Calypso Chapter (Coeur d’Alene)

Meetings are the first Wednesdays of March, April, May and October at 7 pm. Field trips are scheduled during the spring, summer, and early fall months.

Meeting are held in the conference room of Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 2885 W Kathleen Ave, Coeur d’Alene


  • Derek Antonelli, President – antonelli8 [at]
  • Karen Williams, Secretary -karenjwilliams [at]
  • Janet Benoit, Treasurer -jebenoit [at]


Recent news

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  • » Calypso Work Party, April 22

    Blackwell Island Native Plant and Pollinator Garden -Friday, April 22 (Earth Day), meeting at 9 am for 2-4 hours of weeding/general clean-up. Anyone who is interested and could contribute 1 to possibly 4 hours can call LeAnn at 208-769-5036 or email her at The next potential date is Friday, May 13, 9 am, same […]

  • » Calypso Hike, April 16

    Blue Creek hike, Saturday, April 16.  Meet at upper Cherry Hill parking lot (just off I-90 15th Street exit) at 10:00 am to carpool.  Bring water and sack lunch.  

  • » 2015 Calypso chapter scheduled events

    March 4, chapter meeting will include a presentation on the Blackwell Island Native Plant and Pollinator Garden by LeAnn Abell, Botanist, Bureau of Land Management April 1, chapter meeting will include a presentation by on the local members of the Lily and Saxifrage families by Derek Antonelli, Calypso Chapter President May 2, Native Plant Appreciation […]

  • » Calypso Chapter hike, May 2

    In conjunction with Idaho Native Plant Appreciation Week, the Coeur d’Alene  ‘Calypso’  Chapter(named after a native orchid species) will be leading a Tubb’s Hill Wildflower Hike on May 2nd, 2015. Interested members of the public should meet at 10 am at the 10th/11th St entrance. Bring your camera and a wildflower book if you have […]