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Seminar: Tony Lance, Certify Your Yard

Speaker Tony Lance previously worked as a naturalist for the Nashville Park system, then joined the Tennessee Wildlife Federation in 2011. A longtime birder and beekeeper, Tony is most at home being outdoors hiking and backpacking. In 1999, he checked a major goal off his bucket list by completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. […]

Field Trip: Exploring the Sands of Ghost River State Natural Area

Ghost River State Natural Area Ghost river State Natural Area, TN

Description: Since this is a scheduled natural areas event, you must register as it is open to everyone, so TNPS members that want to join should sign up early here: There is a limit of 20 participants. Be the first to explore the newly acquired sand hill community at Ghost River State Natural Area. […]

Fall Master Gardeners of Hamilton County

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will hold their fall event of September 30th from 10 to 4 at the Hamilton County Agricultural Extension grounds, 6183 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga 37416. TNPS will have a table at this event where books and memberships may be purchased.  

Seminar: Jaimie Matzko, Biodiversity in your Landscape: Why it Matters

Speakers Jaimie Matzko is currently Biodiversity Program Specialist at Discover Life in America. She has been a naturalist and educator in the Smoky Mountains for over 20 years. She is a University of TN graduate with a degree in Environmental Studies, with a focus on Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her hobbies include gardening, nature photography, […]

Fall Native Plant Sale

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary 545 Beech Creek Road S, Nashville, Tennessee

Wild Ones Middle Tennessee Chapter will hold their next native plant sale jointly with Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary on Saturday, October 21, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.

Seminar: Dennis Horn, Tennessee Orchids

Speaker Dennis Horn was a  charter member of TNPS when the society was established in 1978, Dennis was also lead author and primary mover of our book, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians.  Dennis enjoyed a distinguished career as an engineer at Arnold Engineering and Development Corporation, culminating with being bestowed […]

Seminar: “Evolution of Flowering Plants” with Mary Priestley

Mary Priestley’s presentation will be a brief introduction to Plant Systematics: the study of relationships between plants. We will look at the development of flowering plants, basic flower structure, and comparison of flowers that exhibit “ancestral” characteristics with those with more “derived” characteristics. For those interested in looking further at this topic you may want […]

Field Trip: Frozen Head State Park, Morgan County

Description: This is a joint outing for TNPS and TCWP. We will have an excellent opportunity to see spring wildflowers. This will be a switch from last year. We will start from Panther Branch Trailhead. The first 0.55 miles is ideal for those with rather limited hiking capabilities; the trail is wide and flat. For […]

Field Trip: Rock Island State Park, Warren and White Counties

Description:  Rock Island State Park is located in the Eastern Highland Rim on the Caney Fork River in Middle Tennessee. The town of Rock Island was a thriving community in pioneer days and a major stop on the Kentucky to Alabama road. The Great Falls Cotton Mill operated there from 1892 to 1902 and the […]

Seminar: “Native Ferns” with John Manion

Even without the ancient and fascinating history of ferns, and their formidable role in plant evolution – they are so very valuable in the garden/landscape setting. The first land plants were the spore-forming and non-flowering mosses, hornworts and liverworts - collectively called the bryophytes, all of which lacked vascular systems. This prevented them from growing […]