Welcome to the website of the Idaho Native Plant Society. You can learn more about INPS on our About INPS page.
Most of our activity announcements have been moved over to our Facebook page and you may want to look there for more information.
The December 2014 edition of Sage Notes is available here.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – 7pm at the MK Nature Center 600. South Walnut, Boise
(Board Meeting starts at 5:30 pm, everyone welcome!)
“Exploring the mountains and flora around Lake Baikal, Siberia”
In the summer of 2013, Josh and Wendy Irwin spent a month in the Lake Baikal region, exploring both the Khamar Dhaban and Barguzin Mountains. Although half a world away from home, they discovered a surprisingly familiar flora and an unexpectedly friendly culture. Join us to “travel abroad” in a place at first glance looks much like Idaho!(If you can’t make it, there will be an encore “Brown Bag” presentation: Tuesday, November 4 at NOON in the MK Nature Center auditorium. Bring your lunch and take a virtual trip to Russia!)
You and a guest are invited to the INPS Pahove Chapter Members season kick-off Pizza Party (and chapter elections)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 6:30 pm at the Idaho Botanical Gardens Plaza Area 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road pizza and beverages provided!
Flora of North America North of Mexico Volume 28, Bryophyta, Part 2, has been sent to Oxford University Press for printing. This marks the 17th volume to be published in a 30-volume set for the Flora of North America series. The volume has 702 pages covering 48 families, 206 genera, and 698 species. With the publication of this volume, the treatment of mosses for the flora area is complete with a total of 1402 species in 333 genera classified in 81 families. Of the 1402 species, 273 (19.5%) are endemic to the flora area, and 36 are globally at risk of extinction.
The work on Volume 28 was coordinated by lead editor Richard Zander; all of the 366 illustrations were drawn by Patricia Eckel. Ariel Buback was the Technical Editor for Volume 28. Dr. James Zarucchi, as Editorial Director, and Heidi Schmidt, Managing Editor, oversaw all aspects of production. More than 40 authors wrote treatments for the volume.
Vol. 27 and 28 (the mosses) gather together and present in a unified fashion information from the past 50 years of bryological study. Major advances have occurred in understanding the Western moss flora, particularly the discovery of new and previously missed species in California and the Pacific coastal areas of the Northwest of North America. These significant western species are preferentially illustrated in the FNA.
Flora of North America north of Mexico is published by Oxford University Press. All published volumes can be purchased from OUP, and advance orders for Volume 28 can be placed with them. http://global.oup.com/academic/content/series/f/flora-of-north-america-fna/;
The latest copy of the Calypso Chapter of the Native Plant Society is now available: CalypsoCompanion. We will be conducting field trips for the summer and fall. Please join us! Contact Derek Antonnelli for updates. His e-mail is Antonnelli8 at frontier dot com
INPS Members Only Sale: Friday, April 25th, 5-7pm
Public Sale: Saturday, April 26th, 10am-1pm
There will be no waiting lines at the entrance again this year.
You can also renew or purchase your membership at the sale.
Location: MK Nature Center
600 South Walnut, Boise
2014 Plant Sale Availability List
The 2014 Eriogonum Society meeting will be centered in Twin Falls, Idaho, giving us the opportunity to explore the botanical and geological wonders of the middle Snake River Plain, including the Bennett Hills and Gooding City of Rocks, the South Hills (southern Sawtooth National Forest), and the Craters of the Moon. This will be a joint meeting of the Eriogonum Society and the Idaho Native Plant Society, giving us the opportunity to make new friends and take advantage of the cumulative knowledge of some of Idaho’s most accomplished professional and amateur botanists.
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, with an optional post-meeting tour of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Fish Creek Canyon on Monday, June 23.
Other details such as lodging information (hotels and campgrounds), registration, meals, classes, field trips, and meeting schedule are provided on the Eriogonum Society’s website (see below).
Please visit the Eriogonum Society’s website to register for the joint meeting. www.eriogonum.org.
When: Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm
What: “Irrigated Wet Meadows, Livestock, and Ducks – Debunking the Bias” presented by Chris Colson with Ducks Unlimited
Flood-irrigated wet meadows on private working lands in the Snake River Plain provide the critical staging resources for migrating waterbirds and replaces our lost floodplain functions. The maintenance of this agricultural practice is critical to continental waterbird populations and basic human values and services often taken for granted..
The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) is soliciting proposals for its Education, Research, and Inventory Grant (ERIG) program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in 2014 to support projects that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, or knowledge of Idaho
When: Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm
What: Extreme Flora–novelties from across the plant kingdom
Michael Mancuso, long-standing Pahove Chapter member, will present on “extreme plants”- some of the biggest, toughest, oldest, and most dangerous plants known.
Come ready to be fascinated!