by Crystal Cockman
June 11, 2018
On Sunday May 29, I had the opportunity to go on a botanical adventure with Bruce Sorrie, botanist, retired from the NC Natural Heritage Program. The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program is a program of the Division of Land and Water Stewardship within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Bruce has over 30 years of experience and is an expert in his field, and can name just about any plant you can point out. He has written “A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region,” which also has many plants you’d expect to see in the Uwharries. His guidebook is arranged by habitat, and features over 600 wildflowers, flowering shrubs and vines.
Bruce allowed The LandTrust for Central NC to auction off a morning with him looking for unique plants as part of our fundraising event, RiverDance, last year. The winner of the botanical tour brought along a friend and we met at the Eldorado Outpost Sunday morning on our adventure. [Read more…]