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USC Belser Arboretum Open House: Native Plant Week

October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, October 20, 1-4 PM

4080 Bloomwood Rd (close to Piggly Wiggly on Devine)
2 PM Presentation by Dr. Arlene Marturano

All are invited to the October Open House at the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, celebrating SC Native Plant Week.  After exploring the trails and looking for migratory warblers, join Dr. Arlene Marturano at 2 PM for “Bringing Natives Home,” a presentation on native plant gardening and how it benefits wildlife like monarch butterflies. She will demonstrate tagging and releasing migrating monarchs. Also at 2 PM, Katie Dixon Stewart will lead a children’s activity making seed balls for butterflies.

Belser Arboretum is a Columbia “hidden treasure” owned by USC and only open to the public on Wednesday mornings, and the 3rd Sunday of the month. It is 10 acres of surprises in the middle of an urban neighborhood. There are also volunteer hour opportunities here!


Note there are two entrance gates, one on Bloomwood and one on Wilmot Ave. Parking is on street.


October 20, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


MMNA Association


W. Gordon Belser Arboretum
4080 Bloomwood Road
Columbia, SC 29205 United States
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