meet at the Lake Bee picnic area of the refuge by 9:30 am.

Dr. M will point out botanical highlights of the area. The Carolina Sandhills NWR is known for its longleaf pine forest that provides habitat to the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker

photo by Will Stuart

Red Cockaded Woodpecker (which we'll try to spot). As an added bonus, you'll hear and see a good variety of birds! Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for the trails, and also bring a picnic lunch. Although we should finish at the refuge by 2 pm, Will has graciously agreed to lead any diehards who want to see and hear more to the Oxpen Lake area afterwards.

Don't miss this opportunity to spend time with both Dr. M and Will Stuart. And be sure to purchase a copy of Dr. M.'s new book, "Native Plants of the Southeast," featuring photos by Will Stuart.

To sign up for this event RSVP on Meet Up THEN, email Volunteer Leader, Leslie Wieser at [masked].

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  • Linda

    Thanks to all who organized this outing. I learned a lot and had a good time with a great group!

    May 18, 2014

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