The College of William and Mary is a historic icon so it should come as no surprise that the plants in College Woods also have a history worth sharing. At the Thursday, November 2nd meeting of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Native Plant Society, you can learn about the flora of the College Woods from Caitie Cyrus who spent many hours of field work surveying for 680 historically documented plant species and mapping locations of all plant collections and rare populations. She received her master of science degree with a focus on field botany from William and Mary in 2016. She is presently employed as an environmental scientist with Vanasse, Hangen, Brustlin, Inc. in Williamsburg.
This free meeting is open to the public and takes place in the Education and Library Complex of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA. Start time is 7 p.m., but the room is available at 6:30 p.m. so come early and get to know others with similar interests. A short business meeting will follow the presentations.
The Pocahontas Chapter is one of 12 Virginia Native Plant Society chapters, and serves the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan and the cities of Ashland, Chester, 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.
Richmond, VA 23228
Event ContactSuzanne Jenkins
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