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


January, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Friday, January 22, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Potowmack Chapter Board Meeting [via Zoom]
Saturday, January 30, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plants Beyond the Basics: The Fascinating Flowers with Dr. Emily Southgate [via Zoom]

February, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Saturday, February 6, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stop Mowing, Start Growing! Third Annual Native Plant Symposium for Beginners
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VNPS-NR February 2021 Meeting: Virtual Tour of the San Diego Botanical Gardens [via Zoom]
Thursday, February 11, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Life in Your Wild Garden with Laura Beaty [via Zoom]
Sunday, February 21, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Pollinator Victory Garden with Kim Eierman [via Zoom]

March, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
VNPS Annual Workshop 2021 - Part 1
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
VNPS Annual Workshop 2021 - Part 2
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VNPS-NR March 2021 Meeting: Comparing the cryptogam floras of old-growth and secondary-growth forest stands on the Virginia Tech campus [via Zoom]
Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Successional Change at Fraser Preserve with Margaret Chatham [via Zoom]

April, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VNPS-NR April 2021 Meeting: How to Choose a Good Garden Sign by Brenda Graff [via Zoom]

May, 2021

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VNPS-NR May 2021 Meeting: Ian Canton of Wood Thrush Nursery Will Speak on How to Propagate Native Plants [via Zoom]

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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. […]