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Showy Orchis (Galearis spectabilis) Blooms at Rockcliff Farm

In early April, nearly one hundred Galearis spectabilis, the Showy Orchis, began to bud and bloom on a steep gorge within seventy five yards of the Wells house at Rockcliff Farm.  The most remarkable part of this orchid irruption is that a blooming Galearis … Continue reading

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The B. W. Wells Association Holds Its Annual Meeting September 18th at Rock Cliff Farm

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the B. W. Wells Association will be held at  Rock Cliff Farm, B. W. Wells State Recreation Area, 1630 Bent Road, Wake Forest, North Carolina, on Sunday Afternoon, September 18, 2016, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Rain … Continue reading

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Fall Wildflowers on the Road to Rockcliff Farm

Rockcliff Farm is located over a mile and a half from the entrance to the B.W. Wells State Recreation Area at Falls Lake, North Carolina.  Much of the area along the road to the farm is heavily wooded, but large open areas, … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight – The Dwarf Pawpaw – Asimina parviflora (Part 1)

The Dwarf Pawpaw (Asimina parviflora) has a wide but scattered distribution throughout the dry, oak-hickory forests of the Falls Lake State Recreation Area, in the central Piedmont of North Carolina.  At the B. W. Wells S.R.A., a small cluster of Dwarf Pawpaws … Continue reading

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The Obscure Life of the Ground Bee (Andrena sp.)

Heritage Day at the B. W. Wells Rockcliff Farm is this coming Saturday, April 5th.  The hundreds of visitors who park in the grassy lot and walk through the open field behind the Wells House will scarcely notice the enormous … Continue reading

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Galax Discovered at Rockcliff Farm

Until October of last year (2013), Galax (Galax urceolata) had never been reported from the 26,ooo  acres of woodlands in the Falls Lake State Recreation Area.  Although it is a common plant in the mountains of North Carolina, Galax is uncommon … Continue reading

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Eryngium prostratum and the November Lake Shore

November at the Falls Lake State Recreation Area has brought crystal clear, sunny days and cold nights, with several hard freezes.    The smaller plants along the lake shore, especially in protected inlets, are in a final blooming period before entering … Continue reading

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