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Upstate Meeting: Rare Plants and Botanical Oddities of Low Country Wildlife Refuges

July 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The July meeting of the Upstate NPS chapter features Keith Bradley who will give us a look at the rare and unusual native plants of the other end of the state, the Low Country. Bradley was recently asked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to survey and map the rare plants of the national wildlife refuges in the low country, including the Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve in Horry County, South Carolina.

In his talk, Bradley will highlight some of the unusual species he discovered during his survey. He hopes those attending the meeting will enjoy learning about some of the unique plants he has discovered in the wildlife refuges. He is especially passionate about the rare plants that aren’t usually given much attention. Some plants, such as the dwarf spring lily (or pygmy spider lily), are “under the radar in the conservation community,” according to Keith.
Keith Bradley has been a research botanist for over 25 years, with expertise in plant taxonomy and conservation, and has authored southeastern US plant identification guides.

The meeting is at Landrum Depot, 211 North Trade,  Landrum, SC, starting at 7pm.  Arrive at 6:30 for refreshments and socializing before the meeting.  The meeting is free and open to the public.


July 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Landrum Depot
211 North Trade Street
Landrum, SC United States
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