Latest Past Events

Beechwood Lecture – URI Chestnut Orchard Research Project

Beechwood Center 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown

Rhode Islanders Helping to Restore the American Chestnut Our speaker Yvonne Federowicz is a Master Gardener and the former President of the RI/MA Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation as well as the current Project Leader for the University of Rhode Island (URI) Chestnut Orchard Research Project.  She will discuss  the latest developments and findings […]

First Thursday Botanizing Walk – Simmons Mill Pond

Little Compton, RI

Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod), GGardner Simmons Mill Pond in Little Compton offers a variety of habitats within a short distance. Guided by Dennis Webster, RIWPS member and board member of the Taylor Point Restoration Association, we will walk through coastal oak-holly forest that once was farmland and woodlots, and then cross the dam to explore […]

First Thursday Botanizing Walk -Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Coventry, RI

Note.  This walks starts at 9:30 a half hour earlier than our normal First Thursday Walks. Solidago sempervirens (seaside-goldenrod) and Junonia-coenia (common buckeye butterfly) In late summer the flora begins to change as asters and goldenrods bloom and seeds and fruits mature. Animals rely on many plants for food and shelter while many plants rely […]