Chapters in Tennessee

Wild Ones Appalachian Highlands Chapter serves communities in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee, including the Tri-Cities of Bristol, TN/VA, Kingsport, TN and Johnson City, TN.
https://appalachianhighlands.wildones.org/
[email protected]

Wild Ones Mid-South Chapter serves the areas of Memphis, western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas and northern Mississippi.
https://midsouth.wildones.org/
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/wildonesmidsouth
https://www.instagram.com/Midsouthnativeplants

Wild Ones Smoky Mountains Chapter serves Knox, Blount, Sevier, Jefferson, Grainger, Union, Anderson, Roane, Loudon, Cocke, Hamblen, Claiborne, and Campbell counties.
https://smokymountains.wildones.org
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/wildonessmokymountains
https://www.instagram.com/wildones_smokymountains/

If you do not find a chapter near you, or if you choose not to be part of a Wild Ones chapter, you may choose to be a Partner At Large (PAL). A PAL is not assigned to a chapter but joins a group of members who work solo in their own communities or simply enjoy the benefits of a Wild Ones membership. Either way – as a chapter member or as a PAL, you receive all the benefits of membership. Join Now!

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Upcoming Chapter Events in Tennessee

Jun
2

Wild Ones Flower and Plant Hike at Seven Islands State Birding Park

Hosted by Wild Ones Smoky Mountains Chapter
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Seven Islands State Birding Park Bluebird Barn, 2809 Kelly Ln, Kodak, TN, 37764 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Paid Event Chapter Social Nature Walk/Hike Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity Drinking Fountains

Join Ranger Stephanie for a guided hike along the trails of Seven Islands State Birding Park to look for and learn about the native flowers and plants in bloom. Participants will learn how to identify the flowers and plants, but also any interesting medicinal uses or natural history of the plants. The length of the hike will be approximately 2-2.5 miles and be easy-moderate difficulty. Participants should wear appropriate footwear and clothing and bring bottled water. Participants should plan on meeting Ranger Stephanie at the Bluebird Barn by the main parking lot off of Kelly Lane at 11:30am. 

Bring a picnic to enjoy after the demonstration. 

The cost for this program is $6 per participant. If you have questions regarding this program please contact Ranger Stephanie at [email protected] or 865-333-8270. 

Register Here: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/Seven-Islands/#/?event=wild-ones-flower-and-plant-hike-june2

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Jun
10

Public Program

Hosted by Wild Ones Tennessee Valley Chapter
Monday, June 10th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
green|spaces, 63 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN, 37408 Map

Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation

TBA

Jun
10

Informal Chat Meeting

Hosted by Wild Ones Middle Tennessee Chapter
Monday, June 10th, 2024
to (Central Time)
Online/Virtual

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting

We will continue to meet via Zoom for our chat meetings.  

These are informal and mostly unstructured meetings where anyone can ask questions related to native plants and related topics. Have a question about using native plants in your yard? Have some comments or pictures you want to share? This is the place to be.  Everyone is welcome.

The Zoom Link will open at 6:45 PM.

Jun
13

Ghosts in the Forest: Prehistory & Ecology in the Southern Appalachians With Jeremy Stout

Hosted by Wild Ones Appalachian Highlands Chapter
Thursday, June 13th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
Nature Center, Steele Creek Park, Bristol, TN

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom

Ghosts in the Forest: Prehistory & Ecology in the Southern Appalachians With Jeremy Stout

When: June 13th,2024 at 7 to 8p.m.

Location: Steele Creek Nature Center
4 Little Ln, Bristol, TN, 37620

You will be charged $2 at the gate for parking.

This event is free and open to the public.
All of life occurs in a geological context. This talk will explore the connections between modern distributions of plants and animals across the 4th dimension: Deep Time.

Learn about geological forces and extinct organisms and how they affect the
modern assemblages we find in the region today.

Jun
15

CNP Rain Gardens

Hosted by Wild Ones Tennessee Valley Chapter
Saturday, June 15th, 2024
to (Eastern Time)
TBD

Public Welcome Paid Event Program/Speaker Presentation Hands-On/How-To Workshop

Background
By definition, rain gardens contain shallow bowl-shaped depressions placed where they may catch rainwater runoff from rooftops and pavements. They are managed to maintain a variety of deep-rooted, native plants and healthy soils to allow for infiltration. They also create an opportunity to provide food and cover for a variety of desirable wildlife, like songbirds and beneficial insects. All plants contained in this list are native to Tennessee and can tolerate temporary inundation as expected during and following rainfall.


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