Sept 5, 2017 – Herps Around the Home

7:30 pm / 816 Valerie Dr.
Learn about the reptiles and amphibians that are commonly found in the Triangle and discover ways to attract these animals to your backyard. Greg Skupien is an ecologist and herpetologist by training. A few of his previous experiences include: Environmental Educator in the Peace Corps (Paraguay, South America); AmeriCorps Research Member
at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center (Jekyll Island, Georgia); and Environmental Restoration Intern with the Audubon Society (Dane County, Wisconsin). Greg currently works at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences where he is Curator of the Naturalist Center.
M.S. in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, University of Georgia, Athens, 2015 B.S. in Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008

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Jackson Park – Raleigh Charter High School to the rescue

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There was mulch to spread, wood chips to spread, weeding to do, and Raleigh Charter High School did it all.  They volunteer on August 28 and along with city staff made the park that much nicer to visit.  Go see … Continue reading

The Invasives in Our Midst – Thursday, April 6, 7pm

Location: 816 Valerie Dr.

Invasive plant species have settled in to our neighborhood quite happily. Leigh Bragassa will help you learn which plants should be removed from your yard. Continue reading

Nature Journaling at Prairie Ridge

Nature Journaling! Join us at Prairie Ridge once each season to begin or continue on your nature journaling adventures.

Whether you’re picking up tips for programs & workshops, learning natural history, Continue reading

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale – now at NCMA

Pi Alpha Xi Plant Sale in Honor of Dr. Frank Blazich Continue reading

Don’t Skip These

by: John Gerwin

I went outside this week, on a couple afternoons, to check out the butterflies. A number of butterfly-attracting plants are now blooming nicely (New York Ironweed, Cup Plant, Smooth Oxeye, Green-headed Sneezeweed/Coneflower, Summer Phlox). And, as I’d expected/hoped, a number of Skipper butterflies have now appeared to feed at these flowers (I saw 4 Skipper species that day, in an hour of looking around). Continue reading


Fox in the yard Thursday pm