An Overview of the Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation 2020

SePPCon 2020 was held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden from March 2-6, 2020. Pre-conference workshops were held in the Garden’s new Southeastern Center for Conservation, home to the Conservation Genetics and Micropropagation Laboratories. The workshops included training in IUCN Red Listing & NatureServe Ranking, Conservation Horticulture, and Seedbanking & Micropropagation.  Two keynote speakers set the…

An Update for Sandy Bottom Preserve

To view the full article by K. Chávez, Asheville Citizen Times, click here. Sandy Bottom wetlands to receive protection for ‘national ecological significance’ Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen Times Published 5:00 a.m. ET Jan. 14, 2020 ASHEVILLE – Do the thousands of drivers who zip down N.C. 191 through Bent Creek each day know they are passing…

Protecting Photographs Prevents Poaching

In this day and age, social media absorbs just about everything and everyone. I mean, why wouldn’t it? It’s such a conveniently fast, educational, and artistic way to share ideas and information with others. Even within small circles of botanists, horticulturalists, conservationists, and plant enthusiasts alike, we all want to share our excitement and new…

Guest Post: Pitcher Plant Flies by Peter Kann, Eastern Carolina University

What do you think of when you think of flies?  Annoyance at picnics or in the house? Maybe you think of the itching bites that some species inflict? In reality, flies are an extremely diverse group of insects that lead complex and often dangerous lives. Flies can be predators, pollinators, pest-controllers, blood-suckers, herbivores, and even…

Highlights from One 2019 Work & Learn Field Day

In order to improve land management skills and foster a sense of community among those involved in southern Appalachian bog conservation, the Bog Learning Network periodically hosts work days in area bogs. This May workday, at a site owned by the state of North Carolina, was dedicated to knocking back invasive plants that compete with…

Controlled Burn at Cedar Mountain Bog

Last week, the Southern Blue Ridge Burn Crew (The Nature Conservancy – North Carolina chapter) partnered with the NC Department of Agriculture’s Plant Conservation Program for a controlled burn at their Cedar Mountain Bog. TNC-NC’s Dean Simon was burn boss on this small but very important burn, which went really well!

Save the date for SePPCon 2020

  The second Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation Symposium & Workshop will be held March 2-6, 2020 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s new Southeastern Center for Plant Conservation. More details will be available soon – please check the ABG website.