2021 Conference – Modified
The 2021 Conference will be held April 10-11 in Red Boiling Springs with headquarters at the Donoho Hotel. To reserve a room at the Donoho Hotel, please call them at 615-699-3141 and let them know that you are with TNPS. There will be no registration or fee for this conference.
Because of continued concerns for COVID-19 there will be no speakers and no meetings or gatherings, including our Annual Meeting which will be held later this fall. The field trips will go on as planned for Saturday and Sunday. Saturday field trips will be at Taylor Hollow and Larkspur Cemetery, alternating morning and afternoon hikes with lunch at Larkspur. On Sunday the hike can be a self-tour or group hike at Winding Stairs with the TNPS group meeting at 10 a.m.
Details about each of the field trips can be found on the Field Trips page and individually on the Calendar pages of this website.
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)