WE WILL HAVE A NOVEMBER MEETING on Thursday, November 15th at noon with a presentation by David Bryant, a Wildlife Biologist with a Co-Op program under the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Virginia State Game and Inland Fisheries Service and Virginia Tech. It will be about his grassland restoration work and the steep decline in birds and pollinators. It will be a very interesting program. We will also elect new officers for next year.
The September meeting of the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will be held on Thursday, October 18th at noon at the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal), on Rte 2000 in Wicomico Church.
Brian Barnes, Lancaster County’s Environmental Compliance Officer, will review the County’s efforts with environmental matters, emphasizing wetlands and invasive plants species and the Chesapeake Bay Act.
Two of the nation’s most respected climate scientists – leaders of The Ohio State University’s renowned Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center – will describe their pioneering studies of the world’s great ice fields in Kilmarnock on Sunday afternoon, October 14.
NNNPS will have a booth at this event.
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Wetlands Preservation in Virginia by Kati Rubis, The Nature Conservancy
Free and open to the Public - the September meeting of the Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will be held on Thursday, September 20th at noon at the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) on Route 200 in Wicomico Church.
An Evening with Tom Horton,
Chesapeake Bay reporter, nature writer, book author, film maker
6 p.m. Cash Bar Reception;
7 p.m. buffet dinner and Tom Horton presentation
Friday, June 29, 2018
Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club
362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock, VA. 22482
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NN VNPS) invites the public to a presentation about Virginia’s Amazing Carnivorous Plants at noon on Thursday, June 21, in the Parish Hall of the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) on Route 200 in Wicomico Church.
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NN VNPS) is offering a walk for members and the public on June 16 to see orchids and other wildflowers at Chilton Woods, a Virginia State Forest in Lancaster County.
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NN VNPS) is offering a walk for the public on June 14 to see orchids and other wildflowers at Chilton Woods, a Virginia State Forest in Lancaster County. This walk will be repeated on June 16 at the same time and location.
Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge
On Wednesday, May 16th, we will be traveling to Meadowview Biological Research Station south of Fredericksburg to visit a site dedicated to the preservation and restoration of rare wetland plants, habitats and associated ecosystems on the coastal plain of Maryland and Virginia. Meadowview’s particular area of specialization is the endangered habitats of bogs and seepage wetlands that contain pitcher plants. We will have a presentation by Dr. Phil Sheridan, the founder and a director of Meadowview and a driving force for longleaf pine and pitcher plant preservation in Virginia. There will be a minimal amount of walking but bring a camera. There should be opportunity to purchase plants and related items.
We will meet at 10 am at Meadowview which is located at 8390 Fredericksburg Turnpike, Woodford, VA 22580. It is about 80 miles north of Kilmarnock. For more information or car pooling, contact Kevin Howe at 571-232-4592.
Travel to northwestern Fauquier County to see one of the largest (millions!) Great White Trillium displays in the world! This area is resplendent with many (often rare) wildflowers and trees, including native orchids and a variety of wildlife to observe.
A spur of the moment Field Visit to another flowering colony of the perennial Bloodroot will take place this Thursday, April 5th. It will be a short walk on private property at the invitation of the property owner.
A walk on the doghouse trail at Chilton Woods State Forest in search of Spring Beauty, Redbuds and other Spring ephemerals . Meet in the grass parking lot at the entrance to doghouse trail at 10am on 4/3/2018.
The workshop will be held at Belle Isle State Park, on 21 Feb 2018, starting at the Canoe Launch Parking Lot from 10:00AM to Noon. Here is a chance to get outside and learn to identify trees - naked trees!