Edmonton Native Plant Society
native plant stewards

Recent Notices:

Why is Gibbons Badlands Important?

Click on the file below to check out why the prairie deserves protection:
Gibbons Badlands Prairie.pdf
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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.
Edmonton Native Plant Society
Board Members:

President: Judith Golub
Past President: Cherry Dodd
Vice-president: Patsy Cotterill
Secretary: Kate Spencer
Treasurer: Trudy Haracsi
Membership: Vacant
Members:
Liz Deleeuw
Mary-Jo Flanagan-Gurba
Adrian Jones
Manna Parseyan
Barry Storeshaw

Board members may be reached at:
engedmonton@gmail.com

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
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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
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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.

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

Graminoids.pdf
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Recommended Reading - a book review by Patsy Cotterill

Nature in Fragments .pdf
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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

ENPG has a Facebook page

Events:

City of Edmonton Volunteer Weed Pull of orange hawkweed 
When: Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Who: All Ages
Where: 4061 Mactaggart Drive NW Edmonton AB (Meet at the entrance of the trail on Mactaggart Drive)
Description: Orange hawkweed has been found in one location in Edmonton’s natural areas. Your help is needed to prevent its spread and protect our parks. These nasty weeds can prevent the growth of our native species and impact our ecosystems. Please join the volunteer weed pulls for Orange hawkweed in MacTaggart Sanctuary this summer. Snacks and lunch provided More information can be found here: https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/02edefdb-dd8d-4ad9-96e2-6bb15b73ce23/Activity/1da4b088-7ec5-42bb- a67f-185ec425d04c/1

Alberta Native Plant Council Botany Alberta 2019
Saturday, June 22nd. Day 1. This will take place in Bunchberry Meadows. We will provide details when we have them. Registration is a good idea, but is free.
Sunday, June 23rd. Day 2 will be at Nisku Native Prairie Reserve. Again details will be announced later. Likely this will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. For more information on any of these field trips: https://anpc.ab.ca/?page_id=4947 

Muttart Conservatory Canada Day 
Monday, July 1 - Join ENPS at the Muttart Conservatory Native Plant Garden for a tour of the bed, located at the northwest corner of the main parking lot, and to meet some of our fabulous crew that look after it.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Regular admission applies to the Conservatory itself)



... 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 - June 2019 .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.
Native Plants for Bees and Butterflies handout.pdf
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Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
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You can also check out the different plants here, on our website.
We are also working on adding plants to the index.

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!
ENPS 2018 Activities.pdf
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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
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ENG 2013 activities.pdf
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ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
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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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