Wilmington Wkd Outing

May 18, 2019 @ 5:30 am – May 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Karl Chiang


Easter Carolina Wilmington Day Outing Saturday, May 18th or Overnight

Sunrise, Spring Flowers in the Gardens, Fort Fisher, and Sunsets at Carolina Beach!

Come explore Wilmington for the day on Saturday or stay overnight on your own and get up for sunrise and more adventures on Sunday.

We are listing times for all locations so feel free to join us for sunrise or at anytime throughout the day.  Please RSVP what time and where you will be joining us so we know when to be on the lookout for you.


Sunrise at Crystal Pier and shorebirds 5:30 am – 8:00 am

The sunrise will be at 6:03 am.  We will be shooting sunrise and then head down the beach to photography shoreline and nesting birds.

Check out Crystal Pier/Oceanic Pier at 703 South Lumina Avenue Wrightsville Beach, NC



Breakfast on your own


Arlie Gardens 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come explore beautiful Arlie Gardens, look for the famous fox, and practice your macro and flower photography in the garden.

300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403


Lunch Break


Wilmington Arboretum 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore and photograph what is seasonally in bloom at the arboretum.

Wilmington Arboretum at 6206 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC.



Fort Fisher 3:00 – 5:00

Explore and photograph the Fort

 4845, 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449



Dinner on your own or check into the hotel and have a group dinner following sunset.


Sunset at Carolina Beach State Park 6:30 pm – sunset

Sunset is at 8:12 pm

Carolina Beach State Park at 1610 State Park Road Carolina Beach



RSVP to Nicole Deen by Monday, May 13th at nicoleldeen@gmail.com


Thanks and hope to see you there!

Nicole Lauren Deen


Eastern Carolina Co-Coordinator 

Carolina Nature Photography Association


This weekend in Wilmington May 18-19, 2019 will be a trial run for the 2020 CNPA Photo Weekend that the Eastern Carolina Region will be hosting. We are going to explore some natural areas to include our field trips and hopefully meet some of our Wilmington members who can’t make the trip to our monthly meetings in Greenville. Karl is our chairman for 2020 Photo Weekend and planning places to visit on our upcoming 2019 May weekend. Come and help for a day or all weekend.

Several of us are staying at Beau Rivage Golf and Resort on 649 Rivage Promenade Wilmington, NC on the 18th as most of hotels were booked when we looked for hotels.

Here is a listing Karl has made of points of interest:

Sunrise Locations:

Coquina Rocks, Carolina Beach
Wrightsville Beach Pier
Carolina Beach Pier
Kure Beach Pier

Morning outings:

Shorebirds at south end of Wrightsville Beach
Airlie Gardens (fox ?)
Greenfield Park and Lake (alligators)
New Hanover Arboretum and Gardens
Green Swamp Preserve or Rheder Garden

Afternoon outings:

Fort Fisher-Aquarium (rain option)
Green Swamp
Wrightsville Beach south end for shorebirds
Carolina Beach State Park
Ferry to Bald Head Island

Sunset Locations:
River Road Park
Carolina Beach State Park at the Jet Ski Rentals area