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Garden and Nature events in Charlotte: March 26 and beyond


Ask a Master Gardener: March 26, 8 a.m.-noon, Davidson Farmer’s Market, 120 South Main St, Davidson. Got garden and plant questions?

Sowing & Growing, Planting & Harvesting: March 31, 6-7:30 p.m. NC Cooperative Extension Service, 1418 Armory Dr. Learn how to create or improve your own productive, sustainable garden. $5. 704-336-2082

Landscape Design and Installation: April 2, 10-11:30 a.m., New Hope Garden Center, 2703 Beaty Road., Gastonia. Learn to design your own yard, including measuring, best location for plants, proper spacing and different layouts. The Gaston County Beekeepers Association will be discussing the beneficial impact bees have. Free. Register: www.newhopegreenhouse.com, 704-824-1799


Track Trails-Nature's Hide & Seek: March 26, 3-4 p.m., McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road., take a guided 1.2 mile hike to see what can be found in the Nature Preserve. Registration required. Free, Ages: 8 and up, www.parkandrec.com, 704-588-5224

Amphibian Hunt: March 26 & 27, 12:30 p.m., Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road. Join the naturalists for a spring amphibians scavenger hunt. Included with Museum admission: $8 www.charlottenaturemuseum.org, 704-372-6261, x300

Mighty Ants: March 28, 10:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m. Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road., Huntersville. Ants have been able to survive on earth for over 100 million years. Learn about how ants hear, taste, touch and smell. Members/free, non-members/$10. Discoveryplacekids.org, 704-372-6261 x-300

Camp Wing Haven: June 20-24, July 18-22, Aug. 15-19. Wing Haven Children’s Garden, 260 Ridgewood Ave. Budding naturalists enjoy fun-filled, hands-on play in the dirt experiences. Cost: $125 members/$150 non-members. For program highlights/Info: www.winghavengardens.com/ChildActivities.asp, 704-331-0664, jill@winghaven.org

Send regional garden and nature calendar listings to: mecklenburgemg@gmail.com. Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardener Volunteers