Wild Plant Chat Zoom Discussion (Thursday, February 9, 2023)

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Public Welcome • Free Event • Chapter Meeting

Wild Plant Chat Zoom Discussion: We will continue our monthly Zoom sharing of garden photos and how-to tips, plus answering questions about establishing native habitats.
Gail Olson will start the Chat by describing starting meadows from seeds. Please send photos to share to [email protected]

Date and Time: Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Eastern Time)

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Johnson City Parks and Rec, Nature’s Garden, Seed Swap/Share and more (Saturday, February 11, 2023)

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Be sure to stop by the Appalachian Highlands Chapter booth to take home some free native plant seeds including stratified common milkweed.

Date and Time: Saturday, February 11th, 2023 • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Location: Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St, Johnson City, TN, 37601

• Public Welcome
• Family Friendly
• Free Event
• Wheelchair Accessible
• Public Restroom
• Free Public Parking

Bluebells Wildflower Walk (Saturday, March 25, 2023)

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Winged Deer Park Disc Golf– open to both members and non-members.

Join us as we walk with JCP&R naturalist, Connie Deegan to explore one of the largest patches of naturalized bluebells in East TN. This area also has a large enough population of Spring Beauties to support the specialist Spring Beauty bee.

Date and Time: Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Winged Deer Park4137 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN 37601

Chapter Seed Swap (Saturday, April 15, 2023)

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Members only!

Benefits of being an official Wild Ones member!  This is an opportunity to thin out your flower beds (especially native plants) and bring your labeled plants (or seeds) to swap/share.  Most of us will take home more than we bring!  You will be charged $2 at the gate for parking.

Date and Time: Saturday, April 15th, 2023 at 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location: Steele Creek Park, 4 Little Ln, Bristol, TN, 37620 • Civitan Shelter

Chapter casual zoom meeting (Thursday, January 19, 2023)

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Chapter Zoom Discussions: We will continue our casual monthly meeting and sharing of garden photos and how to tips, plus answering questions about establishing native habitats.

Starting with description of stratifying native seed by Mel Kelley. Please send photos to share to WOAH Chapter email.

Date and Time: January 19, 7:00-8:30

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Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (Thursday, January 12, 2023)

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In this zoom presentation, Claiborne Woodall, a regional supervisor for the Virginia DC&R Natural Area Preserves System will speak on natural areas stewardship in Southwest Virginia. He will describe the Channels and Pinnacle areas which have public access. Some of the rare plants and natural communities at these and other sites will be highlighted. He will also describe efforts to restore and enhance habitat conditions suitable for rare species and to sustain the inherent biodiversity and beauty of natural communities. 

Topic: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation: Natural Areas Stewardship

Date and Time: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM

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Year in Review – December Member’s Only Gathering (Thursday, December 8, 2022)

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A time to celebrate our first year as the Appalachian Highlands Chapter.  A slide show will run of our “Year in Review” along with a few words by our President on our accomplishments we have achieved together.  More to follow on refreshments but plan to bring your favorite hors d’oeuvre.  Also, if you have any photos of your garden or native plants, please send them to the Chapter email [email protected] to be included.

The Summit building is set back from Volunteer Parkway with an access road between Eastman Credit Union and Bank of Tennessee.  There is a cut-through the Parkway divide for a left turn if you are coming from the downtown Bristol area.  There is adequate parking in the front of the building.

Topic: Year in Review

Date and Time: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: The Summit1227 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN, 37620

Natives in the American Landscape (Thursday, November 3rd, 2022)

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Join us for a presentation by local landscape architect Trevor Curtis of Bricks & Ivy Landscape Design (bricksandivy.online) as he discusses the American landscape. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Trevor believes in working with nature instead of fighting against it. Why should you use Natives? What are some of the common mistakes homeowners make? Native trees, shrubs, grasses, and perennials will be recommended for your garden along with where to purchase them. He will offer sustainable environmentally friendly solutions to your landscaping questions!!

Topic: Natives in the American Landscape

Date and Time: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: The Summit • 1227 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN, 37620

WOAH September General Meeting (Thursday, September 8th, 2022)

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Katherine Kilbourne, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, State Plant Pathologist, about invasive plants in our area including questions and answers to your concerns. She will define invasive plants (difference between aggressive and invasive), list our top plants of concern, describe different methods of invasive plant removal, review TN regulated plants and how plants get on the regulated plant list, and point out how grass root efforts really help! We’ll also hear about the restoration project at Ellington Agricultural Center and the struggles we all face when creating new public habitat projects.

We’ll also learn more about the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council and their work.

Topic: Appalachian Highlands Chapter General Meeting

Time: Sep 8, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jacob’s Nature Park tour of habitats and gardens (Saturday, September 3rd, 2022)

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Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 – 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Jacob’s Nature Park (1919 Ocala Drive)

Johnson City, Tennessee

Join Wild Ones Appalachian Highlands Chapter for a tour of this wonderful nature park. Walk will be lead by WOAH member, JC Parks and Rec Naturalist, Connie Deegan. Expect to see migrating monarchs, dragonflies, migrating birds and many native plantings! This event, sponsored by WOAH is free and family friendly.

Take a look at the many species that visit or call Jacob’s Nature Park home.

eBird Hotspot.

Directions: Park and meet by the Outdoors Classroom at 1919 Ocala Drive in Johnson City. Additional parking at Rich Acres Baptist Church at 1245 King Springs Rd.

(NOTE: This event begins at the park’s back entrance at 1919 Ocala Drive. Navigation apps may lead you to the park’s nearby King Springs Rd front entrance by default.)

Map of Jacob’s Nature Park


Upcoming zoom event on Invasive Plants with Katherine Kilbourne (September 8th)

Join us via Zoom Sept 8th at 7:00 pm for a discussion with Katherine Kilbourne, Tennessee Department of Agriculture,  State Plant Pathologist about invasive plants in our area including questions and answers to your concerns. She defines invasive plants (difference between aggressive and invasive), our top plants of concern, different methods of invasive plant removal, TN regulated plants and how plants get on the regulated plant list and how grass root efforts really help! We’ll also hear about the restoration project at Ellington Agricultural Center and the struggles we all face when creating new public habitat projects.

Check back soon for Zoom meeting information and link.