Plant families presentation to take place at Walnut Creek Preserve

Published 11:27 am Friday, November 10, 2023

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Conserving Carolina invites the public to the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve for a free lecture entitled, “Plant Families of Appalachian ‘Royalty’,” presented by Ron Lance, biologist and Land Manager with the North American Land Trust.

The presentation will take place on Saturday, November 18, at 10:30 a.m.

Among the plethora of tree species native to the southern Appalachian region, the most emblematic examples belong to seven different plant families. The members of these few families provide much of the wildlife support and watershed protection for the region, as well as presenting a great deal of aesthetic significance. This program will discuss the biology of these tree family members with the animal, human and landscape dynamics that are all linked to the ecological distinction of these mountains.

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This lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve.  Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, visit Conserving Carolina’s website and “calendar” tab,

Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center is located at 179 Conservatory Lane in Mill Spring.

Please note that Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group). For more information about Walnut Creek Preserve, visit    

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. For more info visit,


Submitted by Pam Torlina