State and Chapter Events

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


January, 2022

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Sunday, January 23, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Growth in Old Meadows at Blandy with Jack Monsted
Piedmont Chapter
Sunday, January 23, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Native Shrubs for Birds with Anne Little
Fairfax County Park Authority
Monday, January 24, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Talking Native Plants Zoom Lunch
Upper James River Chapter

February, 2022

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Thursday, February 10, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
New Botanical Records and "Rediscoveries" in Fairfax County with Nelson DeBarros
Potowmack Chapter
Saturday, February 12, 2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
4th Annual Native Plant Symposium - Stop Mowing, Start Growing!
Saturday, February 12, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park Walk
Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane VA
Piedmont Chapter
Monday, February 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Talking Native Plants Zoom Lunch
Upper James River Chapter
Saturday, February 19, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Restoring Our Urban Forest, One Yard at a Time
Sunday, February 20, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Author Event: Vibrant Home Gardens with Kelly D. Norris
Prince William Wildflower Society
Sunday, February 27, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Winter Speaker Series: Grassland at Clifton with Bert Harris
Piedmont Chapter

March, 2022

Date and Time Event Description and Location
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - Thursday, March 31, 2022
All Day
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Seedling Sale
Potowmack Chapter
Saturday, March 12, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Phelps Wildlife Management Area Walk
Chester Phelps Wildlife Management Area, Remington Virginia
Piedmont Chapter

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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. […]