conjurE native habitat, summon animals of the future, learn about plants, cool the city

10AM-1PM: PLANT THE PRAIRIE // 1PM: PICNIC

RSVP ReQUIRED

Meet at the corner of Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue, just at the entrance of the American Tobacco Trail

 

Why Prairie Island? Most people don't think of prairies in the Southeast, but they were once a common in the North Carolina landscape - maintained by grazing megafauna and frequent lightning. Not just a relic of the past, Piedmont prairies are well adapted to the future - requiring little water, storing carbon, reducing temperatures, and supporting pollinators. 

Buffalo, Elk, and Tigers (confirmed to actually be jaguars)... some of the Animals that once inhabited North Carolina's Prairie's according to John Brickell's 1737 Natural History of North Carolina

Buffalo, Elk, and Tigers (confirmed to actually be jaguars)... some of the Animals that once inhabited North Carolina's Prairie's according to John Brickell's 1737 Natural History of North Carolina

A Mini Prairie Island: Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium 

A Mini Prairie Island: Little Bluestem, Schizachyrium scoparium 

Durham's Triassic Basin Soil

Durham's Triassic Basin Soil

 

This Project is being conducted with the aid of funds received from the County of Durham and is provided for the benefit of all Durham County residents.