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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Thursday, Nov. 17 - Edmonton Nature Club Speaker Program Wagner Natural Area - From Aquifers to Orchids
Ben Rostron Professor of Hydrogeology at U of A.
Hydrogeology of area causing discharge of mineral-rich ground water
Development of fens and marl pond habitats
Rich assemblage of flora, notably orchids
When: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Refreshments 7pm Program 7:30pm
Where: Room L116 The King's University, 9125 50 St NW, Edmonton

Monday, November 21 - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - "Pulling the Plug: Ditching the Misconceptions! The Wolf Creek Drainage Study Revisited (1986-2015): Plant Comings and Goings."
Derek Johnson, peatland ecologist formerly with the Canadian Forest Service, will update us with more results and fascinating findings about plant communities from this long-term study conducted by the CFS.
Time: Doors at 7:00 pm; program starts at 7:30 pm
Location: Room 8, 3rd floor of the J. Percy Page Centre - 11759 Groat Road.
Park on the south side, go in the south door and sign in.
Admission: Free, although membership in the Edmonton Nature Club is recommended.

Wednesday, November 30 - Alberta Wilderness Association Edmonton Speaker Series: Lakeland
Join Ian Urquhart and Carolyn Campbell on a trip through northeast Alberta’s Lakeland region – majestic old growth forests, rolling hills, and of course wetlands and lakes! This beautiful and diverse boreal landscape is home to Alberta’s only backcountry canoe circuit and provides valuable habitat to a wide variety of wildlife. They will discuss what has been done to protect this area and future opportunities. Register here:
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Registrants will be informed of location at a later date
Admission: Donations accepted at the door.

Breathe Green - Last Round of Open Houses this November!
Come and help shape the future of Edmonton's open space! There will be another opportunity to connect with the Breathe Green Network Strategy in mid-November at their last public open houses.
November 9
Terwillegar Recreation Centre (Amphitheatre) - 2051 Leger Road NW
5:00 - 7:30pm
November 14
Clareview Recreation Centre (Multipurpose Hall #1) 3804 139th Ave 6:00 - 8:30pm
November 15
City Hall (City Room, Main Foyer) - 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
4:00 - 6:30pm
This event is a drop-in format, where they will be sharing:
• The current open space network and its strengths and gaps.
• What’s been heard from Edmontonians about how they use open space, what they love and what they’d like to
• How this has been rolled all together to identify objectives and priorities that will help create a vibrant,
sustainable open space network.
This is an important stage for public input as this work will form the foundation of the Breathe strategy. Help make sure they've got it right!
The draft strategy will be shared online for review and input through December and January.
Get involved with Edmonton’s Green Network Strategy and share your thoughts.
(Editor’s comment: Good chance to suggest more locally native wildflower plantings!)

... 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 - December 2016 .pdf
click to download
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
click to download
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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