State and Chapter Events

Guidance for Walks and In-Person Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic


October, 2022

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Potowmack Chapter Native Plant Sale
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria VA
Potowmack Chapter
Thursday, October 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Invasive Species with Suleka Deevi
Kelly Center Auditorium, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Henrico VA
Pocahontas Chapter
Saturday, October 8, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Field Trip at Explore Park with Heather Butler
Explore Park Visitor Center, Roanoke VA
Blue Ridge Wildflower Society
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Ridge PRISM Fall Invasive Plant Workshop: Identification
Blue Ridge Prism
Thursday, October 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Ridge PRISM Fall Invasive Plant Workshop: Management & Control
Blue Ridge Prism
Thursday, October 13, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The What, When and How of Pruning Native Shrubs and Small Trees with Maraea Harris
Potowmack Chapter
Saturday, October 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shenandoah Chapter Plant & Seed Swap and Chapter Meeting
Oakdale Park, Bridgewater Virginia
Shenandoah Chapter
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Blue Ridge PRISM "Homegrown National Park" with Doug Tallamy
Blue Ridge Prism
Monday, October 24, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fall Colors Walk at Dyke Marsh with Margaret Chatham & Alan Ford
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Alexandria Virginia
Friends of Dyke Marsh
Monday, October 24, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BRWS Meeting, Election, and Speaker: Brent Wills
Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs, Roanoke VA
Blue Ridge Wildflower Society
Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
South Hampton Roads Chapter - October 2022 Meeting
South Hampton Roads Chapter

November, 2022

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Winter Seed Sowing with Laura Beaty and Donna Murphy
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
Thursday, November 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Potowmack Chapter Board Meeting
Potowmack Chapter
Sunday, November 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Potowmack Chapter 2022 Annual Meeting & Program
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria VA
Potowmack Chapter
Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
South Hampton Roads Chapter - November 2022 Meeting
South Hampton Roads Chapter
Monday, November 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
River Ecology with Dr. Steven Powers
Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs, Roanoke Virginia
Blue Ridge Wildflower Society

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  24. […] VNPS Trillium Walks (April 30, 9:30-3; May 4, 5 p.m.): This Virginia Native Plant Society walk features one of the largest displays in the world (millions) of great white trillium, other spring wildflowers, including native orchids, trees and a variety of wildlife. Local naturalist, storyteller and blogger Alonso Abugattas leads the first walk (April 30), on a somewhat rocky two-mile trail, and discussions on plant folklore, natural history, identification and ethnobotany. At Thompson Wildlife Management Area, near Linden. Free and open to the public, but space is limited, so RSVP is required vnps20160430.eventbrite.com. VNPS holds another trillium walk on the evening of May 4 at the same location, led by VNPS members Kristin Zimet and Carrie Blair; contact piedmontvnps@gmail.com for questions about this walk. For more information, go to vnps.org/events. […]



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  43. […] “Historical Botany” talk (Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.): The Piedmont chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society kicks off this year’s Winter Speaker Series, on historical botany, with a talk by Bert Harris, executive director of the Clifton Institute. Harris explains the organization’s plans to restore the grassland ecosystem using several strategies, including burning. The talk, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 9668 Maidstone Road, Delaplane, is free, and refreshments are provided. For more information, email piedmontvnps@gmail.com. The chapter’s Second Sunday walk in Buck Hollow on Jan. 13 is fully booked but check for other walks and winter talks at vnps.org/events. […]



  44. […] “Historical Botany” talk (Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m.): The VNPS Piedmont chapter kicks off this year’s Winter Speaker Series, on historical botany, with a talk by Bert Harris, executive director of the Clifton Institute. Harris explains the organization’s plans to restore the grassland ecosystem using several strategies, including burning. The talk, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 9668 Maidstone Road, Delaplane, is free, and refreshments are provided. For more information, email piedmontvnps@gmail.com. Check for the chapter’s other walks and winter talks at vnps.org/events. […]