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Sandhills Exploration!

October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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.


Sandhills Exploration with Bruce Sorrie

Join eminent botanist Bruce Sorrie for a field trip to the Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. Bruce spent many years inventorying and surveying habitats in North Carolina, predominantly within the longleaf pine ecosystem. He is the author of A field guide to the wildflowers of the Sandhills Region: North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Sandhills Exploration is an elective course. Pre-requisite: Basic Botany.

Location: Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge.

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 70 miles northeast of Columbia, South Carolina, and 75 miles southeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. The main entrance is on US Highway 1, about 4 miles northeast from the small town of McBee. The nearest larger town with full services is Hartsville, SC.
(Its address is listed as “23734 U.S. Highway 1, McBee, SC” but that seems to confuse GoogleMaps. You might want to plug in the intersection of Visitors Drive and US Hwy 1.)

To download a trail map, click here.

Go to the Garden Calendar to register online:

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.

2017 Certificate courses include:
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
October 7 Sandhills Exploration
October 11 Tree Identification
October 14 Native Grasses
October 14 Natural Plant Communities
October 21-22 Coastal Ecology
October 27 Backyard Rain Gardens

November 1 Basic Horticulture
November 4 Sustainable Landscaping




October 7, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
Visitors Drive & US Hwy 1
McBee, SC United States
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