LINCOLN – Walkers and cyclists will have something new to see as they pass by the Kelly House Museum in Lincoln after members of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society planted more than 160 native plants in a new pollinator garden at the site last Friday morning.
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With sadness we announce the passing of RIWPS extraordinary volunteer, Joan Pilson. Joan joined RIPWS shortly after her retirement in 1990 and was soon involved in many aspects of the Society. She was a board member, serving as President from 1993 to 1995 and then as Co-President the following year.
– this review by Anne Raver originally appeared in WildflorRI, Spring 2020 Douglas W. Tallamy — Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard Doug Tallamy begins Nature’s Best Hope, published this year by Timber Press, by tipping his cap to the great conservationists of the 20th century, including Teddy […]
Many of us feel Dick deserves more fanfare. However, since we could not gather in March to thank him nor will be to gather anytime soon, we thought the least we could do is share a selection of thoughts from fellow board members.
I like being on—and off—the trail with Doug McGrady. Sometimes, he veers off into the brush or through the trees or into the swamps, and you just follow. Or not, it’s up to you. I’ve seen more than one cautious soul turn back as Doug keeps a brisk pace up and down hills, across streams too wide to leap (wear boots, balance on rocks or embrace wet feet), through buggy meadows (insect repellent helps), and along marshes stinking of rotting seaweed at low tide.
On the Trail – Garry Plunkett WildforaRI, Spring 2020 Haile Farm’s historical narrative is a common one for coastal Rhode Island. A European family settled along rich coastal marshlands and raised livestock with hay from the salt meadows, supplemented by English hay planted on their upland meadows. The farm endured changing times into the 20th […]
During the afternoon of February 9, eleven RIWPS members gathered in the comfortable living room of the Pilson house around a roaring fire. As if on cue a few snow flakes fluttered past the windows. Elaine Trench lead the discussion of “The Brother Gardeners” by Andrea Wulf.
On January 11, 2020 RIWPS celebrated GO WILD, an afternoon social potluck, held at the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence.
Thursday November 7 marked the last walk in our 2019 series First Thursday Botanizing Walks. This series, which is free and open to the public explores a wide variety of natural landscape in Rhode Island.
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