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!
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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.
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 want multiple cardinal flowers or groups of penstemon throughout a planted area.
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