Impact of Climate Change on Virginia and Its Flora at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Thursday, 01 November, 2018


Want specific information on the impact of climate change in Virginia, especially the flora? Come to the Thursday, November 1 meeting of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society to hear Dr. Richard Groover describe growing season changes, impacts on invasive species, and Savannafication of our forests due to climate change.

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 you can come early and get to know others with similar interests. A short business meeting will follow the presentation. 

Dr. Groover is a professor of biology and the assistant dean of mathematics, science and engineering at Reynolds Community College. He is a Fellow of the Virginia Academy of Science, was a member of the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission, and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Science Museum of Virginia. He has published numerous scientific articles and produced several award-winning documentary films. Data from Dr. Groover’s new book, The Environmental Almanac of Virginia, 2nd edition, will be cited in his talk, and the book will be available for purchase (also available here).  

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.


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

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