2021 Modified Annual Conference
The 2021 Conference was held April 10-11 in Red Boiling Springs with headquarters at the Donoho Hotel. Because of continued concerns for COVID-19 there were no speakers and no meetings, including our Annual Meeting which will be held later this fall. The field trips on Saturday to Taylor Hollow (permission required) and Larkspur Cemetery, and on Sunday to Winding Stairs (a city park) were amazing! With attendence low because of COVID this incredible set of hikes will be repeated again in a few years.
2020 Annual Meeting Review
The TNPS Annual Meeting usually occurs in conjunction with our annual conference, which was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 issues. Instead, we held our annual meeting online Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. CST. (That’s 7:30 p.m. EST.)
We started with a business meeting that included election of officers. Then at 7:00 CST (8:00 EST) our featured speaker, Dr. Joey Shaw, introduced the new online Tennessee-Kentucky Plant Atlas. “The TN-KY Plant Atlas is a resource for anyone interested in the vascular plants of Tennessee and Kentucky. It has been developed as a comprehensive database for plant data useful to plant enthusiasts, hobbyists, professionals, conservation workers, decision makers, and students and teachers of all levels.”
2019 Conference Review
Our Saturday field trips took us along the shoreline of Reelfoot Lake to see lots of flowering wetland plants and more. Trips were expertly lead by Bart Jones and Alan Trentley. In the evening we heard from Dr. Tom Blanchard of UT-Martin (Reelfoot Lake Research Station) on the uniqueness of this natural lake, some of the problems facing the lake, and how those problems might be addressed.
Tennessee Native Plants
2019 Conference Photo Highlights
(Photos by David and Karen Hill)