Native Plant Seminars

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Native Plant Seminars

The Tennessee Native Plant Society will begin hosting monthly Native Plant Seminars beginning March 16, 2021. These events will be held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Central (7:30 p.m. Eastern) and lasting about one hour. All members, and potential members, are welcome to join the seminars at no cost. The link to join each seminar will be posted on the Calendar website pages and is also available in the “2021 Native Plant Seminars”, see the button below.

Speakers are drawn from our most knowledgeable membership, from professionals across the state, and from the professors and students studying our Tennessee native plants.  A range of topics will be covered that may include plants that are currently blooming, native plants in our yards, current research on native plants, protections for native plants, and so much more.

Our Native Plant Seminars begin with our most illustrious member, Dennis Horn. Dennis was lead author and primary mover of our identification book, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians. He received the 2020 TNPS Conservation Award, joined the TNPS Tennessee Botanist Hall of Fame in 2020 and has many more accolades.

Join us for an hour a month to learn more about our Tennessee native plants.

2021 TNPS Native Plant Seminar Schedule

March 16th – Dennis Horn, Spring Wildflowers Across Tennessee

April 20th – Dr. Larry Pounds, Plants of the Cumberland Trail

May 18th – Milo Pyne, Native Plants of the Cedar Glades

June 15th – Cooper Breeden, Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance

July 20th – TBA

August 17th – Bart Jones, Pollination Strategies of Native Orchids

September 21st – Pandy Upchurch, Edible Natives

October 19th – TBA

November 16th – Margie Hunter, Invasive Plants of Tennessee

Want to Join Us?

Check out the TNPS Calendar for the details of these events and the meeting links.