Plant Communities of the North Carolina Piedmont


Date and Time:

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00am

Registration Deadline:

Saturday, May 9, 2020, 9:00am

 These associations of plants are clues to understanding and interpreting the landscape of our region. We’ll learn how soil moisture is the primary determinate of the plant mix at any given location, and explore the three drainage regimes – xeric (dry), mesic (medium) and hydric (wet). We’ll learn about plant succession – the force that converts a site from bare soil to a mature forest over time through a loosely predictable series of transitional plant communities.

Field trips will visit examples of representative plant communities in the Triangle area, including Duke Forest, Horton Grove Nature Preserve, Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, and Willie Duke's Bluffs on the Eno River.

The first class will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at the North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd. in Durham, with subsequent classes in the field on Saturdays: April 11, April 18, April 25, and May 9 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (no class on May 2).

  • Instructor: Paul Cameron
  • Teaching Assistant: Greg Price

How to Register:

This class counts as 5 hours of Criteria II or CE for the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program. 

The class fee is $25 and pre-registration is required by Friday, March 20. Please register here.



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