Speaker July's monthly online seminar speaker is Nathan Fields, CEO of "Plant for Change," which is "Tennessee’s first for-profit plant business co-owned and co-managed alongside individuals with and without intellectual disabilities," dedicated to "cultivate native habitats and sustain greener neighborhoods." The "Plant for a Change" website is: https://www.plantforachange.com/ Seminar Seminars are held via Zoom on […]
Speaker Sam King is currently President of the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council and a stewardship ecologist with the Division of Natural Areas in the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. His work involves a variety of natural resource management projects (including invasive plant management, native plant restoration, and rare species protection) within the natural areas of […]
Description: This is sponsored by TNPS and TCWP. We will visit a powerline for goldenrods, asters, and a striped gentian and then walk Middle Creek Loop, a scenic area with rockhouse endemic species, Cumberland sandwort and rockhouse white snakeroot. Meeting Places/Times:1. Oak Ridge at the Gold’s Gym/Books-A-Million parking lot (meet at the end close to […]
Walden's Ridge Civic League will "Rock the Ridge" from 9-3 CDT on September 16. TNPS will have a table at this event where books and memberships may be purchased.
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. […]
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: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/division-of-natural-areas/#/?event=exploring-the-sands-of-ghost-river-state-natural-area. There is a limit of 20 participants. Be the first to explore the newly acquired sand hill community at Ghost River State Natural Area. […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]