Monday, March 31, 2008

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

On Tuesday, April 1 at 7pm Dr. Kathryn Kennedy, from the Center for Plant Conservation, St. Louis, MO, will be coming to the Duke Gardens to give a presentation on "America's Vanishing Flora." Please contact the Gardens if you are interested in attending (919-684-3698).

If you aren't able to make it for the lecture, come enjoy the Gardens another day. Located on 55 acres in the middle of Duke University, the Gardens provide a nice atmosphere for an afternoon picnic or quick weekend getaway. The Gardens also contain a great display of native flora in the H. L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, which includes trillium, adder's tongue, and many more spring woodland flowers, as well as a plenty of native trees and shrubs.

Don't forget to stop by the ponds to enjoy the sunning turtles and quacking waterfowl!

Friday, March 28, 2008

March Hiatus

There are no recommendations listed for the month of March, as I have been enjoying a month long hiatus in New Zealand and Australia. Please be on the look out for new hiking recommendations and natural history observations in April.