Photo by Charles Johnson
Friday, May 5, 5:00-8:00 P.M. - Sat, May 6, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
As the ground thaws and cool breezes still rattle bare tree limbs, ephemeral wildflowers erupt from the forest floor and herald the beginning of spring. Spring ephemerals are known for their remarkable beauty, sweet fragrance, and their fleeting season. These flowers must bloom, fruit, and go to seed before the canopy fills with fresh new leaves and blocks out the sun, yet they remain a vital food source for emerging pollinators. Many of these flowers will complete this rapid cycle in a matter of days or weeks before retreating back below the leaf litter where they will wait for the ground to warm, freeze, and thaw again before re-emerging next spring. Curious about the complex interactions between these plants and their environment? Join us for Wildflower Whimsy to observe these remarkable plants and learn more about their diminutive world. All proceeds support the Highlands Biological Foundation.
Speaker: Gary Kauffman, NC Fish and Wildlife Service
Cost: Members: $75; Non-Members: $100
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