FRIENDS OF PLANT CONSERVATION
...conserving North Carolina's imperiled plants in their natural habitat by supporting the NC Plant Conservation Program...
The view from the top of Cedar Cliff Mountain. Photo by Jenny Stanley, and that's Cheryl taking in the view.
INTERNATIONAL FOREST DAY - MARCH 24, 2017
In recognition of International Forest Day, we asked our members to send in photos of a forest or a forest-related photo. Those photos are being posted as received.
Sand Pine Scrub/Slash Pine/Saw Palmetto Forest on the Jonathan Dickinson State Park in South Florida, Feb 2017. The State Park Personnel do prescribed burning on a regular basis to promote this rare timber type. By Donald Robbins
Curtis Creek from the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the first parcel of land purchased by the U.S. Forest Service, under the 1911 Weeks Act, to begin building our wonderful national forests. From this 8,000 acre seed grew our wonderful 1,250,000+ acres of national forests in North Carolina. By Misty Buchanan, Director, NC Natural Heritage Program
Beech Woods on Reuter's Survey Trail, Bethania, NC By Lisa Lofland Gould
Photo taken in Pennsylvania. By Charlie Williams, aka "Mr. Michaux!"
Janice Allen of NC Coastal Land Trust with pond cypress at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County. By Richard LeBlond
Cypress tree at Rhodes Pond (drained), Aug. 2015. By Alvin Braswell
Liriodendron tulipifera, Tulip-poplar. The tallest hardwood tree in the forest, Tulip-poplar, has the most strikingly beautiful blossom!
By Judy Stierand
Making room, Mecklenberg Co., NC By Catherine Luckenbaugh
After the Rain, Mecklenburg County, NC By Catherine Luckenbaugh
I think this is Leucodon julaceus.
Mountains in spring, Dupont Forest, Transylvania County By Lisa Lofland Gould
Fall in Pisgah National Forest. By Lisa Lofland Gould
Arnett Branch Longleaf Pine Preserve, Land Trust for Central NC, now owned by NC Zoo. Total of 116 acres, 80 of which are old- growth longleaf pines, some 300 years old. By Crystal Cockman, LTCNC
Xeric longleaf upland, Sandhills Gameland. By Jeffrey Marcus, The Nature Conservancy
Ferns in a wet pine savannah, Green Swamp. By Jeffrey Marcus, The Nature Conservancy
Left- Early azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides) in Dupont Forest; Top- Slope at Craggy Gardens; Bottom - Roan Mtn. in June
By Lisa Lofland Gould
Left: Trees shade the stream along walking trail Tulip poplar in background towers above other trees,
in StoneyCreek. Photo framed by red maples planted after development.
By Judy Stierand
Top -Wood with White-fringed Phacelia, Avery County. Turkey vulture over Pitch pines on Pilot Mountain.
Bottom - Summit of Mt. Mitchell, 4/15/1995. By Lisa Lofland Gould
Great examples of Clamshell shelf fungi climbing high on trees. By Nancy Stewart
Milkweed (Asclepias spp.) sending its seed forth. Blue Ridge Pkwy. Looking Glass Falls, Rte. 276 in Pisgah National Forest.
By Katherine Schlosser
Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla, Oconee bells
The Friends of Plant Conservation supports the efforts of the NC Plant Conservation Program to preserve rare plants in unique habitats throughout North Carolina. The Friends of Plant Conservation provide support through education, resource development, and advocacy. Specific goals of our organization include the following:
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