October 3 – 6

Throughout the week, we’ll have activities for you to get a closer look into a longleaf pine forest and see several unique plants that are only found here in the southeast. Have you ever seen a Venus Flytrap in the wild? Do you want to see birds that call this ecosystem their home? Come join us! There are several different activities offered.

  • Guided Nature Walk at Halyburton Park

    Monday, October 3
    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Take a walk with a park educator to learn about longleaf pine forest, the many animals that call it home and why fire is an important part of this ecosystem! Halyburton Park is a longleaf gem within its urban setting, with native longleaf, wiregrass, fox squirrels and reptiles. Our festival on October 8th will be hosted at Halyburton Park, so be sure to come back and see the demonstration controlled burn!

    Halyburton Park
    4099 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412

  • Plant Walk at Stanley-Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden

    Tuesday, October 4
    9:30 am-10:30 am

    Stanley-Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden is an urban garden in the heart of Wilmington. Stanley Rehder, the “Flytrap Man” created this garden in 2012 to replicate the wetland habitat found in longleaf environments. There are a variety of carnivorous plants found there, as well as wildflowers and native grasses. Coastal Land Trust will talk you through a walk of the garden and show you the variety of plant species found there.

    Stanley-Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden
    3800 Canterbury Rd, Wilmington, NC  28403

  • Carnivorous Bog Workshop

    Wednesday, October 5
    6 pm – 7 pm

    Join Island Wildlife & The Nature Conservancy for an educational workshop focusing on regional carnivorous plants. You’ll learn a little about the ecosystems and inhabitants that make the Lower Cape Fear one of the most biodiverse spots on the globe!

    To keep costs low, we ask that you bring a small *glazed* mug or soup-bowl-sized container without a drainage hole. You’ll leave with a small bog garden of hothouse carnivores and receive instructions on how to raise it successfully for years to come! If you don’t have a container, we’ll have a few for purchase.

    The workshop is $10/person, limit 18 people.


    Fly Trap Brewing
    319 Walnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Fall Bird Walk

    Thursday, October 6th
    8 am – 9:30 am

    Take a walk through Carolina Beach State Park with Cape Fear Bird Observatory! With fall migration in full swing there should be some wonderful birds to be seen. Please bring binoculars. There will be a limited number of binoculars that can be borrowed, but those will be first come first serve. Please meet at the parking lot of the Flytrap Trail. Walk begins at 8 am.

    No registration needed.

    Carolina Beach State Park
    1010 State Park Rd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428, Flytrap Trail