Recent Workshops and Field Trips

We’ve had some great field trips and workshops recently, with more to come.  Two workshops, the Tree and Shrub ID at Stone Mountain State Park on May 2,  and the Plant ID at Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site on June 6, were loaded with helpful information.... read more
Georgia Native Plant Society launches new website

Georgia Native Plant Society launches new website

Welcome to our new website! The Georgia Native Plant Society (GNPS) is proud to unveil our new website, designed for vibrant and informative content as well as mobile devices. You’ll find a few changes from our old website and work is still in progress as we migrate... read more
GNPS Donates to Hometown Habitat Film Project

GNPS Donates to Hometown Habitat Film Project

Hometown Habitat is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Entomologist Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures, on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss provides the narrative thread throughout Hometown Habitat. The message: “We can change the notion that humans are here and nature is some place else. It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of earth.

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Georgia aster announced as 2015 Plant of the Year for GNPS

Georgia aster announced as 2015 Plant of the Year for GNPS

A sun loving plant, Georgia aster was once widespread across southeastern meadows and prairies, but is rare today because of habitat destruction and wildfire suppression. Georgia aster (Symphyotrichum georgianum) has the largest flower of any of Georgia’s native asters.

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