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Annual Meeting 2014

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings 

 

 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wilmington, NC

Board Meeting

All are welcome to attend. Please contact us for location, time, and to receive an agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            

 

 

   
Oconee bells conservation
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortia galacifolia var. brevistyla

Oconee bells

photo courtesy Mark Rose

 
 

 

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FRIENDS OF PLANT CONSERVATION

C/O NCDA&CS, NC Plant Conservation Program

1060 MAIL SERVICE CENTER

RALEIGH, NC  27699-1060

 

Thank you for joining with others interested in protecting this plant and supporting restoration efforts at NC Plant Conservation Program preserves!



   

 
 
 
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Photographs on our site are under copyright of the photographer/owner who allowed us to use them.  Under certain conditions, including written permission and with proper credit, we allow you to use them.  Simply contact us and ask.  Otherwise, you are not permitted to use images for any purpose including personal use, uploading to any other website, removing any watermarks, using for a commercial or public endeavor.

 

Written permission from Friends of Plant Conservation is required for any use of photographs on this site.

 

 News
 
 
Venus Flytraps
 
 
January 8, 2015.
 
Less than a month after the state legislature increased the penalty for stealing Venus flytraps from a misdemeanor with a fine up to $50 to a felony with the possibility of up to 25 months in prison, a Wildlife Resources Commission officer arrested 4 men with a bag of 970 flytraps they had dug from public land.
 
 
Dionaea muscipula
Venus flytrap
photo courtesy David Blevins
 
 
 
 

 
 
Cedar Mountain Bog
 
 
Cedar Mountain Bog, with a soft peat floor, is recovering after a couple of years of hard work removing encroaching shrubs and trees.  The opened canopy is allowing the return of a rich diversity of plant life.  It is also attracted attention from those interested in seeing the transformation, and that has led to a couple of serious problems.
 
First, poaching of plants has taken place and is now being monitored.  Second, the peat floor has been trampled in areas, inhibiting growth of newly emerging plants.
 
To allow the bog to fully recover, the bog is closed to foot traffic.  If you have research needs or another solid reason to be in the bog, please contact the NC Plant Conservation Program office for a permit and/or a guided visit.
 
As a reminder, all PCP Preserves require a permit to enter.
 
For information on obtaining a permit, contact
919-707-3755


 Saving the bog...
 
 
 

Xerophyllum asphodeloides

eastern turkeybeard

photo courtesy Katherine K. Schlosser

 

   The Friends of Plant Conservation gratefully acknowledges a donation from the North American Sarracenia Conservancy for restoration work in Cedar Mountain Bog.

 

   Visit NASC at http://www.nasarracenia.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 
  
 
For information on the Friends of Plant Conservation, membership, or imperilled plants: 

Friends of Plant Conservation
1060 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC  27699-1060