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.

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:

Saturday, October 14 - Autumn Splendour, A Wilderness Celebration is a fundraiser for the Alberta Wilderness Association. AWA conservationists Joanna Skrajny and Carolyn Campbell will present a talk on Protecting the Bighorn Wildland - Go Big or Go Home! The evening will also include an excellent buffet and cash bar, a silent auction, and raffles.
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Fort Edmonton Park, Egge’s Barn
Admission: $100 (includes a $25 tax receipt). Tickets available through: Wilderness celebration


Monday, October 16 - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - Perspectives on the vegetation of Southwest American deserts, with special reference to the Sonoran (Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument)Speakers are: Charlie Schweger, Prof Emeritus of the Department of Anthropology, UofA, with a specialization in paleoclimatology, and Charlie Richmond, formerly with the Alberta Research Council as an Associate Research Officer and Manager of the Environmental Sensing & Modelling group in the Environmental Research & Engineering Department and coordinator of the Edmonton Region group of Sierra Club Canada since 2000. Patsy Cotterill will provide some botanical profiles.
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.


Saturday, October 28 - CPAWS Conservation Blueprint and the Pathway to 17% Protection
Hosted by SAPAA. Kecia Kerr, executive director of CPAWS Northern Alberta, will be giving a talk on this.
Alberta has committed to the Convention on Biological Diversity's target of protecting 17% of terrestrial areas and inland waters by 2020, which will require an increase in protected areas in the province of about 4.5%. CPAWS Northern Alberta's Conservation Blueprint is a mapping tool that identifies areas with high conservation value to aid in the selection of priority areas for protection. CPAWS is using this tool to provide the government with recommendations for protected areas throughout the province that will help the government reach the 17% target.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, CPAWS, is advocating for a more modest area of land base to be set aside in protected reserves: 17%.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Admission: Free. Everyone is welcome.



... 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 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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