Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter serves residents of Richmond, Virginia, plus communities in Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan counties and adjacent areas.
Wild Ones NoVA (Seedling) Chapter is based in Centreville and serves residents of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park, and communities in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties.
Wild Ones Roanoke Region (Seedling) Chapter is based in Roanoke and promotes the use of plants native to Southwest Virginia in the Ridge and Valley, Piedmont Foothills, and Blue Ridge ecoregions. The chapter serves communities in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Roanoke counties.
Wild Ones Shenandoah Valley (Seedling) Chapter is based in Broadway, Virginia and serves Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren counties.
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!
Upcoming Chapter Events in Virginia
Invasive Plant Removal w/ Fairfax County Parks IMAHosted by Wild Ones NoVA Seedling
Pleasant Hill Park , 6200 Riverland Run, Centreville, VA, 20120 Map
Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Hands-On/How-To Workshop Plant Salvage/Rescue Free Public Parking Lots of Physical Activity
Come help remove invasive plants from a local Fairfax County Park in preparation for restoring habitat. We'll be working on removing bush honeysuckle, japanese honeysuckle and various other invasive species.
Establishing Native Plants from SeedsHosted by Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter
Richmond Public Library Main Branch, Gellman Room
Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains
Growing native plants from seed? This presentation is for you! Join USDA Private Lands Biologist Bob Glennon to learn about how to determine which species are native in your part of Greater RVA using the Digital Atlas of Virginia Flora; how to determine soil drainage on your site and developing appropriate mixes of native seeds; how to supplement seeded plants with potted plants. Also covered will be native seed vendors; site preparation and seeding procedures; and managing common weed problems.
Notes on parking:
Free parking should be available on-street near the main library on the weekends (most metered spots are free on weekends). A surface lot is available at 1st and E. Grace Streets and a parking deck at 2nd and E. Franklin Streets. Do not use the parking spaces in the lot behind the library, which are permit-only. Bicycle lanes have been added to East Franklin Street and the library provides bike racks for your convenience. "Spotangels.com" offers a useful (and free) online map that also can help plan parking.
Native Plants for a Small GardenHosted by Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter
West End Branch, Richmond Public Library, 5420 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA, 23226 Map
Live Stream Available
Public Welcome Will be Recorded Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains
Many people would like to plant native plants in their yards but don't have a lot of space. This presentation by certified Virginia master naturalist Sheryl Smith will highlight Virginia native plants that stay small and spread slowly.
Plants discussed will include mostly perennial flowers, with some grasses, ferns, and shrubs. There will be a handout with a description of each plant: what pollinators and baby butterflies/moths it supports, how to grow it, how big it gets, etc.
The Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter will record the presentation for later posting online, and a hybrid (online) option is available for persons who wish to attend via Zoom. When registering to reserve a place, please select the in-person option (up to 40 seats are available) or the hybrid/online option.
Zoom Presentation (Date Confirmed; Topic, Presenter TBD)Hosted by Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter
Public Welcome Program/Speaker Presentation
Details to come.
With prior permission from the speaker(s), Zoom presentations may be recorded for distribution to registered attendees or for later posting online.
Members of the public who wish to attend a Zoom presentation are encouraged to request a meeting invitation/link by contacting the Chapter at [email protected].
Early Spring Plant Walk in Larus Park - Members and "Plus Ones" Members OnlyHosted by Wild Ones Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter
Larus Park, Richmond, Virginia
Members Only Nature Walk/Hike Lots of Physical Activity
An early spring plant walk for chapter members and "plus one" guests, led by Environmental Scientist Joey Thompson. Exact time and trailhead meeting spot TBA, with additional details to come very soon!