News and Notes from Southern Piedmont Chapter

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From: Beth Davis

Subject: News and Notes from Southern Piedmont Chapter

Date: March 15, 2018 12:25:24 PM EDT

NC Native Plant Society’s version of March Madness…we’re all familiar with the excitement of Spring!

I am sharing a project (pdf attached) from Will Pearson, a senior at Northwest School of the Arts that is native plant and butterfly friendly. If you can find time to support Will in his senior project by volunteering to help plant or to supply plants please contact Will directly (willpill202) This is so important for future generations of not only people but butterflies too.

NCNPS-SP Chapter has several volunteer opportunities coming up–more details to Follow:

  • Pollinator Garden installation on April 28, 11-2PM in Mt. Holly, newly designated a Bee City USA. Allison Pittman will be looking for materials and volunteers. Contact Allison at
  • Southern Piedmont Chapter is looking for 1-2 Volunteers to Co-Chair chapter events in the next year, Starting July 1. Lisa and I will transition the new leadership team over the next year. This is a wonderful opportunity to make friends and build relationships with fellow plant geeks and botanically oriented friends. Please contact Beth ncnpsspchapter if you are interested.

​Thank you to Betsy Coo​ke for the fabulous plants for the March meeting raffle including a big pot of Sweet Betsy trillium and a handmade bird feeder, and thank you to Lisa Tompkins of Carolina Heritage Nursery for donating several plants including some wild ginger.

The April meeting, April 8 will be a hike, location TBD…we need to watch the weather, but you can be sure we’ll find some delightful spring wildflowers to view.

Upcoming plant sales and plant events include:

  • Winghaven Spring Plant Sale April 5-7
  • UNC Charlotte Botanical Garden Plant Sale April 13-14
  • Tuesday, April 17th at 1:00pm, and Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00pm, Join environmental educator Carla Vitez for a unique tour in the Van Landingham Glen UNCC BG. Get to know eight of our most majestic native species through the words of naturalist Donald Peattie, as Carla‘s interpretation blends botany, history, and the human connection to these forest icons. Meet at the Greenhouse

Help Save The Monarchs at NWSA.pdf.pdf

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