Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) feeding on a purple coneflower after a rainy morning at the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia.
July 11, 2022

Native Plants and Why Local Genotype Matters for Ecosystems

Tune in to this episode of Wild Virginia Coffee Talk to learn more about native plants and why local genotype matters. A plant is considered native if it has grown naturally in a particular region, ecosystem, or habitat without human interference. Exotic plants that evolved in other parts of the world or were cultivated by humans… Read more

VIRGINIA butterflies
May 6, 2021

Nature’s Best Hope: Contributing to Functional Ecosystems

By Jessica Wen Last spring, Wild Virginia featured Nature’s Best Hope by Doug Tallamy for our book club, and we learned a lot about what actions we as individuals can take to improve and support functional ecosystems. As the warm weather arrives at full force, we anticipate many of you will be dusting off your… Read more