MEET AT VISITOR CENTER (Outdoor Class)
DESCRIPTION : Come to the Gardens for a 2-hour guided walk that will focus on the natural history of our native plants. The diversity of species allows for no shortage of talking points and observations. Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the plants at the end of their growing season and learn how fruits and seeds are used by wildlife and by humans. Identification tips are but one part of the broad narrative of natural history for our trees, shrubs and herbs.
INSTRUCTOR BIO : Ron Lance is a Biologist and Land Manager with the North American Land Trust and currently caretaker of a 3000-acre, privately owned tract of land near Glenville, NC. He has held posts in education, natural history interpretation, biology, forestry, botany and horticulture since 1975. He served on the Board of the International Oak Society for 12 years, and has authored and co-authored numerous publications dealing with native woody plants of the Southeastern U.S., including “Woody Plants of the Southeastern U.S, a Winter Guide” by the Univ. of Georgia Press and Pyracantha in Flora of North America, volume 9. His interest in hawthorns has yielded 14 separate publications on Crataegus.
Participants must pre-register and pre-pay for classes online: click to register
Cost for the workshop is $15 for BGA members, $20 for non-members.