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11/7 Symposium Field Trips

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SC Native Plant Society 2021 Symposium: Sustainability & Resilience

The South Carolina Native Plant Society invites you to our 2021 Symposium, hosted by the Lowcountry chapter, from November 3rd-7th!


November 7th Schedule of Events (morning only) 

In-person field trips in the Charleston area (registration page)

  • Urban Landscape Design with Native Plants, 8:30 AM

    • Local Landscape Architect J.R. Kramer will lead a tour of the grounds of an urban, multi-use site that features many native plants, including a rain garden system in the parking lot. The group will also walk or take a short drive to a couple other sites in the Upper King Street area designed by Kramer. Participants will learn about the process of designing with native plants in an urban setting, including the challenges and lessons learned along the way. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. This trip will run from 8:30-10:30am. Meeting location details will be included in the confirmation e-mail for those that register for this trip.
  • Wambaw Tract with Dr. Joel Gramling, 9 AM

    • Join this trip of exploration into Longleaf Pine savannas with Dr. Joel Gramling, Professor of Plant Ecology and Curator of the Herbarium at The Citadel. Participants will visit the Wambaw Tract adjacent to historic St. James “Brick” Church near McClellanville, SC. We will explore the longleaf pinelands and evergreen shrub forests that The Nature Conservancy has been restoring. In addition to the plant communities, we will discuss the impacts of past land use on the site and current management techniques. We will also be on the lookout for orchids, carnivorous plants and other wildflowers. The walk will be approximately 2 miles long with some of it off-trail. Comfortable hiking boots, bug spray and sunscreen are generally recommended. The St. James “Brick” Church is located about one hour north of downtown Charleston. Proceed north on Hwy 17 through Mount Pleasant and Awendaw. At the flashing traffic signal in McClellanville, SC turn left off of Highway 17 on SC-45 W. Drive 2.2 miles and turn right from SC-45 onto Old Georgetown Rd. Proceed 3.7 miles on Old Georgetown Rd. and the St. James “Brick” Church will be on the left. We will meet in the parking area adjacent to the church at 9 am. The hike itself will last 1-2 hours.
  • Camp St Christopher Nature Walk, 10 AM

    • With over 300 acres of never-developed maritime forest, salt marsh, and beach, Camp St. Christopher on presents many opportunities for discovering native plants in their typical Lowcountry habitat. We will be taking a two hour hike through the dune system on the estuary of the North Edisto River and the historic maritime forest of Seabrook Island, identifying native plants, animals, and ecosystems along the way. This trip will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm. Additional details will be included in the confirmation e-mail that you will receive once you register.


November 7
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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