This article by Lisa Lofland Gould first appeared in WildfloraRI, Winter 2018 In October 1988, the fledgling RI Wild Plant Society sponsored my attendance at a conference in Washington, D.C., The Consequences of the Greenhouse Effect on Biological Diversity. Among all the bigwig academic institutions, government agencies, and NGOs present at the conference, RIWPS was […]
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To say this book is a collection of essays on spring-blooming wildflowers of the northeastern US and adjacent Canada, while accurate, doesn’t begin to capture its appeal. Unlike so many others, this book seamlessly blends the science, culture, and beauty of these plants, illustrating it all with photographs that are almost like being in the field with a 10x lens.
The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is offering a grant to aid individuals in the study of wild plants and their habitats. To qualify you must be an educator, a member of a Rhode Island botanical or environmental association or a student in a field related to botany or environmental studies. Deadline February 28, 2019.
This article by Dorothy Swift originally appeared in WildfloraRI, Spring 2018. Why grow wild plants from seed? Growing plants from seed provides more plants for your property than buying larger, more costly plants from a commercial or nonprofit source. Certainly, either Lobelia cardinalis or Penstemon digitalis is lovely as a single plant, but most people […]
On the Trail – Laura Orabone WildforaRI, Spring 2018 Rhode Island boasts some 400 miles of splendid coastal habitat, and the Malcolm Grant Trail in Narragansett is a perfect way to spend a day getting acquainted with it. Dedicated in 2008 and named for a long-time official with the RI Department of Environmental Management, in […]
On the Trail – Laura Orabone WildforaRI, Winter 2017 The Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve, located in Charlestown, is Rhode Island’s second-largest nature preserve and is maintained by the state’s chapter of The Nature Conservancy. This 1,112- acre property was acquired in 2001 with help from The Champlin Foundations, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and […]
On the Trail – Paul Dolan WildforaRI, Spring 2016 Powder Mill Ledges is one of the sixteen public wildlife refuges owned by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. This refuge also houses the headquarters for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. There are three separate trails on the property, taking 35 to 90 minutes, if […]
On the Trail – by Gail and Roger Green, Dick Disher WildfloraRI, Winter 2016 The Simmons Mill Pond Management Area is a 500+ acre site in Little Compton, RI, composed of several parcels of land, six ponds, and more than three miles of well-marked trails. It is located in the upper reaches of the Cold Brook drainage as it makes its way to […]
The RIPWS baseball cap will be available for purchase at our General Meeting in January. Cost is $20.00
Despite two changes in dates due to rain, a full compliment toured the landscape of veteran RIWPS member, Sally Johnson, on September 27. Sally and her husband Curtis have worked to make their garden serve as a coastal wildlife refuge.
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The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island's native plants and their habitats. Contributions and dues in excess of $5 (for annual Bulletin subscription) are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
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