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 Plan now for A VNPS RESEARCH GRANT AWARD in 2018 


The 'Next Generation' at Tri-State Native Plant Conference Field Trip 


Huntley Meadows Park: Photo by Nancy Vehrs, Cox Conserves Hero Finalist 2017. Vote!


Nursery manager mixes green thumb, love of art to create native plant posters. Click to learn more.


Fundraising in 2016 Helped to Grow The Cedars Natural Area Preserve

These plants will disappear unless we can control the deer population.      Photos by Charles Smith

Recent News

VNPS Fundraiser: Land Acquisition

Our partners at the Virginia Natural Heritage Program tell us that conserving large pieces of land is the single most important contribution we can make to preserving functioning ecosystems, biodiversity, and individual species of both flora and fauna. Please help us to help them be in a position to be able acquire land when the possibility arises. Read our President’s letter explaining the drive, and DONATE BY MAIL. Or, read the President’s letter, and then click here to DONATE ONLINE Photo by Gary Fleming.


Flora of Virginia App now available: Android and IOS  Cost is $19.99 and worth every penny!


Research to Help Native Plants!

The VNPS will be awarding funds for research grants in 2018; all the information is now available here: RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS 2018. The application period runs from January 1st to February 15th, and  awards will be made public in March. We anticipate awarding two or three grants this year, including at least one to an undergraduate student. The Grants page above also describes the research projects that have been completed using funds from this award.

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A Summer Intern Speaks Out

The listing of the Rusty Patched Bumblebee, (Bombus affinus), on the Endangered Species Act hit me as a surprise. It made me begin to think about bee habitat and how little the public knows about how to help this species. This bumblebee, along with many other... read more

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