Upstate Seed Collecting Field Trip

November 4 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 4, 10:00am to 4:00pm±
Field Trip: Seed Collection in Oconee Co.
Leader: Bill Stringer
Meet at 10:00am at the Ingles parking lot in Westminister (intersection of E. Main, US 123, and Oak St.) We will carpool to Long Creek, stopping along the way at the Sharpton roadside prairie on US 76. We’ll travel on to the Sumter National Forest, Andrew Pickens District, stopping where we can park safely to collect seeds at significant populations of native grasses and forbs. The seeds will be used in native plant restoration projects. Participants can collect small amounts of seeds in envelopes for personal use. We should return to Ingles by 4:00 pm.

Wear long pants, comfortable shirts and shoes (high-tops recommended). Bring gloves for collecting, water and snacks for yourself, and be prepared for time in the sun. Take-out food is available at Ingles and Hardees or bring your own lunch from home.

To register for seed-collecting, email Bill Stringer at If you have a six-seater or larger van and would be willing to drive, please let Bill know.


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