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Guest will discuss ornamental plants of the Caribbean
RICHMOND — What better way to get your mind off the wintry weather than take a trip to the Caribbean with botanist Dr. John Hayden? He will share his “Travelogue of Trinidad, Jamaica, Panama, and Cuba” with a focus on ornamental plants at the meeting of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society on Thursday, Jan. 10.
This free meeting is open to the public and takes place in the Education and Library Complex of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue. Start time is 7 p.m., but the room is available at 6:30 p.m. so you can come early and get to know others with similar interests. A short business meeting will follow the presentation.
In addition to his teaching and research duties as a professor of Biology at the University of Richmond, Dr. Hayden also curates the University Herbarium and is primary care provider for the plants in the Department of Biology greenhouses. In addition, he is an avid home gardener.
The Pocahontas Chapter is one of 12 Virginia Native Plant Society chapters, and serves the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond.
In addition to the monthly meetings, the chapter conducts field trips, holds a May picnic and wildflower walk, hosts the annual Virginia Native Plant Society Winter Workshop, and sends a monthly newsletter. Membership in a chapter is available to anyone who joins the Virginia Native Plant Society. VNPS members enjoy the natural world and support efforts to preserve Virginia’s native plants. Ranging in age from students to seniors, members are professionals, knowledgeable amateurs and many who are just beginning to learn about Virginia's flora. All are welcome.
For more information visit the chapter and state websites: http:// vnps.org/pocahontas/.