OUR FRIENDS Andropogon tenarius and oenothera fruticosa Are ESTABLISHING NEW HOMES AT PRAIRIE ISLAND... Both LONGTIME RESIDENTS OF DURHAM COUNTY

   Andropogon tenarius-    Splitbeard Broomsedge

Andropogon tenarius- Splitbeard Broomsedge

   Oenothera fruticosa-  Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa- Sundrops

PLANT A PRAIRIE IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM.

CONJURE NATIVE HABITAT, SUMMON ANIMALS OF THE FUTURE, LEARN ABOUT PLANTS, COOL THE CITY

NEXT INSTALLMENT: SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016

10AM-1PM: PLANT THE PRAIRIE

- at the corner of Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue-

1-4PM: BYOPicnic// Time Travel // Create Your Own Extra Terrestrial Garden // Measure and Sonify Your Environment

meet our plant friends: Rattlesnake Master, Venus Flytrap, Indigo, and Special Guests

-at the Museum of Durham History -

Why Prairie Island? Most people don't think of prairies in the Southeast, but they were once 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 event series is for adults*

  Beasts from John Brickell's Natural History of North Carolina-1737

Beasts from John Brickell's Natural History of North Carolina-1737

UPCOMING PRAIRIE ISLAND EVENTS:

 SATURDAY, MAY 7- PRAIRIE WEEKEND

10am-1pm  Prairie Planting with Music from Good Times Assurance Co.

1-3pm BYOPicnic

- at Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue-

3pm-5pm Time Travel Hike with Justin Robinson at Horton Grove Prairie

Wednesday, May 18- Prairie Evening

5:30-7:30pm Prairie Planting

- at Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue-

8pm Drinks at Arcana *entrance on Ramseur St*

ONGOING: RATTLESNAKE MASTERS

Explore North Carolina Native Plants in the field with Extra Terrestrial's Justin Robinson. Learn to identify wild plants // Intentionally harvest plants from permitted sites // Create future landscapesRattlesnake Masters Registration HERE.

The Prairie Island Planting at Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue 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.

Directions to Prairie Island:

 

The Prairie Island Planting at Blackwell Street and Morehead Avenue 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.

 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