It’s Native Plants Week – October 21 to 27 , 2019!

Photo Courtesy of Debbie Roos

For the third year in a row, Governor Cooper has declared October 21-27 as Native Plants Week in North Carolina!  This highlights and reiterates the importance of native plants to insects, birds and all wildlife alike!  Get more information from NC Audubon, here!  For information on establishing native habitat, don’t forget to check out the Pollinator Toolkit, here!


Save Our Sandhills Meeting, January 31, 2019

Come see Dr. Clyde Sorenson, distinguished Professor of Entomology at NC State, talk about the global insect crisis.  Insect populations are in massive decline and have been characterized as an apocalypse or armageddon – check out our recent blog post about this topic.  Without a healthy worldwide population of insects, life as we know it cannot endure.  Join us as we listen to Dr. Sorenson explain the critical nature of this issue:

Southern Pines Civic Club, 105 South Ashe Street, Southern Pines               

January 31: 7:00PM  


It’s Native Plants Week – October 28 to November 3 , 2018!

In partnership with Audubon North Carolina, Governor Cooper has designated October 28 to November 3rd as Native Plants Week in North Carolina.  The first North Carolina Native Plants Week was last fall.  First Lady, Kristin Cooper,  joined Audubon to install over 1,000 native plants at the Executive Mansion, making it a sanctuary for birds and butterflies passing through downtown Raleigh:








Read the Governor’s official Proclamation for this year’s Native Plants Week and check back soon for more pictures!


Come see us at Bugfest on October 20, 2018!  We’ll have some games for the kids along with a live bumblebee observation colony and information about our group.  We’ll be outside on Edenton Street.  See you there!