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Mini-Outing to North Croatan National Forest (NOW FULL)
The Sierra Club will run an afternoon field trip to the north Croatan on Sunday, 26 August, from 2 to 5:30 pm. This trip will focus on savanna plants, especially rare species, although we may see several species of butterflies as well. Most of the plants we’ll see will be different from those we’ve seen on recent south Croatan field trips, because they are ones that are mostly associated with loamy soils, rather than sandy soils. Such “loamy soil species” we’ll look for will include the very rare and decreasing LeConte’s thistle (at its northern limit) and Hooker’s milkwort (also at its northern limit). We will also see native orchids, possibly including the rare and decreasing yellow-fringeless orchid. The trip will involve driving to multiple areas and some short walks (sometimes through knee-high vegetation) to get to the plant sites. Long pants and close-toed footwear (i.e. no flip-flops etc.) are required. If you have binoculars that focus closely (within about five feet), bring them—they are good for looking at butterflies. There is no fee for the trip, but participants will be required to sign a waiver. There is a limit of 15 participants. To sign up, contact field trip leader John Fussell, [masked] Instructions to the meeting site will be given to participants when they sign up.

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The Sierra Club, founded by John Muir in 1892, is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Croatan Group of the NC Sierra Club serves Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico counties. Join us for a fun nature outing, attend an upcoming event to learn more about important environmental issues, and learn how you can help to protect our local environment and beyond!

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