Pahove Chapter (Boise)

Pahove Chapter Monthly Presentations

We are finally underway with our 2017 season, now that the weather has subsided. Regular presentations will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at the MK Nature Center from October through April. The MKNC is located at 600 S. Walnut Street behind Fish and Game headquarters. Presentations start at 7pm. Come join us!

This schedule is subject to change.

Feb. 14th

Adventures in Gardening with Native Plants

Discoveries, Delights and Disappointments
presented by Diane Jones of Draggin’ Wing Farm
Water-thrifty Plants for Idaho and the Intermountain West
Diane will take us on a visual tour of lessons learned over a dozen years of developing an ever-evolving 
small nursery business that specializes in native and locally-adapted low-water landscape plants.
If you haven’t already visited this local, sustainably managed treasure, add it to your list of places to visit in Boise.
Not only is Draggin’ Wing a nursery where you can buy plants, it’s a place where you get expert landscaping advice, and you can see those plants “in action” in the stunning and unique demonstration gardens.  

March 14, 2017:
“The Tuesday Trifecta, three presentations, all in one night”
“Bee City USA”
Garden City is the first city in Idaho to be listed as a “Bee City”. Judy Snow will give a brief talk on
how she and the Chinden Gardener’s Club are working for pollinators and how they got their city listed.
“A Ghost in the Making, Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumblebee”
A 20 minute film about searching for the once abundant native pollinator.
As of January 10, 2017, the first bee in the continental united states to be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
I-Naturalist with Dr. Charles Peterson of ISU 
Dr. Peterson will teach us how we can contribute to Science by using our
devices to record and share our findings with scientific data repositories.

Apr. 11th (to be determined)

      Apr. 28th and 29thPahove Chapter Annual Native Plant Sale 

(28th members only) and (29th public welcome)

native plant sale
Native plant sale


Friday, April 28, 2017
(if your membership has lapsed you may renew at the sale)
Saturday, April 29,2017
at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut, Boise
2016 Plant Sale Details
Click below to discover previous plant sales

View previous years’ sales lists.

Wildflowers of Southern Idaho Coloring Book

Take this coloring book along with you when you are hiking, photographing, or simply enjoying the outdoors. Published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, this coloring book may be reproduced but not sold. Share it with every child you know!

Wildflower Coloring Book

In the Boise area (plant suppliers)

In the Boise area (landscapers)

Many other landscapers also may install buffalo grass and blue grama grass plugs. 


  • Karie Pappani, President – pahove.chapter.president [at]
  • Elaine Walker, Vice President – highprairielandscapedesign [at]
  • Daniel Murphy, Secretary
  • Caroline Morris, Treasurer – fleursmorris [at]
  • Susan Ziebarth, Venue Coordinator – susan.ziebarth [at]

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