posted Aug 30, 2015, 1:41 PM by Co-Editor RY   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 6:37 AM ]


Programs Schedule, 2018

Welcome returning and new members!  The programs this year are a mix of area experts, a member's only plant sale/Green Elephant, and a family potluck. Meetings are held at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in the Anderson Education Classroom (Butterfly House), unless otherwise noted, on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Bring an appetizer to share and come join the fun! Contact a member to get the Garden's gate code for access.


                  January 30       Potluck Social                  Please sign-up to bring a dish to share

                  February 27     Native Plant Quirks   -  Soozi Pline, HBG Education Director 

                  March 27         Natives to Control Storm Run-off    -    Rhonda Britton, Regional Extension Agent  

                  April 24            Member Only Plant Sale and Green (rather than white) Elephant Sale 

                                          Please bring your gently used garden items to swap and native plants to sale.

                                          Proceeds go to the AWS Scholarship.

                   May 29           Wetland Natives and Migratory Birds  - Daphne Moland, Wheeler NWR Ranger           

                   June 26          The ‘Barren’ Yard – Lack of Natives for Insects/Birds- Ken Ward, HNPS Member           

                   July 31            General Planning SessionPlease come help plan 2019


Download Our 2018 Calendar Below!!!

Hikes and Outings

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Co-Editor RY   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 7:01 AM ]


Sunday, March 11             Beaverdam Creek Swamp (Wheeler Wildlife Refuge)          

   Hike leader - Daniel Little  256-468-2798 

   Easy       1 mile, 2 hours   Trillium pusillum


Saturday March 17           Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary w/ Straight-to-Ale social afterwards                                                    Hike Leader - Rachel Young  256-503-8938            

   Easy       1 mile, 2 hours plus social              New for HNPS


 April 7-8                           AWS Spring Meeting in Huntsville  See AWS Website for details

Saturday April 21             Short Springs (near Tullahoma, TN)           

  Hike Leader - Brian Finzel   256-508-8848

  Mod.     2 miles, ½ day plus travel              

 Trillium sulcatum, Trillium grandiflorum, and many other


Saturday May 19             Hays Nature Preserve     

 Hike Leader - Kenneth Ward   256-679-8332          

 Easy       1 mile, 2 hours  

 Tree identification


Saturday June 9             Joint Hike with Fern Society         

Hike Leader - Jack Hagopian   704-907-1411         

Easy       1-2 miles, 3 hours            



All outings originate at 2006 Franklin St. in the parking lot of the Franklin Professional Bldg. (just south of Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children) at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays & 1:00 p.m. on Sundays unless otherwise specified(see *).
Contact the guide about meeting anywhere else along the way or at the destination.

Bring water, snacks, a picnic lunch, and other necessities for all day hikes.

Service Projects

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:34 PM by Co-Editor RY   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 7:36 AM ]

2018 Details Coming Soon!

Other Events

posted Oct 12, 2009, 4:33 PM by Co-Editor RY   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 7:36 AM ]

 More Details to Come!

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