SC Native Plant Society events in October

South Carolina Native Plant Society Upcoming Events

A New Land – The Very Short History of Sullivan’s Island’s Accreted Lands by Jeff Jackson, Landscape Designer & Environmental Consultant

Tuesday, October 15th, 6:30 pm, Biology Auditorium, 101 Duckett Hall at The Citadel

We usually think of succession as a long, l-o-n-g process, but this talk may change your mind about that. At Sullivan’s we see, as Jeff says, “Succession on Steroids”. In a geological blink, it’s gone from salt water to an emerging maritime forest. And a VERY important one at that! Jeff has been helping the town with this area for 18 years now and his love of it precedes that. Come find out how this land came about and what’s happening there now and later. Then join us on Saturday for a field trip there and see this area from an insider’s perspective.

*Monthly meetings for the SCNPS lecture series are typically held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Biology Auditorium, 101 Duckett Hall, at The Citadel. Park in any visitor spot, Kovat’s Lot, or the lot behind Capers Hall. Download a parking pass online www.scnps.org to use when parking in faculty lots. Avoid any student lots. For directions and further information visit: http://www.citadel.edu/publicsafety/citadelmaps.html Please join us after each lecture for a reception including hors d’oeuvres and wine, plus native plant give-aways! Unless otherwise stated, all lectures and field trips are open to the public and confirmation is not required.

Sullivan’s Island Accreted Land Walk-About on Saturday, October 19th, 9 am-12 noon

Come join Jeff Jackson for an in-depth tour of the accreted land. See how geology, time, and man have all had a hand in shaping this gem of a natural area. Fall in the sand dunes brings flowers, and flowers bring butterflies galore. We will look at life in this area from the tidal beach to the emerging maritime forest. Also expect a preview of the new Sullivan’s Island Nature Trail, and hear how the island plans to fight off those pesky invasive exotic plants. Meet at the corner of Station 16 and Atlantic Ave.

Contact Jeff Jackson for more info – email: Lowcountryroots@aol.com or phone/text at 843-478-5827.