2018 Wildflower Symposium: May 18-20

REGISTER BY APRIL 20, 2018

FOR EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Our 2018 Symposium has a new look!  Yes, change can be a
good thing....
For over 30 years Wintergreen’s Spring Wildflower
Symposium has offered the best and most
diverse coverage of wildflowers and mountain
ecosystems. The setting is unique, with over 30
miles of hiking trails and convenient access to
diverse geological sites. No one comes away from
this event without learning more about botany,
geology, entomology, ornithology and ecology.
And all this is available in the most beautiful
springtime region in state.

Native Plant Sale

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen will have native wildflowers, shrubs and ferns available for sale Saturday, May 19 only. Please call (434) 325-7452 for information regarding special orders. 

 

  A very special thank you to all the volunteers who make this event possible. Your time, talents and generosity are greatly appreciated. We couldn't do it without you.   Learn about volunteering →

A very special thank you to all the volunteers who make this event possible. Your time, talents and generosity are greatly appreciated. We couldn't do it without you. Learn about volunteering →

Accommodations

Registration fees cover Symposium events only and do not include accommodations. For accommodations at Wintergreen Resort, contact Reservations at 800-926-3723 and ask about the special Wildflower Symposium package for a discount on lodging.

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Speakers & instructors

Dr. Tom Akre- Director of Virginia Working
Landscapes, Smithsonian Conservation Biology
Institute

Dr. Barbara Abraham- Adjunct Professor, Christopher
Newport University and Retired Professor, Hampton
University

Dr. Chuck Bailey- Director and Chair, Department of
Geology, College of William and Mary

Doug Coleman-  Field Botanist; Executive Director,
The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen

Gerry DeWitt- Nature Photographer
Dr. Mary Jane Epps- Assistant Professor of Biology,
Mary Baldwin University

Dr. Linda Fink- Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of
Ecology, Sweet Briar College

Allen Hale- Owner, Buteo Books & Field Ornithologist,
Virginia Society of Ornithology

Clyde Kessler- Birding and Insect Enthusiast, Regional
Editor of Virginia Birds

Shawn Kurtzman- Biologist, Conservation
Management Institute at Virginia Tech

Sarah Loken- Professional Macro photographer of the
insect/wildflower connection

Chris Ludwig- Chief Biologist, Virginia Division of
Natural Heritage & Co-Author, Flora of Virginia

Dr. Chip Morgan- Board Member, Flora of Virginia
and Member of the Edith and Theodore Roosevelt Pine
Knot Foundation Board

Dr. Janet Steven- Associate Professor of Biology,
Christopher Newport University

Nancy Walters-Donnelly- Director of Activities,
Massanutten Resort

Dr. Dennis Whigham- Senior Botanist, Smithsonian
Environmental Research Center & Founding Director,
North American Orchid Conservation Center

Tom Wiebolt- Retired Curator, Massey Herbarium, Vice
President, Virginia Botanical Associates and contributor,
Flora of Virginia