The B. W. Wells Association will be hosting the annual meeting of the Friends of Plant Conservation on September 27, 2013. The meeting will focus on plant conservation partnerships and unique conservation strategies in the Piedmont area, especially in Durham, Granville, and Wake Counties. This link will provide details about the meeting and the plant preserve tours on the day before and after the meeting: http://www.ncplantfriends.org/Pages/AnnualMeeting2013.aspx The mission of the Friends of Plant Conservation is to conserve and protect North Carolina’s imperiled native plants in their habitats through supporting the state’s Plant Conservation Program.
Portulaca smallii (Small’s Purslane) will be one of the unique, endangered plants seen on the granite flatrocks during the Mitchell Mill State Natural Area tour.
A tour of Rockcliff Farm and a group cookout will take place in the late afternoon following the meeting.
A third tour will visit the the Eno River Diabase Preserve – the most diverse native plant habitat in the Carolina Piedmont.