Conserving Carolina program to explore Polk County Biodiversity 

Published 9:45 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Join Conserving Carolina for a free lecture entitled, “Results from a Seven Year Study on the Biodiversity of Polk County, North Carolina,” presented by botanist and ecologist, David Campbell, on Saturday, February 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.  

In July 2018, Inventory Biologist David Campbell and Conserving Carolina published “An Inventory of the Significant Natural Areas of Polk County, NC,” the culmination of a 7-year study of the flora, fauna, and natural communities found within Polk County. The publication documents some of the rare and unique biodiversity that makes this County so special.  David will be presenting on some of the more noteworthy and exciting discoveries found during this multi-year study.   

The lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve.       

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For more information or directions from another location, contact Pam Torlina at Conserving Carolina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300 or email   

The next program at Walnut Creek Preserve will be held on March 23, when Lisa Wagner, plant ecologist and retired Director of Education at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University, will present “Planting a Native Pocket Meadow.”  

– Submitted by Pam Torlina