October 9 – 13

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 Hike at Halyburton Park

    Join City of Wilmington Park staff at an urban gem – Halyburton Park! This region was once covered with longleaf pines. Halyburton Park represents a piece of history where fire shaped the landscape. This guided hike will take you through a longleaf pine upland forest to learn more about this ecosystem and see the wildlife that still inhabits this area.

    Halyburton Park, 3 pm – 4:30 pm
    Please register by calling 910-341-0075

  • Carnivorous Bog Workshop

    Did you know the area outside Wilmington, NC is home to some of the world’s most unique carnivorous plants? Please join Lower Cape Fear Wildlife representative Jessica Roach and Michelle Ly from 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!

    Participants must bring a small *glazed* mug or soup-bowl-sized container without a drainage hole. You’ll leave with your very own hothouse carnivore plant and receive instructions on how to raise it successfully for years to come!

    Flytrap Brewery, 6 pm

  • Screening of ‘Shew’s Natural Treasures’

    Fire and Water are critical agents in the ecosystem of southeastern North Carolina. In collaboration with Fire in the Pines and Flow ILM, CAM will feature a screening of Shew’s Natural Treasures, a documentary that focuses on our unique coastal environment.

    Roger Shew, a native of Brunswick County, has been educating UNCW students and the community for decades about our wild spaces, their importance, and the threats to our regional ecosystem. He works in the community to preserve these habitats, including his self-described “natural treasures” of the coastal plain in southeastern North Carolina. Our community is at a critical stage with development and pollution endangering our natural ecosystems, including our natural treasures and the species that call them home.

    A discussion will follow the screening with Roger Shew and filmmaker Jesse Bradley, The Nature Conservancy’s Deb Maurer joined by the leading organizers for Fire in the Pines and Flow ILM: Andy Fairbanks, Gene Felice and Michelle Ly.

    Cameron Art Musuem, 7 pm

  • Guided Bird Hike

    It’s migration season!  Join the Cape Fear Bird Observatory at Halyburton Park for a birding adventure!
    Fire creates a unique habitat for many species, including birds. Learn more about what bird species you can find while walking in a longleaf pine forest, learn their calls and tips for birding.

    Halyburton Park, 8 am