One City, One Book Kick-Off Event on Saturday

OCOB Kickoff posterThis Saturday, August 29th, we will celebrate the Kick-Off of the One City, One Book event sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library.

The special events will include a walking tour on the Downtown Greenway, a kick-off party (including refreshments and live music) at the Central Library, and an opportunity to meet Jennifer Pharr Davis, hiker, author, and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Be sure to stop by and say hello to the folks at the T.G. Pearson Audubon table! See you Saturday!

Thursday’s Nature Walk is Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we find that we need to cancel our summer evening nature walk that was scheduled for this coming Thursday, August 27th.

The good news is that our new program year begins in September! Mark your calendar now to join us for our first program of the season on Thursday evening, Sept. 10th. Plan to arrive about 6:45 for our program that starts at 7:00.

We’ll kick off the season with “Downtown and All Around Town: Walking Our Greenways and Trails” with speakers Dabney Sanders, Action Greensboro, and Madeleine Carey, Greensboro Parks & Rec. As always, we’ll be at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library in Price Park in Greensboro.

We’ll follow up on our Greenways program on our regular Second Sunday Nature Walk on Sept. 13 by taking a walk on the downtown greenway. Meet us for car pooling/caravanning at the usual place in the Whole Foods Market Parking lot near the Sears Plaza sign near BB&T at 1:45 for departure at 2:00.

Bird-Friendly Native Plants for the Piedmont

Coreopsis Verticillata Photo by L. Chrump courtesy of Wikimedia
Coreopsis Verticillata Photo by L. Chrump courtesy of Wikimedia

These native plants are recommended for attracting birds to your yard:

Eastern Blue Phlox — Phlox divaricata

Threadleaf Coreopsis — Coreopsis verticilatta

Eastern Aromatic Aster — Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Purple Coneflower — Echinacea purpurea

Switchgrass — Panicum virgatum

Virginia Sweetspire — Itea virginica

Winterberry — Ilex verticillata

Spicebush — Lindera benzoin

Downy Serviceberry — Amelanchier arborea

Eastern Red Cedar — Juniperus virginiana

Cross-vine — Bignonia capreolata

Overcup Oak — Quercus lyrata

Red Oak — Quercus rubra


Salamander Hunt This Sunday! You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

After an inspiring presentation on salamanders at our monthly program on Thursday night, we will have a rare opportunity to accompany the experts, Courtney Anderson and Ashley LaVere, as they search for salamanders in Guilford College Woods on Sunday afternoon.  Join us as we see what more we can learn about these appealing little creatures!

See our event posting for more information.