Recent Notices:

Lifetime ENPS Membership

​You can now become an Edmonton Native Plant Society member for life.  Memberships are $20 and can be purchased by emailing EdmontonNPSociety@gmail.com or visit one of our booths at plant events in your area.

Where to see Wildflowers in and around Edmonton

"Within 50 km of Edmonton (and within the city of Edmonton itself), there are many sites that hide a treasure-trove of plants to view."
Lorna Allen, recently retired as Alberta Conservation Information Systems Coordinator and Senior Ecologist with Alberta Parks, compiled this list, complete with maps and directions, of where to find some of our local flora.
sites.pdf
click to download

Living With the Land - use of plants by the native people of Alberta

An out-of-print publication from the mid-70's by Alberta Culture. Compiled by Joan Kerik with Illustrations by Steve Fisher.
Unfortunately, the Index is upside-down, but a look at how our native plants were used before the explorers and settlers came.
Living With The Land Text.pdf
click to download

from Public Pastures - Public Interest...

Grasslands are the most endangered, the most altered and yet the least protected ecosystem on the planet. They contain more Species at Risk than any other region of the country.

The Community Pastures in Saskatchewan contain some of the largest, best managed and biodiverse rich blocks of remaining native grasslands in North America. A conservation network will not only protect our grasslands but support Canada's biodiversity Target 1 to protect 17% of all terrestrial areas and inland water.

Native Prairie - Manage it Today to Appreciate it Tomorrow

A workbook developed by ANPC's affiliate Prairie Conservation Action Committee and partners contains information and exercises on range health, range management, species at risk, invasive species and riparian areas. Available to all at http://www.pcap-sk.org/rsu_docs/documents/107210-PCAP-WORKBOOK_final-web.pdf. PCAP requests all users notify them at pcap@sasktel.net for their internal reporting purposes.

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.

Graminoids.pdf
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 www.uleth.ca/dspace/handle/10133/3376

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
 

ENPG has a Facebook page

Events:

Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group:
October 15, Monday - Encounters in the World of Plants
Members’ night, open to anyone who wishes to present pictures and stories of plant experiences they wish to share (not too many pictures, please).
November 5, Monday - Nathan Binnema will present on his experiences during a year of getting in touch with nature in Edmonton’s river valley.
Time: Room open at 7:00 p.m.; presentations begin at 7:30 p.m.
Location: 3rd floor, room 8 at the J. Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road NW
Admission: Free, although membership in the Edmonton Nature Club is encouraged

Alberta Native Plant Council Central Alberta (Edmonton) Plant Study Group call-out for presenters submitted by Varina Crisfield
Meetings will be held in October, November, and January through April, on the last Wednesday of the month.
Meeting formats can vary - from presentation oriented, to discussions, to specimen study. The format is wide open and casual, and we can accommodate a variety of approaches. Topics are up to each volunteer: we often focus on identification (having the herbarium at our disposal!) but also touch on ecology and management considerations as well. For more information: https://anpc.ab.ca/?page_id=218
At this point our schedule is completely open; if you would like to volunteer, or have an idea for a topic, please let me, Varina, know as soon as possible - vcrisfield@gmail.com! Looking forward to seeing you all and botanizing over the winter!
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Location: Room B-521 Biological Sciences Building (east end), U of A Herbarium, Botany Wing, Saskatchewan Drive, University of Alberta, Edmonton

October 17, Wednesday - Hosted by the Devon Nature Club, the Alberta Wilderness Association will present a talk on increasing awareness about Alberta’s public lands and to ensure Alberta meets the Aichi targets agreed to by our federal and provincial governments. They will also discuss the need to increase protection of certain natural regions within Alberta, including a Wild Spaces case study of the Bighorn.
Time: 7 p.m to 9 p.m.
Location: Pioneer 73 Club, 29 St. Lawrence Ave., Devon, AB

 



... 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' or 'Plant Family'.
Wildflower News - October 2018 .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.
Native Plants for Bees and Butterflies.pdf
click to download
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!

The above are large files. It will say it can't be previewed, but wait for the 'open', where it can be opened in Preview or downloaded.

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.

Library

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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