Indoor Meeting Schedule: 2019- 2020

All programs are held in the Hicks Room at the Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail, Hendersonville, NC 28792 unless otherwise stated. The programs begin at 2:00 p.m.

Programs are cancelled if Hendersonville schools are closed due to weather conditions. Information on school closings can be found on most local radio and TV stations and on the internet at

Friday, November 1 – Wildlife of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
Presenter: David Heavner

David’s mostly non-botanical presentation will provide a photographic overview of some of the resident and migratory wildlife (birds, butterflies, mammals, and reptiles) that make the Lower Rio Grande Valley area a truly unique location in the United States.

Friday, November 8 – The Trillium erectum species complex of the Southern Appalachians
Presenter: Katherine G. Mathews, PhD

Kathy’s presentation will cover the distinctive characteristics of six Trillium species native to the Southern Appalachian region and then focus on three taxa, Trillium erectum var. erectum (red-flowered), T. rugelii, (white-flowered), and T. erectum var. album (white-flowered) and their putative hybrids.

Friday, November 15 – Name That Plant
Leader: Janie Marlow

Janie will discuss her website, “Name That Plant”, a plant identification tool with a local focus that is both technically accurate and user-friendly. There’s more in the web site than is immediately obvious, and the presentation will include a short tour of its features as well as demonstrations of different ways that viewers can use the site.

Friday, November 22 Merging Botany and Art
Presenter: Terry Ashley

Terry Ashley is a self-taught artist with a scientific background. Her tools are not brushes and paint, but camera and microscope. She creates fine art nature photographs by combining traditional images of plant life with micro-photographs at the cellular level.

Field trips will resume on March 27, 2020. Members are sent the 2020 field trip schedule upon receipt of their dues. To join or for more information, email