Pocahontas Chapter: Big Meadows SNP Plant Walk

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
12:00 am

Big Meadows


(Richmond, VA) – Join the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society on Saturday, July 14 to explore Big Meadows, an area known for having the highest concentration of rare plants in Shenandoah National Park. Trip leader Joey Thompson is an environmental scientist with a specialty in rare, threatened, and endangered plant surveys who has experience working in the park.

Anyone with an interest in our native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. The approximately two-hour walk is free and open to the public but has a limit of 25 participants. To confirm your participation, get information on carpooling from Short Pump (7:30 a.m. meet time), and have other questions answered, contact Leslie Allanson at leleorr4@gmail.com. If not carpooling, the meeting place is a parking lot on Rapidan Fire Road found immediately after turning south onto the road from Skyline Drive. Arrive in time for a 10:30 a.m. walk start.

Walk will be easy, but with no shade. It will take place rain or shine. Bring sun protection, sturdy waterproof shoes or boots, and your own snacks, water, and lunch if you want to picnic.

The Pocahontas Chapter is one of 12 Virginia Native Plant Society chapters, and serves the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond. In addition to the monthly meetings, the chapter conducts field trips, holds a May picnic and wildflower walk, hosts the annual Virginia Native Plant Society Winter Workshop, and sends a monthly newsletter.

Membership in a chapter is available to anyone who joins the Virginia Native Plant Society. VNPS members enjoy the natural world and support efforts to preserve Virginia’s native plants. Ranging in age from students to seniors, members are professionals, knowledgeable amateurs and many who are just beginning to learn about our flora. While some members join enthusiastically in activities, others help out occasionally or support the society solely with their memberships and their interest. All are welcome.

For more information visit the chapter and state websites: https://vnps.org/pocahontas/.

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