Bring Your Early Fall Gardening Questions Aug. 29, 8 - 11:30 a.m. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road located in the Greenery Shed. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners provide expert, research-based answers to your fall gardening questions. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org 704-336-4011
Edible Plant Hike Aug. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road. Join a naturalist led hike on the preserve to find out which plants can be best put in teas, eaten raw and which should not be eaten at all! Free, registration required: 704-431-6460 www.parkandrec.com
Gardening for Beginners Aug. 29, 9 a.m. Pike Nursery, 12630 North Community House Road. www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events 704-341-7453
Beautiful Butterflies Aug. 29-30, 12:30 p.m. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. Come explore the small world of one of our most important pollinators. Then create your own beautiful butterfly craft to take home. Animal Feedings & Encounters daily at noon and 2:00 p.m., Creatures of the Night Nature Dome daily at 3:00 p.m. Members free, non-members $8 per person, children under 2 free. Advance tickets: charlottenaturemuseum.org 704.372.6261 x300 or in person.
People’s Choice Organics Sept. 1, 12-1 p.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont. Billy Styles has been a leading resource in the gardening industry. He’ll talk about the benefits of organic gardening and show you the results. Feel free to bring a bag lunch. 704-825-4490
Ospreys with Dr. Rob Sept. 1, 7 p.m. Habitat & Wildlife Keepers (H.A.W.K.) at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street East, Matthews. Rob Bierregaard has been tagging ospreys since 2000, leading to significant research and surprising discoveries regarding their migration patterns. Free, all ages. Reservations HAWKNCWF@gmail.com 704-814-0877
Sunrise Kayak Tour Sept. 4, 6:30-8:30 a.m. Sponsored by McDowell Nature Center meeting at the Lake Wylie waterfront. Join McDowell staff members for a kayak tour of Lake Wylie during early morning hours as we search for wildlife. Registration required, $15, age 16 and up. Registration at www.parkandrec.com or 704-588-5224
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