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Certificate Elective: NATIVE PLANTS & BIRDS OF THE BEIDLER FOREST
April 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$80
Certificate in Native Plant Studies
The South Carolina Native Plant Society (SCNPS) and the South Carolina Botanical Garden (SCBG) are excited to offer a Certificate in Native Plant Studies program. To read more, click here.
Native Plants & Birds of the Beidler Forest
Native plants are immensely important to a diversity of wildlife, especially our native birds. Audubon South Carolina (ASC) owns and manages over 22,000 acres in South Carolina for the benefit of birds, and part of this elective course will be an exploration of ASC’s best-known property – the Francis Beidler Forest.
This sanctuary features 1,800 acres of virgin, cypress-tupelo swamp; while historically abundant, this habitat type is now restricted to only two locations in South Carolina. Identification of the dominant plant species in this ecosystem will be discussed.
Audubon South Carolina is also working to restore native ecosystems, and attendees will have the opportunity to explore two demonstration sites as part of this course – a longleaf pine savannah and native warm-season grassland. In addition, Audobon instructors will cover a variety of other topics, including bird identification, birds and climate change, gardening for birds, and bird-friendly forestry.
Native Plants & Birds of the Beidler Forest is an elective course. Prerequisite: Basic Botany.
Location: Audobon Center at Beidler Forest, 336 Sanctuary Rd, Harleyville, SC 29448
Go to the Garden Calendar to register online:
(10% discount to SCNPS members and SCBG Friends)
To download a brochure, click here.
For important tips on negotiating the registration system, click here.
(It is highly recommended that you read these tips!!!)
If you are a current member of SCNPS, click here to get your discount code.
2018 Certificate courses include:
February 10 Basic Botany
March 19 Native Plant Propagation
March 23 Sustainable Landscaping
March 24 Natural Plant Communities
April 19 Native Plants & Birds of the Beidler Forest
April 20 Backyard Rain Gardens
April 21 Spring Herbaceous Plant ID
May 5 Basic Botany
May 8 Tree Identification
May 12 Ferns
May 19 Sustainable Landscaping
September 8 Basic Botany (Clemson)
September 21 Basic Botany (Columbia)
September 22 Nature Journaling
September 25 South Carolina’s Native Grasses
September 27 Fall Herbaceous Plant ID
September 29 Identifying and Using Medicinal Plants
October 1 Fall Herbaceous Plant ID
October 6 Natural Plant Communities
October 6 Sandhills Exploration
October 13 Making a Plan to Manage Invasive Plants
October 26 Backyard Rain Gardens
October 27 Tree Identification
November 2 Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
November 10 Basic Horticulture
2017 Certificate courses included:
Feb 4 Basic Botany
March 11 Basic Botany
March 15 Native Plant Propagation
March 18 Basic Horticulture
April 1 Mountain Plant Communities
April 8 Medicinal Plants
April 8 Piedmont Communities
April 15 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
April 29 Principles of Sustainable Landscaping
May 13 Invasive Plants in South Carolina
May 13 Spring Herbaceous Plant Identification
May 16 Introduction to Soils
June 10 Tree Identification
June 17 Ferns
June 24 Natural Plant Communities
August 26 Basic Botany
September 9 Piedmont Plant Communities
September 16 Fall Herbaceous Plant Identification
September 30 Natives at Home