Much thanks to Seed Starters West for shepherding our EARLY NATIVE PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 11, 2019 along with work of Seed Starters East and so many others who volunteered their talents, time or who donated plants.
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RIWPS volunteer Becky Settje has been generously sharing her passion about plants and nature with children for much of her life. Her most recent involvement has been through the walks and programs that she has offered through RIWPS.
At the Annual Meeting on March 30 RIWPS celebrated this years volunteer award winners. A quick look at our Lifetime Volunteers, Marnie Lacoulture & Carolyn Curtis and our Volunteers of the Year, Peggy Buttenbaum & Pat Foley.
On March 16, Amy Bartlett Wright led a class in Botanical Illustration in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Entwined: Botany, Art and the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat at the John Hay Library, Brown University. Take a look!
Winter is a great time to be outside with Becky Settje RWIPS Family walk leader. On February 20, Becky Settje organized a nature walk and activities for families at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge for Bridgepointe Christian Church, East Providence.
On January 6, 2019 Channing Grey of the Providence Journal praises the “near photographic” watercolor images of Edward Peckam, and their well preserved botanical specimens in this “small gem of an exhibit”.
The exhibit Entwined: Art, Botany and the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat continues at Brown University’s John Hay Library through April 30. On January 22 more than 100 RIWPS members and friends gathered to view the exhibit and learn about the History of Botanical Art.
The exhibit showcases the rich history of art and science in Providence and provokes you to consider the consequences of environmental change on local biodiversity. Premiering original watercolors of plants by Edward Peckham together with matching specimens from the Brown University Herbarium, collected by William Bailey and others, explore the lost Cat Swamp habitat of the Wayland and Blackstone neighborhoods on the East Side.
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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 the only state plant society represented—kudos for foresight! My original article, a brief overview of the conference, is reprinted here, followed by a bit of commentary.
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