FRIENDS OF PLANT CONSERVATION
...conserving North Carolina's imperiled plants in their natural habitat by supporting
the NC Plant Conservation Program...
the NC Plant Conservation Program...
"...wild flowers should be enjoyed unplucked where they grow." Theodore Roosevelt
:...if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars." Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
VENUS FLY TRAP LICENSE PLATE
DON'T GET CAUGHT WITHOUT ONE!
Items that may be of interest:
Atmospheric CO2 Reading from Mauna Loa, Hawaii (parts per million)
Week beginning on Feb.16, 2020: 414.01 ppm
Weekly value from 1 year ago: 411.22 ppm
Weekly value from 10 years ago: 390.45 ppm
Pre-industrial base: 280
Safe level: 350
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory, Global Monitoring Division
Display your state pride and support native plant conservation by purchasing the Venus Flytrap specialty license plate, featuring the “most wonderful plant in the world”.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc. and the Friends of Plant Conservation, Inc. have partnered on this project. Proceeds from sales of the plates will go to both organizations to conserve native plants and promote the restoration of healthy landscapes across North Carolina.
Follow these steps to order a Venus Flytrap License Plate for your vehicle.
STEP 1. Get your North Carolina vehicle registration card from the glovebox. All of the information you need to apply can be found on your vehicle registration card.
STEP 2. Click the button below to download and print the Venus Flytrap License Plate Application.
STEP 3. Fill out the application using the information on your vehicle registration card and mail the completed form along with a check or money order to the
North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.
c/o North Carolina Botanical Garden
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
MORE DETAILS: NCBG - License Tag details
In acknowledgement of our increased togetherness in these days of Covid-19, we are opening access to everyone to our most current newsletter to all.
We all seem to have a little more than the usual time on our hands, and if there is a rainy day, yard work is finished, housework has gotten tiresome, and your stack of books waiting to be read is overwhelming, relax for a few minutes and enjoy the newsletter.
If not already a member of Friends of Plant Conservation, we invite you to join us .
2020 PRESERVE Work & Learn days
Kalmia carolina. Carolina laurel or sheepkill in Cedar Mountain Bog. c. K.Schlosser
Preserve Work & Learn days are opportunities to slow down; wander through areas seldom seen; see, feel, and hear nature surrounding you. Work with a small group led by experienced staff or volunteers who share their knowledge and passion for protecting our imperiled plant species, and see some of those species growing in their natural habitat.
Most Work & Learn days are limited to 15 participants to protect the land and to provide you with an opportunity to visit, learn, and photograph these treasures of North Carolina.
There are no trails and no amenities of any sort on Plant Conservation Preserves. These are not recreational lands and Workdays are intended to share the special nature of the Preserves, to provide help with invasives removal or other tasks necessary to maintain healthy ecosystems, and to promote their continued conservation.
There is no public access to Preserves
without a Permit.
Redlair is a large preserve protecting Magnolia macrophylla, bigleaf magnolia, and Helianthus schweinitzii, Schweinitz's sunflower.
There are a number of research projects underway on the Preserve. If you are looking for data related to one of the projects, contact us for information on how to reach the page(s) you need. Use the form below to request permission to access the research data.
The Redlair Preserve button will take you to general information.
The Redlair for Researchers button will take you to the Password Protected page. You will receive the password once you complete the Contact Form below
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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:
- Upholding the regulations of the Plant Conservation Program.
- Seeking stakeholder and other public constituency input when taking actions and positions.
- Recognizing that issues have human and social dimensions, not just environmental ones.
- Supporting and respecting the role of volunteers within the organization.
- Providing information to the public about imperiled native plant conservation issues.