29 - 30 July
29th: 6:00pm-9:30pm International Bog Day: Mountain Bogs Evening Presentation
Jim Fowler: Beautiful & Unique Plants of Southern Bogs
Rob Evans: An Enchanted Garden at Cedar Mountain Bog
Katherine Schlosser: Cedar Mountain Conservation
30th: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm with possible visit to a private site from 3:00 - 4:30
Ed Schwartzman, NCNHP. Southern Appalachian Bogs: Conservation, Significance & Status
Dr. Chelcy Miniat, SRS, USFS. How changes in forest composition affect water quantity, and inferring impacts on isolated mountain bogs
Dr. Jeff Wilcox, UNC Asheville. Hydrology of mountain bogs
Dr. Mara Alexander, USFWS. Rare & Endangered Pitcher Plants of NC's mountains and their status
Dr. Rebecca Hale, UNC Asheville. Pitcher Plants & Their Phytotelma communities.
Part 2: Partnering to Protect our Unique Bogs
Adam Warwick, The Nature Conservancy/Bog Learning Network
Sarah Frazer, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy
Gary Peeples, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Michael Sweat, NC Forest Services
Rob Evans, NC Plant Conservation Program
Optional: 25 for $25.00 3:00 - 4:30 An extraordinary opportunity to visit a private site featuring rare plants. The owners have requested that the number be limited to 25, and that each of those 25 contribute at least $25.00 to the Cedar Mountain Bog Conservation Fund of the Friends of Plant Conservation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit this site.
See Jim's work at: http://www.jfowlerphotography.com/
DETAILS FOR THE PROGRAM
Time TBA Imperiled Plants of Carolina Bays
Hosts: Harry LeGrand (NC NHP) and Rob Evans of PCP; in Scotland County. Join us for a botany walk at McIntosh Bay in Scotland County to hear about the imperiled flora and fauna associated with this particular Carolina Bay. This is the state's location for the "Federally Endangered Canby’s dropwort (Oxypolis canbyi)...At least 10 other rare plants are present. The bays are also critical breeding habitat for rare amphibians, such as for Eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) and Carolina gopher frog (Rana capito)."
No facilities are available on site.
"Tiger Salamander-Florida" by Glenn Bartolotti
Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 Link
To Register for 1 or all of these events, email Nancy.Stewart@ncagr.gov or call her at 919-707-3755.
She will send you directions and details.