Native Plant Seminars
The Tennessee Native Plant Society began hosting monthly Native Plant Seminars on March 16, 2021. These events will now 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 is 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 began 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. If you miss the live seminar, you can 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.
2021-22 TNPS Native Plant Seminar Schedule
March 16 – Dennis Horn, Spring Wildflowers Across Tennessee – VIDEO
April 20 – Dr. Larry Pounds, Plants of the Cumberland Trail – VIDEO
May 18 – Milo Pyne, Native Plants of the Cedar Glades
June 15 – Cooper Breeden, Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance
July 20 – Meredith Clebsch, Native Plant Propagation
August 17 – Bart Jones, Pollination Strategies of Native Orchids
September 21 – Pandy Upchurch, Edible Natives
October 19 – Robin Whitfield, The Color of Conservation
November 16 – Margie Hunter, Invasive Plants of Tennessee
January 18 – Dave Walters and Dr. Cindi Smith-Walters, Winter Tree Identification
February 15 – Darel Hess, Plant Photography
Want to Join Us?
Check out the TNPS Calendar for the details of these events and the meeting links.