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Past Event March 2017 - The Seven Wonders of Wake; John Connors, Nature Educator

  • NC State University Club 4200 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)

Do you know which Nature Preserve this is?

The WakeNature Preserves Partnership recently named its first seven WakeWonders, the most outstanding natural areas in Wake County. Our speaker, John Connors, will take us on a photographic journey to explore the unique features of each of these natural wonders.  In addition, he will tell us about the WakeNature Preserves Partnership and their efforts to identify ecologically valuable, publicly owned open spaces within Wake County, and to build capacity for appropriate management and long-term stewardship of these areas.

John Connors, retired from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences where he was the Coordinator of the Naturalist Center, is the chairman of the Steering Committee of the WakeNature Preserves Partnership.  He is a very active and engaged member of the Wake Audubon Society where he has twice served as president. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Audubon NC Bird Lore Conservation Education Award. John stays busy leading nature hikes, giving presentations, and compiling the Wake Audubon Christmas and Spring Bird Counts.

EXTRA! White Elephant silent auction with items donated by our members. You might find just what you need! And what you bring may be a treasure to another member!

Regular Lunch: Classic Caesar, Pecan Crusted Boneless Pork Cutlet with Maple Demi Glaze, Baked Sweet Potato, Collard Greens, rolls and butter, coffee, tea & water. Vegetarian lunch includes beans and grains and is determined by the University Club. Gluten free lunches are usually a GF version of the regular lunch. (Do not bring food or beverages of any kind to our luncheons. This is a State Health Code violation)