Doug McGrady, a RIWPS walk leader, is passionate about exploring plant communities in and close to RI. He also tracks rare and endangered plants for the Plant Conservation Volunteer Corps. Click image.
Find online resources and printed references from organizations that steward native plants, including the Rhode Island Natural History Survey, New England Wild Flower Society, University of Rhode Island Outreach Center, Among Rhode Island Wild Flowers and, of course, RIWPS .
The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society (RIWPS) has seed starter groups in Exeter, RI (Seed Starters West) and Portsmouth, RI (Seed Starters East). Seed starters cultivate most of the plants at RIWPS plant sales.
Both groups would welcome more members. Dig in the dirt in non-gardening seasons and enjoy constantly learning about native plants!
People of all botanical abilities are welcome at RIWPS events — beginners, experts, amateurs, and professionals. Come to enjoy and learn about wild plants.
Some RIWPS programs, especially the walks and workshops, can only accommodate a limited number of participants, however; so register early.