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May Upstate Chapter Monthly Meeting: Three Lifetimes of Experience Exploring and Conserving South Carolina’s Flora

May 16, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo Credit: Patrick McMillan


Tri-County Tech had to move us to a different location on campus because of construction.

Instead of meeting at the Auditorium, we will be meeting at the Anderson Hall Event Center

Link to Google Maps is HERE:

At our May meeting (in-person at Tri-County, and via Zoom), Dr. Patrick McMillan will present “Three Lifetimes of Experience Exploring and Conserving South Carolina’s Flora,” highlighting some of our state’s most significant rare plants. Dr. McMillan, along with Richard Porcher, Jr. and Douglas Rayner, is the author of the new edition of A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina, a must-have for all native plant lovers.

Dr. McMillan is a well-known naturalist, biologist, and educator. He was the host, co-creator, and writer for the award-winning ETV nature program Expeditions with Patrick McMillan. He earned his B.S in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his Ph. D. in Biological Sciences from Clemson University.

His research has been featured in National Wildlife and South Carolina Wildlife and numerous other magazines and newspapers. He is the former Director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson, and he also worked as a consultant and ecologist for other organizations including UNC-Chapel Hill and Fairchild Tropical Gardens. He was the curator of the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences; more recently, he was the Director of Heronswood Garden in Kingston, Washington. Last, but certainly not least among his accomplishments, he has served as an 8th grade math and science teacher.

Zoom link will be provided about a week prior to the meeting, but nothing beats in-person attendance.

Zoom link to join the meeting is HERE.

Patrick will be selling and signing his book at the event.  Sales will be limited to cash or check.


May 16, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Anderson Hall, Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton
7900 US Highway 76
Pendleton, SC 29670 United States
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Rick Huffman