Edmonton Native Plant Society
native plant stewards

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:

February 11, Monday - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - Edmonton’s Urban Forests: challenges to their health (drought, insects, invasive species): where to next? 
Victor Lieffers is professor of silviculture and forest ecology at the U of A, and Chair of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry. He will enlighten us on the status of Edmonton’s forest trees and suggest some possible solutions to the challenges.
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Room L116, The King’s University, 9125 50 Street.
Admission: Free, although membership in the Edmonton Nature Club is encouraged
Please note: EPSG meetings are now held in Room L116 of The King’s University, located at 9125 50 Street. The best way to access the room is to go east on 92 Avenue and turn south into the student parking lot on the east side of the building. The main entrance about halfway down the building leads into The Atrium and Room L116 is located behind and accessed by a door off a corridor to the right.

March 9, Saturday - Sherwood Park Seedy Saturday - a day of learning about everything related to gardening, purchase seeds for the up coming season, sit in on free information talks, and participate in the seed, book, pot and plant swaps. New for this year - The Recipe Wall. Bring a copy of your favourite recipe to put on the recipe wall and use your phone to take a picture of the recipes that interest you.
The Edmonton Native Plant Society will be there again this year with native wildflowers seeds to sell.
Time: 11:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Location: Glory Lutheran Church, 22577 Yellowhead Hwy, Sherwood Park
Admission: By donation

(Note: Edmonton Seedy Sunday is March 17; Stony Plain Seedy Saturday is March 30. Details in the March Wildflower News.)

March 16, Saturday -  Alberta Native Plant Council 31st Annual Workshop and AGM - Every Plant Tells a Story; Documenting Native Plants in Alberta. To view details about the workshop and download a printable registration form, please click here. To register online, please click here.
Time: 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Location: Room PE 261, First Choice Saving Building, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge



... 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 - February 2019.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 handout.pdf
click to download
Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
click to download
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
click to download

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'.

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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