List of upcoming and past field day activities for WakeNature. Please put items in chronological order.

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Adrian Zeck and Charles Rudder remove Lespedeza cuneata - an exotic, invasive plant species - from a field undergoing restoration at Wake County's Turnipseed site. More than a dozen volunteers identified plants and helped with prairie restoration during this work day. 2010 September 10. Photo by george hess.
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Louise Alexander drops a Lupine seed into a 1/4-inch deep hole before covering it with soil. Six volunteers spent a hot June morning planting hundreds of seeds in a field at the north end of the Turnipseed site. 2010 June 23. Photo by george hess.
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Kim Shumate removes Lespedeza cuneata - an exotic, invasive plant species - from a field undergoing restoration at Wake County's Turnipseed site. More than a dozen volunteers identified plants and helped with prairie restoration during this work day. 2010 September 10. Photo by george hess.

Upcoming




Past


2011 Sep 28 - Bat Survey at Turnipseed Preserve with NC Bat Working Group 6 pm - midnight.

2010 Sept 24 - NC Museum of Natural Sciences and NC Natural Heritage Program will be working on the site.

2010 Sept 10 8AM-11.45AM - NCSU Graduate Student Workday - contact Meghan Lobsingher Meghan.Lobsinger@wakegov.comfor details.

Focus will be on plants in big meadow where we planted lupine and the plants on the power line corridor. We will do both ID and invasive removal, under the direction of John Connors and Jon Stucky. We might do something about microstygium on some of the rock outcrops.

Not restricted to NCSU grad students - anyone else is welcome to come - just let Meghan know.

A van will depart from the Jordan Hall circle at 8AM and arrive at Pleasants Road by 8.30. We'll depart Pleasants Road at 11AM to arrive back at Jordan Hall no later than 11.45AM. Tools and gloves will be available, but bring your own gloves if you have them.

June 23, from 8:30 t0 11:30 come help plant native lupine seeds in the field on Pleasants property!
Contact Louise Alexander for more information

Thurs 6 May 11 am - afternoon. Gary P will lead the Discover Life folks on a tour of the Turnipseed site following the WakeNature meeting. Other WakeNature members are welcome to join.

Gary Perlmutter is visiting Turnipseed's northern tract (OSMC-2: Pleasants) on Saturday mornings 8 am - 12 noon to inventory its lichens. This began 3 April 2010 and will last through spring and likely into summer. If you want to join in on a site visit, feel free to contact Gary via e-mail: lushik@aol.com.
Completed 29 May 2010.

April 2010

John Connors will be taking groups out to the Turnipseed site on Sun/Mon 25/26 April 2010. These are outings for specific groups and not intended for public participation.
Sun 25 April 4PM Audubon Board
Mon 26 April 9AM NC Museum of Natural Sciences educatiors