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Native Plant Seminars

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Native Plant Seminars

The Tennessee Native Plant Society hosts monthly Native Plant Seminars. These events are held via Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Eastern (6:30 p.m. Central) and last about one hour. All members, and potential members, are welcome to join the seminars at no cost. The link to join each seminar is posted on our Calendar website pages.

Join us for an hour a month to learn more about our Tennessee native plants. If you miss the live seminar, you can usually watch the video by clicking on “VIDEO” next to the seminar listing below. Of course, you won’t be able to ask questions on the video.

2023 TNPS Native Plant Seminar Schedule

January 18 – Dennis Bishop, Designing in Nature: Transforming Lawns to Native Plants – VIDEO

February 21 – Allan Trently, Native Plant Highlights from West Tennessee: 2008 to Present – VIDEO

March 21 – Todd Crabtree, Rare Plants and Plant Communities of Southeast Tennessee – VIDEO

April 18 – Erin Tripp, Tennessee: A Global Hotspot for Lichen Biodiversity – VIDEO

May 16 – Rita Venable, Bumble Bees of TN & What They Do – NO RECORDING

June 20 – Dennis Whigham, Native Orchids in Tennessee – Ecology & Conservation Needs – VIDEO

July 18 – Nate Fields, Plant for a Change: Cultivating Native Habitats and Nurturing Greener Communities Alongside People With and Without Disabilities – VIDEO

August 15 – Sam King, Removing Invasive Plants – VIDEO

September 19 – Tony Lance, Certify Your Yard (TWF)

October 17 – Jaimie Matzko, Biodiversity in your Landscape: Why it Matters (Updated)

November 21 – Dennis Horn, Tennessee Orchids

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

Seminar Video Archive


Darel Hess, Wildflower Photography

Mary Priestley, Nature Journaling, Handouts #1, #2, #3, #4

CoreyPine Shane, Southeast Medicinal Plants

Pandy Upchurch, Edible Natives

Robin Whitfield, The Color of ConservationACTIVITY VIDEO

Growing Native Plants

Meredith Clebsch, Low-Tech Native Plant Propagation

Paula Gross, Best Tree for Your Garden

Bart Jones, The Wild and Wondrous World of Orchid Pollination

Non-native Plants

Margie Hunter, Invasive Plants of Tennessee

Margie Hunter, Beyond Aesthetics: Garden As If Life Depends On It

Observation & Identification

Randy Hedgepath, Some of My Favorite Wildflowers

Dennis Horn, Spring Wildflowers Across Tennessee

Larry Pounds, Plants of the Cumberland Trail

Larry Pounds, Fall Wildflowers

Milo Pyne, Native Plants of the Cedar Glades

Dave Walters and Dr. Cindi Smith-Walters, Winter Tree Identification

Ann Willyard, Scientific Names


John Froeschauer, Moths and Butterflies: Natural History and Gardening

Steve Murphree, Insect Pollinators