Long time RIWPS member and volunteer Garry Plunkett dedicates his efforts to land conservation in his town. Read about his experiences collecting data on a newly acquired property of the Tiverton Land Trust.
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Doug Tallamy, has spent years studying the relationship between plants and the insects they support. He is passionate about how to create biodiverse habitats in as many places as possible, including ones own landscape.
Dr. Susan Barton discusses how the lessons learned in planting and editing roadsides can be applied to a variety of landscapes and illustrate strategies for managing landscapes sustainably and provide guidelines for promoting native plants and combating invasive plants in public and private spaces.
The word “meadow” brings to mind fields of open grassland, dappled with wildflowers bending to the wind in rolling waves across the horizon. Those inviting images frequented gardening publications twenty-five years ago, about the time I was figuring out my meadow.
We are saddened by the passing of two RIWPS members.
Robert Fain first joined RIWPS in 2008. In addition to his interest in Rhode Island Plants he worked professionally and personally on social justice issues. He died last July. See obituary
Michael Lapinky was an 11 year member. He was known for his willingness to share his knowledge and experience on all things gardening. Michael died in January of this year. See obituary
Robin Law Kimmerer begins Braiding Sweetgrass with the story of Skywoman, who falls from a hole in the Skyworld, clutching a bundle of branches with many fruits and seeds. She hurtles downward, in a shaft of light, where there was only darkness before, toward the murky water below.
If you’ve never experienced the sunrise over a salt marsh, inhaling the distinctive fragrance of hydrogen sulfide given off by decomposing smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) and hearing the dawn chorus of marsh birds, you might want to explore one sooner rather than later. The marshes are disappearing at an alarming rate.
In early December, at the grand age of 95, RIWPS Life member and former Co-President, Mabel “Sindy” Hempstead passed on. Sindy was a RIWPS member since 1994 and immediately recruited to serve on the Board, first as Secretary from 1994-1996, then as Co-President with URI Plant Science Prof. Richard Hull, from 1996-1997. Recruited once again […]
In 2019, in an effort to formalize relocation and support of rare plant species populations, the
RINHS, RIWPS, and RIDEM discussed a cooperative program to propagate the seed of state listed rare plant species.
With sadness we are sharing the news of the death of Dick Donnelly a RIWPS’ member for 28 years and a wonderful volunteer. Dick was passionate about native plants and generously shared his talents for teaching about them, both informally and in a wide variety of public programs and events.
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