2020 Annual Meeting Online
The TNPS Annual Meeting usually occurs in conjunction with our annual conference, which was cancelled this year 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 is being 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.”
2021 Conference and Annual Meeting
The 2020 conference scheduled for Red Boiling Springs with headquarters at the Donoho Hotel was cancelled, however, we are rescheduling for April 9-11, 2021.
To reserve a room at the Donoho Hotel, please call them at 615-699-3141 and let them know that you are with TNPS.
We will post registration forms, speaker information and field trip details in 2021.
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)