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.

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Events:

Ribbon of Green Phase 2 Engagement Opportunities - Public Open Houses- The City of Edmonton wants to hear from you! The Ribbon of Green is a strategic plan guiding the planning, management and prioritization of conservation and park development within the River Valley. The project has two study areas, NE and SW, dealing with the planning of the SW River Valley and Ravine system (e.g. upper reach of whitemud, wedgewood, big island, bigger island, and associated ravines) and the NE River Valley and Horse Hills ravine system.
Monday November 6, 4 to 8 pm
Abbottsfield Recreation Centre, 3006–119 Avenue, NW
Tuesday November 7, 4 to 8 pm
Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club Community League, 505 Wolf Willow Rd, NW
Presentations at 5pm and 7pm.
At the open houses, you will also have an opportunity to provide input on two concept options for the Oleskiw River Valley Park Master Plan. Oleskiw River Valley Park is within the southwest Ribbon of Green study area. The Master Plan will include a 25-year vision and management plan for the park. Kids are warmly welcome and we have fun activities for them.

ONLINE SURVEY:
Can't make it to an open house? An online survey and interactive mapping tool will be available at the Ribbon of Green website from November 6 - November 26. You will be able to answer the same questions as will be asked at the open houses, and following the open houses; all of the panels shared will also be available online for your reference.

Thursday, November 16 - Foothills Restoration Forum - 11th Annual Fall Information Session The theme of this year's session is Renewable Energy and Climate Change.
Location: Claresholm Community Hall in Claresholm, Alberta.
For more information, visit http://www.foothillsrestorationforum.ca/2017-fall-information-session

Monday, November 20 - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - Healing the land using science... and poop!Valerie Miller, a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta, will describe her restoration research in the Arctic. “Humans are almost everywhere, building homes, farming, developing industry. We are continually making changes to our natural world that can result in the earth becoming less healthy. Land reclamation, or healing the earth, is essential to ensure that we pass on an earth to our children that is healthy and sustainable. In the Canadian North, mining has increased dramatically since diamonds were discovered. Soils are the foundation of ecosystem development and one of the key challenges of land reclamation, especially in these remote sites, is finding a source of soil.”
Valerie Miller's work focuses on building soils using waste material. Results from her research will provide recommendations for reclamation protocols to be used by industry and communities in northern disturbances and other sites.
Time: 7:30 pm, doors at 7:00
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, November 25th - Wagner Natural Area Open House.
Guest Speaker: Katelyn Ceh, Natural Area Manager, Nature Conservancy Canada.
Topic: NCC properties in Edmonton area, including Wagner Natural Area.
Plus a brief update on conservation news from Wagner Natural Area Society board.
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
(presentations from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., then snacks and chat---What’s your favourite Wagner story?)
Where: PIONEER CENTRE,
301 Jesperson Avenue, Spruce Grove



... 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 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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