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Powder Mill Ledges, Smithfield, RI

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 […]

Simmons Mill Pond Management Area, Little Compton, RI

On the Trail – by Gail and Roger Green, Dick Disher WildfloraRI, Winter 2016 The Simmons
 Mill Pond
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

RIWPS Botanizing Walks – A most enjoyable way to learn about native plants!

RIWPS Botanizing Walk at Neutaconkanut Hill Park. On Thursday, October 4, about 16 enthusiastic RIWPS members and friends joined Joe Jamroz, advisory board member for the Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy, to enjoy spectacular views of Providence at Neutaconkanut Hill Park. Neutaconkanut by the way, means home of squirrels.

Rising nearly 300 feet above Narragansett Bay, this naturally forested park is situated in

Looking for rare species, time well spent

Doug McGrady, veteran RIWPS member and leader of numerous botanical walks and forays cited for his recent discovery of a population of chaff-seed (Schwalbea americana) in his work as a Plant Conservation Volunteer with the New England Wild Flower Society.

2018 is a great year for RIWPS Spring native plant sales!

Due to the work of so many volunteers, RIWPS’ May and June Sales sent over 4,500 native plants into Rhode Island and surrounding communities. People are looking to be good stewards of the landscape by adding more native plants and our sales are the best place to find a great selection of native flowers, shrubs, trees, ferns, and grasses and at reasonable prices.