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.
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
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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.

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.

click to download

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

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

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Monday, November 5 - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group Nathan Binnema will recount his exposure to natural history during a year of observations at a river valley site near Dawson Park, his “practicum” for an introductory phenology course run by the Blackfoot.
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

Monday, November 5 - Amendment to the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan City Council’s Public Hearing will consider Bylaw18569 which proposes to amend the boundaries of the southwest portion of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan (NSRV ARP) and North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System Overlay.
The NSRV ARP was adopted 33 years ago and since that time land along the edge of the valley has developed and changed. The purpose of this amendment is to ensure the entire valley is protected by updating the boundary of the NSRV ARP using the most recent and accurate locational data available.
Location: Council Chamber, Edmonton City Hall

Saturday, November 10 - Wagner Natural Area Open House Presentations and a brief update from the Wagner Board from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., then snacks and you can view displays on Wagner history, groundwater, orchids, vegetation monitoring, etc. Refreshments provided. Please confirm your attendance by email info@wagnerfen.ca
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Pioneer Centre,
301 JespersenAvenue, SpruceGrove

Tuesday, November 20 - Alberta Wilderness Association Presentation - the acclaimed writer Ed Struzik talk about his latest book Fire Storm: How Wildfire will Shape our Future. Mr. Struzik, who also is a Fellow of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy at Queen’s University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, will outline why he believes a radically different approach to managing wildfire is needed in this era of global warming. To register: Fire Storm
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: University of Alberta, Room: Business 2-9
Admission: Free, although donations are welcome to offset fees.

City of Edmonton:
City Plan Public Engagement -
Share your ideas about the future of Edmonton and participate in one of the upcoming engagement sessions. What needs to be preserved and what bold steps should we take to prepare for the future?
Thursday November 8
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Millwoods Town Centre Mall, 2331-66 Street
Thursday November 15
3:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Edmonton Tower, 10111-104 Avenue

Phase 4 Ribbon of Green public drop-in sessions - Help plan for the future of Edmonton's River Valley and Ravines. For the northeast and southwest portion of the river valley and ravine system, the Ribbon of Green plan provides: Vision, Principles, and Policy direction and Proposed trail networks and programming guidance.
Visit the Ribbon of Green website for more information about the project, or join a drop-in engagement session between 3:00 - 7:00 pm at the following locations:
Nov. 15 - Edmonton Tower (Lobby)
Nov. 21 - Clareview Recreation Centre (Lobby)
Nov. 22 - Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre (Amphitheatre)

... 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 - November 2018 .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.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
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ENG 2013 activities.pdf
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ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
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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.


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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