PAC announces 2017 education series

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC)/Walnut Creek Preserve 2017 program schedule announces its as follows:

Jan. 21: “Seeing with New Eyes,” macro-photography with Bill Mullinax, 10:30 a.m.

Feb. 18: “North Carolina’s Red Wolves: An Imperiled Future” by Christian Hunt of Defenders of Wildlife, 10:30 a.m.

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May 27: Mycologist Tradd Cotter will present, “Amazing Fungi – The Dark Matter that Bounds all Life,” 10:30 a.m.

June 17:Tanya Poole, NCWRC Education Specialist, will present on bats, 10:30 a.m.

July 15: Patrick McMillan, host of ETV’s Expeditions with Patrick McMillan, will present, “The Southern Blue Ridge – Crucible of Life,” 10:30 a.m. 

Aug. 12: David Campbell will present on his Floristic & Biodiversity Study of Polk County, 10:30 a.m.

Sept. 23: Dr. Jennifer Frick-Ruppert will present, “Wilderness from an ecological, cultural and aesthetic perspective,” 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 28 – Naturalist, Tim Lee will present, “Bioluminescence: From Fireflies to Fungi,” 10:30 a.m.

Landrum Library Free Community Events Program schedule, so far, is below. Just in time for spring, join us for three programs on our native wildflowers:

Feb. 23: Photographer Jim Fowler will present on “Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains” at 6:30 p.m.

March 14: Dr. Gillian Newberry will present on “Endangered Plants of the Piedmont” at 6 p.m.

April 11: Dr. Timothy Spira will present on “Favorite Spring Wildflowers in the Blue Ridge Mountains” at 6 p.m.

May 7:  Award-winning outdoor writer and interpretive naturalist, Dennis Chastain, will present, “Appalachian Sampler,” at 6:30 p.m.

These programs are made possible thanks to a Free Community Events grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Keep an eye on our website,, for more programs.

– article submitted by Pam Torlina