“Horticulture Highlight Walk”: Sept. 5, 1 -2 p.m., Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont. Take a walk through the gardens with members of the professional horticulture staff to learn about what’s in bloom and glean seasonal garden tips.
“Birding Walk”, Sept. 8, 9 - 10 a.m.. Stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds. Both events: Members free, non-members $12.95 adults, $11.95 seniors. www.dsbg.org/events/garden-events; 704-825-4490
“International Vulture Awareness Day”: Sept. 5, Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road inside Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Take part in the vulture activities to learn about conservation efforts and the part vultures play in our ecosystem. Programs: Talon Scene Investigators: The Case of the Feathered Falcon, Sept. 5, 1 and 3 p.m. A high flying, gravity defying summer flight show features our native and exotic birds in free flight. Tickets will be sold up until 10 minutes before the show begins, $5 per program in addition to regular admission. Behind the Scenes Tour Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. & Sept. 6 at 12:30 p.m. Tour the education trail, raptor hospital and enjoy sights not generally open to the public. General admission: adults $10, seniors $8, students $6, members and children under 4 free. Purchase tickets in advance, space is limited: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/visit/hours-and-programs 704-875-6521.
“Babes in the Woods”: Sept. 7, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. Tuck your little one in a stroller and join one of our educators for an easy walk along our paved nature trail. Relax, chat, and experience what nature has to offer this month in a casual, social setting. In case of inclement weather, meet inside the Nature Center for indoor playtime. Registration required, Ages: Adult & under 4 yrs. Free Register online at parkandrec.com or 704-588-5224.
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“Fall Lawn Care Tips”: Sept. 12, 9 - 10 A.M., Pike Nursery, 12630 North Community House Road. The garden experts at Pike’s will tell you how to keep any yard looking fresh year-round. From adjusting mowing height to prevent weed growth, guests of all levels can learn tips and tricks to spruce up their yard and keep it looking beautiful season after season. FREE. www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events
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