An Evening with Tom Horton,
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will host its annual sale of native plants on Saturday, September 8, 2017, from 9 AM until Noon at Wicomico Parish Church in Wicomico Church. The sale will feature at least sixty varieties of flowers, ferns, grasses, trees, vines and shrubs that are native to the Virginia Coastal Plain. Featured plants will include American Beautyberry, Butterfly Weed (host plant for the Monarch Butterfly), Coastal Azalea, Cardinal Flower, and Eastern Red Columbine, all native specifically to the Northern Neck, as well as several adaptable but often hard to find native trees and shrubs.
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!
February 15, 2018 Meeting - The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) invites the public to its first meeting of 2018 at 12 noon on February 15 in the Parish Hall of the Wicomico Parish Church (Episcopal) on Route 200 in Wicomico Church.
“We are delighted to announce that wildlife biologist Lauren Cruz will address Building Habitat at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge,” said NNNPS president, Kevin Howe. “One of four refuges in the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex, its four units protect 8700 acres of land along the Rappahannock between King George County and the Laurel Grove Unit near Farnham.”
Cruz has a diverse background in biology and wildlife conservation, having studied otter populations, bird strikes at wind turbines and nesting shorebirds. She investigated light sensitivity among Olive Ridley Sea Turtle hatchlings at a national park in Costa Rica for her M.S. research.
Howe added, “After stints in other mid-eastern states, Lauren now conducts vegetation surveys at the Rappanhannock River Valley refuge units, where she is making a positive contribution to environmental conservation and management."
Bring a brown bag lunch; light refreshments may be served.