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Wake Audubon Society Monthly Lecture: Fire and the Ecology of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The fire-dependent longleaf pine ecosystem is one of the most imperiled and fascinating in North America.  North Carolina has some of the best remaining examples.  High-frequency, low-intensity fires favor unique species adapted to this forest; without fire, the forest degrades and the iconic longleaf-associated species disappear.  The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Longleaf Pine Restoration, Jeff Marcus, offers a unique presentation through the eyes of a Carolina gopher frog undertaking his annual breeding migration.

Carolina Gopher Frog. Photo by Jeff Beane.

Carolina Gopher Frog. Photo by Jeff Beane.

Wake Audubon Society Monthly Meetings are free and open to the public.  Join us as we discuss environmental issues, bird sightings, and ways to volunteer. The short business meeting is followed by a scientific program on conservation issues.  Refreshments are served.

Wake Audubon Society is an affiliate organization to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.  For more information on their programs and outreach efforts, please visit Wake Audubon Society.

Details

Details

Date:
March 8
Times:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fee:
Free
Website:
http://www.wakeaudubon.org/

Venue

Environmental Conference Center

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
Phone:
919.707.8080

Organizer

Kari Wouk
919.707.9879