Recent Notices:

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 PCAP requests all users notify them at 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.

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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

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.

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Saturday, March 10 - 5th Annual Stony Plain Seedy Saturday at the Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre. Lots of seed vendors, craftspeople, food service and speakers’ presentations. There is lots of parking available.
Time: 10 am to 3 pm.
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre’s PERC Building at the south end of the street - 5411-51 Street, Stony Plain
Admission: Free

March 16th - Edmonton Nature Club
Working Together to Care for Nature​

Kory deGroot, Conservation Outreach Coordinator with the Edmonton and Area Land Trust will speak on how EALT cares for its conservation areas and what individuals can do to be an ambassador for nature in their own yards or homes. ​
Time: Program starts at 7:30pm 
Location: The King's  University, 9125 - 50 St. Edmonton
Admission: by donation.​

Saturday, March 17 - Alberta Native Plant Council’s WORKSHOP AND AGM - Celebrating their 30th Anniversary Year! Registration is now open. This year’s workshop is titled: Submerged: A look into Alberta’s Semi-aquatic and Riparian Zones.
Some confirmed topics for this year’s program include:
Riparian Restoration
Aquatic and Riparian Invasives
Beaver Impacts on Urban Forests
Location: Devon Golf and Conference Centre, 1130 River Valley, Devon Alberta.
Admission: Please view and/or download a registration form here
         To register online with a credit card or Paypal, please click here

Sunday March 18 - Edmonton Seedy Sunday - Swap or donate your vegetable, fruit or flower seeds as well as your gardening books and magazines. Buy organic, heritage, open-pollinated seeds from local vendors. Enjoy presentations from local speakers on gardening topics. ENPG will be there with native wildflower seeds.
Where: The Central Lions Senior Recreation Centre  11113 - 113 St  (at Kingsway and 113 street intersection)
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Monday, March 26 - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - Where the Wild Things (Plants) Are! Join Lorna Allen, recently retired as Alberta Conservation Information Systems Coordinator and Senior Ecologist with Alberta Parks, and find that plant hunting is fun as she provides another in-depth look at our local flora and where it is to be found, stimulating our field trip enthusiasm for the coming spring season. 
“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. This session will look at where to go, and what to look for when you get there.”
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 April 14 - Sherwood Park Seedy Saturday - Buy Organic, heirloom, and native wildflower seeds; get information on how to garden, on health and wellness; listen to informative speakers talk about gardening topics, take advantage of free give-aways and the seed give/take/swap table.
Where: Glory Lutheran Church  22577 Highway 16, Sherwood Park
(take highway 16 to just east of Sherwood park, turn on RR225  then turn left to take the service road to the church. which is on the corner of highway 16 and highway 21Sherwood Park
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free

Plant Identification Course
The Edmonton Nature Club is pleased to sponsor a plant identification course. Split into two four-week sessions, spring (May) and fall (October) of 2018,  there will be two 2-hour classes per week (one weekend evening and a Saturday morning) at the J. Percy Page Centre, instructors to be announced. Two field trips will be associated with each session. The spring session will provide an introduction covering plant morphology, terminology, nomenclature and identification tools. First session families will include lily, brassica, currant, saxifrage, violet, primrose, dogwood, buttercup, and rose families (Liliaceae,Brassicaceae, Grossulariaceae, Saxifragaceae, Violaceae, Primulaceae, Cornaceae, Ranunculaceae and Rosaceae). Emphasis will be on learning to recognize family characteristics as exemplified by local (Edmonton area – Parkland) species. 
Cost of each session will be $30 and the number of participants per session will be limited to 15. Exact dates will be announced in March. For further information and to register, please contact Patsy Cotterill at ''.

... 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 - April 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
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Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
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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
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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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