2017 Field Day Series Kicked Off

The first Field Day of 2017 was held May 9th at Elk Knob State Park, where Bog Learning Network members helped North Carolina State Parks manage invasive multiflora rose and reduce unwanted mid-story hardwoods in the bog.  

Eller Seep and Reed Branch Controlled Burns

From one corner of North Carolina to the other, we burn for pitcher plants.  Earlier this week, TNC-North Carolina and TNC-Georgia teamed up with Southern Blue Ridge FLN partners North Carolina Forest Service, Georgia ForestWatch, KD Ecological Services, MountainTrue, and Wildland Restoration International to conduct some small, yet highly important controlled burns on two of the south’s few remaining…

Scientists Finally Understand How Pitcher Plants Developed the Taste for Flesh

Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what’s even more amazing is how distantly related carnivorous plants from different parts of the world separately evolved the same taste for flesh. Highlight Article from Science Alert Full Journal Article from Nature Ecology and Evolution…

Rabun County Bog Workday highlighted

Rabun County Bog spans +/-20 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest and, situated at the headwaters junction of four tributaries, is Georgia’s largest known Mountain Bog/Wetland Complex. The hydrology of Rabun County Bog is supported by numerous seeps and springs and the complex features a diverse assemblage of habitats, wildlife, and plant species. On August…

Blue Ridge Now: Bogs & Beer

Check out this Times-News article that was published yesterday, featuring the BLN’s very own Clint DeWitt!

Cold Springs Seep Field Day Photos

The 2016 BLN Work & Learn Field Day Series continues – and on August 9th, a group of 12 gathered at Cold Springs Seep in Haywood County to document the extent of non-native invasive plant occurrences (multiflora rose and autumn olive), assisting the U.S. Forest Service with prioritizing restoration initiatives and efficiently applying management at…

Save the date for the winter meeting!

The Bog Learning Network annual meeting is set for January 10-11, 2017 at UNC-Asheville.  Updates will be posted on this site so please check back often.  

SePPCon registration is now open

2016 Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation (SePPCon) will bring together government agencies, land managers, botanical gardens, university programs, and botanical experts to inform each other on best practices and topics relevant to rare plant conservation and form a cohesive network of resources to support regional efforts for at-risk & listed plant species in the Southeastern…

Improving Wetland Restoration Success webinar opportunities

July 12th @ 3pm Eastern: Bottomland Hardwood Restoration webinar will include two presentations, “Restoring Bottomland Hardwood Forests” by John A. Stanturf, PhD, U.S. Forest Service; and “Bottomland Hardwood Forests: Managing the Middle Years” by John W. Groninger, PhD, Southern Illinois University. Register at http://www.aswm.org/aswm/6774-future-webinars-improving-wetland-restoration-success-project#071216 Also, check back for these webinars (dates/topics subject to change): Tuesday, August…