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Charlotte Garden&Nature calendar: Feb. 27 and beyond


Seedling Sale: Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 North Tryon St., 45th Annual Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Tree Seedling sale. Hardwood seedlings and shrubs $2 each including Buttonbush, Possumhaw Viburnum, Red Chokeberry, Spicebush, Virginia Sweetspire, Waxmyrtle, Winterberry, Eastern Redbud, Pawpaw, River Birch, Sweetbay Magnolia, Black Gum, Persimmon, and Red Maple. Rain barrels also for sale. www.mecklenburgconservation.com, 704-336-2455

Winter Walk: Feb 28, 1 & 2 p.m., UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens at McMillan Greenhouse, 9090 Craver Rd. Stroll through the Susie Harwood Garden to appreciate bright berries, bark textures, evergreen structures, and magically fragrant flowers. Guided tours begin with a Camellias presentation.. $5, members free. www.gardens.uncc.edu, 704-687-0721


Monarch Butterflies-Journeys and Transformations: Mar. 1, 7 p.m., H.A.W.K. at Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell Street East, Matthews. Amazing 30 minute video tells the story of the Monarch’s life-cycle, migration and survival issues. Angel Hjarding talks about the Butterfly Highway and what you can do to help. Free. HAWKNCWF@gmail.com, 704-814-0877

Registration is now open for Mecklenburg County Urban Outdoor Connection Camps.

Ivory Baker Rec. Center: Jun 13-Jul 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M-F. Sugar Creek Rec. Center: Jun 20-Jul 15, and Jul 25-Aug 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M-F. Before (8-9 a.m.) and after-care (4-5 p.m.) included.

Both camps: ages 7-9 themes are Habitats, Water, Survival, Animals, and Adventure; ages 10-12 themes are Outdoor Sports, Eco Science, Adventure, Water and Backpacking, Kayaking, fishing, hiking and fire building. Registration requires proof of need with a completed scholarship application. Scholarships available. Mecklenburg ParksandRec.com. Call for pricing, 704-588-5224