Barred Owls Presentation

Online/Virtual Event

Barred Owls are one of the most common owls found in North Carolina and not many people know much about them! Learn the basics about these amazing creatures with Audrey Blackburn, the Community Engagement Manager of the Carolina Raptor Center. She'll teach us some fun facts about these nocturnal predators and how to attract them…

Parkwood Middle School Tree and Garden Planting

Parkwood Middle School 3219 Parkwood School Rd, Monroe, NC

Join NCWF and its two Union County chapters to plant over 200 pollinator plants on Parkwood Middle School’s campus to be used for educational purposes, pollinator habitat and beautification. Register Here!

Beekeeping 101

Online or In-Person

Join the Union County Wildlife Chapter online, or in-person at the Union County Agricultural Center, for a presentation on beekeeping and why we care about honeybees with beekeeper Sheila Jeffrey. Sheila Jeffrey became interested in keeping bees through her husband (currently the president of the Union County NC Beekeepers Association Club). He attended a Beekeeping School…

Beavers: Love Them or Hate Them

Union County Agricultural Center 3230-D Presson Rd., Monroe, NC

Love them or hate them, beavers were one of our first land managers and still play an integral part in shaping landscapes. This month our speaker is Denise Altherr who will join us in-person (and online) for an exploration of the secret lives of beavers from where we started to their near extinction, and the…

Invasive Tree Pests

Online/Virtual Event

Join NCWF's Union County Wildlife Chapter in learning about invasive tree pests that are impacting our North Carolina forests including spotted lantern fly, emerald ash borer, and sudden oak death. Our speaker, Brian Heath, is a Forest Health Specialist for the NC Forest Service. Brian began working with the agency in 1994. His job focus…

Creating a Backyard Habitat with Native Plants

Online/Virtual Event

Join NCWF's Union County Wildlife Chapter in learning more about creating backyard habitats! We will explore the benefits of planting native species, and discover how to best attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your yard this year! Our guest speaker, Lisa Tompkins, is a North Carolina native who earned a BA in Psychology from…