Attention Orchid Lovers
The Triangle Orchid Society will be auctioning off a wide array of blooming orchids to help supports its programs and second annual Fall Orchid Show.
The auction will be 1-3:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Beech Shelter at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville. A list of plants will be posted on the society’s website about a week beforehand at triangleorchidsociety.org.
If you want to meet fellow orchid lovers, bring a covered dish to share at noon for a potluck lunch.
Other upcoming society events:
▪ Monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 featuring Steven Frowine who will talking about “Growing Orchids without a Greenhouse.” Meetings are in Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham.
▪ Save the date: the second annual “Fall for Orchids” show will be Nov. 18-20 at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham.
Learn about birds at N.C. Botanical Garden
The N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill is hosting almost weekly events between now and Dec. 16 as part of its Saving Our Birds exhibition. The events are designed to inspire awareness and understanding of the state’s native birds and encourage citizens to help conserve their habitats.
Here are a few of the offerings:
▪ How You Can Help Birds Today in the face of Climate Change from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 1. Kim Brand with Audubon North Carolina will talk about the impact of climate change on North Carolina birds, such as the wood thrush and the brown-headed nuthatch, and what you can to help. Free; registration required.
▪ Birding for the Curious from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 8. Nate Swick, an editor with the American Birding association, shares ideas on how to start birding from his book, “Birding for the Curious: The Easiest Way for Anyone to Explore the Incredible World of Birds.” Swick will sign copies of his book. Free; registration required.
▪ Birds in the Garden is a stroll through the garden with naturalists Mary Sonis and Mike Dunn from 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 10. All levels of bird watchers are welcome. Bring binoculars, wear comfortable walking shoes, and dress for the weather. Cost: $11.
▪ How to create a bird-friendly yard workshop from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10. Participants will receive a printed copy of Audubon North Carolina’s list of 400 recommended bird-friendly native plants.
▪ Battling Climate Change in Your Own Backyard for Birds talk by researcher Curtis Smalling from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost: $12.
▪ Birding for Beginners, a four-session course, from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 16 with a field trip to the Mason Farm Preserve from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 1. Cost: $55.
To learn about other upcoming birding events, go to: http://ncbg.unc.edu/birds.
The botanical garden, part of the University of North Carolina, is a 1,000-acres of display gardens and natural areas. It is open seven days a week and admission is free. It is at 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.
Info: 919-962-0522, ncbg.unc.edu