conjurE native habitat, summon animals of the future, learn about plants, cool the city
10AM-1PM: PLANT THE PRAIRIE // 1PM: PICNIC
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.
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.