Recent Notices:

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.

As a result of recent developments in Ottawa and in the national media, PPPI has launched an official parliamentary petition to Hon. Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, calling on her to work with livestock producers, First Nations and Métis organizations, local committees and conservation organizations to create a multi-use prairie conservation network on all former PFRA Community Pastures.

Please fill out and share this petition with others before July 6th when it closes. Already it is garnering support across Canada - they need 500 signatures in order for final certification.

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-927

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
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Arch Greenhouse
3151-97 St.

ENPG has a Facebook page

Events:

Thursday, June 8 - Wild for Wildflowers at Doug Kelly Park
The Glastonbury Community League is very excited to be hosting our first-ever Wild for Wildflowers planting event. Join us in creating beautiful wildflower meadows along the banks of the stormwater pond adjacent to Doug Kelly Park. With the assistance of the City of Edmonton's Root for Trees Program, our planting volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about different native wildflower species and about the importance of bees within our ecosystem. To be sure the bees feel right at home in our newly planted meadows, we'll even be installing a bee hotel.
This event is open to anyone and everyone in the community who wishes to make a positive impact and add beauty to our neighbourhood; families, bring your cute little green-thumbs with you. Hands-on participation of children is most welcome. There will be kid-sized gardening gloves and tools available for their use.
Some of the diverse species we will enjoy seeing around our pond are: Joe Pyeweed, blanketflower, white geranium, streamside fleabane, field chickweed, yarrow, sticky geranium, harebells, fringed loosestrife, wild bergamot as well as others provided by the City of Edmonton.
We encourage you to sign up at the following webpage so we can be prepared with the appropriate number of tools and supplies for all: Doug Kelly Park
If you just want to drop by to see What Wild for Wildflowers is all about for ideas in your own community, that's great too!
Time: 7:00 p.m
Location: Doug Kelly Park is on 62 Ave on the West side of the Anthony Henday. if you are coming to visit from another neighbourhood, it is best to park on 205 St, 57 Ave or 208 St.
Admission: Everyone welcome.
Alberta Native Plant Council Volunteer Opportunities:

Stewardship Activities @ Nisku Prairie
Nisku Prairie is a 31- acre remnant of aspen parkland protected as municipal reserve, and is located south of Edmonton.  ANCP is a steward and each summer, there are a variety of activities including monitoring of sample plots and pulling weeds.  Contact info@anpc.com, subject 'ANPC volunteers' for more details.

Native Plant Colouring Book Project
The ANPC is developing a colouring book for use at youth events. Volunteers are needed to create drawings that can be used in the book.  Contact iinfo@anpc.com, subject 'ANPC volunteers' for more details.

Native Plant Book Projects
Volunteers are needed to help write plant descriptions for the Field Guide to plants of the Whitehorse Wildland Park.  Other book projects are being developed as well. If you are interested in being an author or helping with other tasks, please contact iinfo@anpc.com, subject 'ANPC volunteers' for more information.



... 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 2017.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.

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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