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February 2022

Seminar: Darel Hess on Wildflower Photography

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A person does not have to be an expert photographer to take good photographs of plants. Obviously the more one knows about the equipment and what makes a good photo, the higher the percentage of the pictures taken will turn out good. Two main points of view to be discussed are: (1) photographing for personal/shared enjoyment and (2) documentation of species characteristics. This presentation will cover some of the basics of equipment and its use and limitations, followed by a…

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March 2022

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Show is back bigger and better than ever! Please join us for the fabulous 2022 Nashville Lawn and Garden Show March 3 - 6, 2022 Expo Center - The Fairgrounds Nashville Gardens - Lectures - Vendors - Community Outreach - Floral Designs TNPS will join with three other plant groups at booths #254 and #255.

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Wild Ones Plant Natives 2022 Symposium

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

This year, the Symposium will be offered both in person and virtually. All presentations will be recorded and available to ALL paid registrants after the Symposium. Five outstanding speakers will provide presentations to educate and inspire home gardeners and landscape professionals: W. Gary Smith, author of From Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design Tradd Cotter, author of Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation Dr. Bodie Pennisi, University of Georgia Dr. Andrea…

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Seminar: Randy Hedgepath on Some of My Favorite Wildflowers

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

TN State Parks website: State Naturalist, Randy Hedgepath has more than 30 years of experience with Tennessee State Parks. Randy has served as a Ranger Naturalist at South Cumberland and Radnor Lake State Parks. He was appointed State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks in 2007. A graduate of UT-Martin and former National Park Service Interpretive Specialist, Randy is one of the most sought interpretive specialists in the southeastern United States. Seminars The Tennessee Native Plant Society is hosting monthly Native…

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Wild Ones Plant Natives Symposium

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Plant Natives 2022 Marketplace and Expo on March 19th will be held at at the First Horizon Pavilion in downtown Chattanooga. Free and open to the public. The Plant Natives 2022 Native Plant Marketplace & Expo will be held outdoors in the First Horizon Pavilion in downtown Chattanooga, rain or shine.  Multiple regional native plant nurseries, as well as other vendors and exhibitors will be on hand for the event.  

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April 2022

Trails and Trilliums

April 8 - April 10
South Cumberland State Park, Monteagle
Sewanee, TN

Trails and Trilliums: An April Adventure! Plan now to attend the Friends’ 18th annual Trails & Trilliums, April 8-10 (COVID willing). This weekend-long naturalist rally will be headquartered at the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, with hikes and workshops taking place throughout South Cumberland State Park. Highlights of the 2022 event: • David Haskell: This year’s Wine & Wildflowers will kick off with a talk by acclaimed author David Haskell (“The Forest Unseen,” “The Song of Trees”). His new book…

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Seminar: Mary Priestley on Nature Journaling

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A native of Chattanooga, Mary Patten Priestley has spent her adult life in Sewanee, Tennessee. Since majoring in forestry at Sewanee, she has earned master's degrees in biology and in fine arts. Active in the Tennessee Native Plant Society, Mary has served as the society’s president, has embellished the newsletter with her artwork, and has assisted in writing and editing the TNPS field guide, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians, She edits the Sewanee Plant Press,…

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Conservation Days 2022

April 22 @ 3:30 pm - April 23 @ 4:00 pm
Wilderness Station, Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro, TN, 401 Volunteer Road
Murfreesboro, TN
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Building Habitat in a Fragmented World: Activities, speakers, and exhibits focused on engaging with the natural world Wilderness Station, Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro, TN Come learn about local wildlife habitats and backyard habitat improvement projects you can do yourself. Discover citizen science projects and volunteer opportunities in and around Murfreesboro. Meet representatives from organizations working on habitat issues.  Hikes, activities, and information geared towards ages 10 and up. Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. — Nature Walks with Naturalists: Take a hike…

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Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

April 26 - April 30

72nd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Great Smoky Mountains National Park 26-30 April COVID POLICY.  For our 2022 event we will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test in the days prior to the event for all leaders and pilgrims.  We are currently negotiating with a professional, external company, like ones many of you have dealt with during travel or for concert participation.  At this time “full vaccination” status is through the second dose, but that may change if…

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Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - April 30 @ 4:00 pm

In 2022, please join us for the Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival, the evening of April 29 and  all day April 30, 2022 at Cedar of Lebanon State Park in Lebanon, TN. All events will take place outside, weather permitting, with social distancing in place; when that is not possible, masks will be required to protect the health of participants. There is not a food concession at the park, so bring snacks/food if you are planning to spend the…

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