PAC/WCP Program – “Wildlife and Wildflowers”

Published 10:00 pm Monday, August 18, 2014

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve (WCP) invite the public to attend a free program about “Wildlife and Wildflowers,” a presentation about plant and animal interactions. Naturalist Tim Lee will present the program on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.
Have you ever wondered why hummingbirds are attracted to red flowers? Why do some plants appear to never be visited by animals? Why or how does a plant eat an animal? Plants and animals interact in many fascinating and complex ways that play an important role in the survival of both the plant and the animal. Join PAC and WCP as Tim Lee explores the many interactions among wildlife and plants.
Tim Lee has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 20 years. For the past 15 years he has been the Interpretive Ranger/Naturalist for the South Carolina Parks and Recreation’s Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area where he conducts research and provides educational programs for children and adults.
To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Hwy 108 E.and turn left on Hwy 9 toward Lake Lure. Follow Hwy 9 N. for five miles and turn right onto McGuinn Road (at the Exxon Station). Go one mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 2/10 of a mile and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden Green for 4/10ths of a mile and turn left on Herbarium Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which takes you to the parking area for the nature center. (GPS coordinates to the Nature Center are available at the PAC website.)
For more information or for directions from another location, contact the Pacolet Area Conservancy at 828-859-5060 or e-mail
For more information about Walnut Creek Preserve, visit Please note, Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group). Thank you.
PAC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization (land trust) founded in 1989 to protect and conserve natural resources with emphasis on the lands and waterways with scenic, ecological, and agricultural significance in the North Pacolet and Green River watersheds (PACs mission). PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements (agreements) which enable landowners to maintain ownership of their property, preserving precious natural resources (open lands, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks, etc.), and potentially obtain significant federal, state, and local tax benefits. PACs vision is a community living and growing in harmony with our natural resources and or goal is to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come. PAC works diligently to provide leadership to encourage conservation and provide education programs emphasizing native species appreciation and responsible land use practices to help – save the places you love.
This PAC/WCP program is made possible by a grant from Delores Lastinger.

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by Pam Torlina

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