Virginia Currents (on local PBS station): February 7 (Thursday) Virginia Currents “gets the dirt” on the highly anticipated “The Flora of Virginia” – the first reference guide in 250 years of the thousands of plants in Virginia for gardeners, educators, botanists, anyone. Watch Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m., or Sunday Feb. 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Flora of Virginia Project producer of the above book has its on website:http://www.floraofvirginia.org/
At our website you’ll: Learn more about the work behind the Flora;
Meet the authors, illustrators, staff, and board;
Find model pages depicting how the Flora is going to look and work; and
Encounter links and resources from us to you, to further your understanding of the natural world.
Support the Project. The cost of producing the Flora is large. Private donations make our work possible, and we’re not done yet. You'll learn how you can donate to the project as well. And of course, we hope you will.
And for those of you wanting to pre-order, you can do that now too. Just click this button and you'll be taken to an order page on the website of our publisher, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
The Flora Project's success depends on many people and groups, and you'll meet our supporters here. Especially vital are our partners: the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, which provides essential personnel and logistic support through its Division of Natural Heritage; Virginia Botanical Associates, which provides maps and data for our use and whose Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora we're illustrating with photographs by Natural Heritage botanists and Flora Project volunteers; Richmond's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, which generously makes available its Herbarium Virginicum (operated jointly with Virginia Commonwealth University) for study of specimens used in verifying plant measurements for the Flora and provides rooms for our board meetings; the Virginia Academy of Science, which had sustained a dream of a modern Virginia flora virtually since its founding in 1923 and whose ongoing support, especially of illustrations, is invaluable; and the Virginia Native Plant Society, which not only represents a key audience of the Flora of Virginia but also has lent expertise and unflaggingly given financial support, at state, chapter, and individual levels.