Native Plant Field Trip: R. Garland Dodd Park at R. Garland Dodd Park

Saturday, 25 August, 2018


Join the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society on Saturday, August 25 for its annual field trip to identify late summer native plants in R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks in Chesterfield County A diversity of plants can be found in wooded areas, an open field, and from a floating boardwalk through a freshwater tidal marsh. Meet a little before 10:00 a.m. in the first parking lot on the right after passing the tennis courts. It is the parking area for the nearby playground.

Contact trip leader Richard Moss at 804-380-7262 or to confirm your participation and for more information. Anyone with an interest in our native landscape is welcome, from novice to expert. The outing is free. Wear walking shoes and bring your own insect protection, as well as water and snacks. Trip may be canceled due to heavy rain so contact the trip leader if any questions.

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 eight 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.




R. Garland Dodd Park
201 Enon Church Road
Chester, VA 23831
United States

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