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Seminar: Dennis Whigham, Native Orchids in TN–Ecology & Conservation Needs

Speaker The ecology of plants has been Dennis Whigham’s primary interest and his research has resulted in journeys through forests, fields and wetlands around the world.  Explorations have lead to studies of woodland herbs – including orchids, vines, wetland species, invasive species and studies of forests in the tropics, temperate and boreal zones.  In recent […]

Seminar: Nathan Fields, Plant for a Change: Cultivating Native Habitats & Nurturing Greener Communities Alongside People With & Without Disabilities

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: Seminar Seminars are held via Zoom on […]

Seminar: Sam King, Removing Invasive Plants

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 […]

Field Trip: Big South Fork

Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area Jamestown, TN

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 […]

Event: Rock the Ridge

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.

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.