Recent Notices:

New - Common Wetlands Plants of the Edmonton Area brochure

Available from ENPG for $2.00 and from the Wildbird General Store, 4712 99 St.

A list of common, sedges, grasses and rushes of the Edmonton area.

click to download

Recommended Reading - a book review by Patsy Cotterill

Nature in Fragments .pdf
click to download
Butterfly ID - The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has released a Butterfly Identification Guide to help visitors to EALT Conservation Lands identify common butterflies on their properties. 
This brochure aims to spark interest in butterfly species and conservation and outlines how you can help protect important butterfly habitat and where you can learn more.
The free brochure is available on the EALT website:  Butterfly_ID_Guide.pdf
New free e-book!
Common Coulee Plants of Southern Alberta
John Bain, University of Lethbridge biology professor, and June Flanagan, Lethbridge botanist, author and photographer, teamed up to revise Job Kuijt’s popular guide to some of our most beautiful and interesting native prairie plants in this new full colour electronic edition.
Download your free copy and discover what’s blooming in southern Alberta this season!
Free download is made available by the University of Lethbridge Herbarium courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Library

Wildflowers of Edmonton brochure

Common Wildflowers of the Edmonton Area.

Available for $2.00 at:
Wildbird General Store
4712-99 Street,
Earth's General Store
9605-82 Avenue, Edmonton
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Arch Greenhouse
3151-97 St.

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Sunday June 19, 2 to 4 pm
Fort Saskatchewan Prairie Work Session
Hi prairie-o-philes:
Want to help with stewardship of a sandy prairie along the N. Saskatchewan River at the southeast end of Fort Saskatchewan?
Weeding and transplanting of some rescued plants. Directions to the location below but call Patsy at 780-481-1525 if you need further information or clarification.
FSP has lots of ants so wear rubber boots, and since there appears to be outbreak of pale mosquitoes that give very itchy bites, bring some Deet too. (Big gardening gloves and long sleeves certainly help.) That’s the down side. On the upside there are nice facilities at the Lions Park very close by, and we can go for coffee/iced lemonade and donuts at the nearby Tim Horton’s afterwards – my treat.
Hope to see you there (those of us who no longer have fathers and family responsibilities!) Bring a spade and gardening gloves if you can.
Patsy Cotterill
Here is how to get to Fort Saskchewan Prairie:
If coming on Highway 21 north to the 'Fort' turn Lt at the 2nd lights, onto Westpark Blvd ( a short street).
Turn Rt at the sign, a T intersection, onto Westpark Drive.
Go past the 3-way stop, a spray park is on your left, note speed limit 30 km.
When you see a power tower ahead,( the power line runs through FSP), you are close.
Turn right at River Valley Drive (it ends up at the boat launch on the N. Sask. River).
Park your vehicle along the road after you pass Vale Terrace cul de sac on your Lt.
Walk the asphalt trail (to the left) towards the power tower behind Vale Terrace.
Look for the rail fence on the right, and walk in the gate which is near 2 blue water barrels.
There is a sign by the gate.
If you come by Manning freeway, you'll cross the river, and under a street bridge, and aim for the lights ahead,( Junction of # 15 and # 21)
Turn right onto Highway 21, go thru' the lights at 84th street.
Turn right on next lights onto Westpark Blvd., and follow as for coming north on #21.
June 30, Thursday - Front Yards in Bloom - Natural Yard Nomination deadline
Remember to nominate a natural front yard between May 20th and June 30th. Submit nominations online at or by calling 311. Please provide the street address and the name of the community. This category is all about recognizing fellow nature-lovers who are also gardeners.
When deciding which yards to nominate note a variety of colours, textures, plants, and garden features such as bird baths, bird nesting boxes and bee houses. They are preferably organic, i.e. pesticide and herbicide free, and support birds, butterflies and beneficial insects by the use of native plants, edible fruits, perennial flowers, and trees or bushes.
The Edmonton Native Plant Group will judge the top Natural Yards. Are you interested in helping ENPG to judge Natural Yards this year? Email to let us know.

For info and questions, visit or email

... is a monthly e-newsletter sent out by ENPG, that focuses on gardening with native plants. There is a list of up-coming events, news, one or two articles, and a 'Wildflower of the Month'.
Wildflower News - June 2016.pdf
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Want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden? Here's a list of native plants adapted from Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by The Xerces Society.
The book is available from the ENPG Library.
Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
click to download

ENPG activities

Here is a look at some of what we've done in the last couple of years - ENPG's take on an annual report!

Ignore the "Dropbox Sign in..." and be patient. It is a LARGE file!

ENPG 2014 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2013 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
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Edmonton Native Plant Group has published Go Wild, a book on 'Easy to Grow Native Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses'.
You can also check out the different plants here, on our website.
Check out the index to search for a specific plant.


ENG has a number of books, magazines and other publications on native plants and related subjects that are available for borrowing.

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