Sawabi Chapter (Pocatello)

Officers

  • Karl Holte, Co-President – plantprof [at] live.com
  • Paul Allen, Co-President – pokyallen [at] hotmail.com
  • Geoff Hogander, Vice-President – ghogande [at] yahoo.com
  • Ruth Moorhead, Treasurer – moorruth [at] isu.edu
  • Barbara Nicholls, Secretary – mbnicholls [at] aol.com
  • Bob McCoy, Past President – sawabi.inps [at] gmail.com
  • Cheri Baker, Member-at-Large –
  • LaRue Gregerson, Member-at-Large – lgregersen [at] uidaho.edu
  • Pauline Havens, Member-at-Large – pauline_havens [at] yahoo.com
  • Ardys Holte, Member-at-Large – ardysholte [at] cableone.net
  • Bob & Chris McCoy, Member-at-Large – desertflwrs [at] gmail.com
  • Cathy McPherson, Member-at-Large
  • Judy Minshall, Member-at-Large
  • Mel Nicholls, Member-at-Large – mbnicholls [at] cableone.com
  • Shirley Rodgers, Member-at-Large – rodgershirl [at] pocy.myrf.net
  • Catalina Steckbauer, Member-at-Large
  • Grant Thomas, Member-at-Large – thomasgm60 [at] outlook.com

THE IDAHO NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY, SAWABI CHAPTER, TENTATIVE FIELD TRIP LIST, MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER, 2016

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ALL IDAHO NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY (INPS) FIELD TRIPS AND EVENTS.

*BISON:  Most of our trips carpool from the Bison sculpture located behind the Idaho Museum of Natural History building which is adjacent to the Pond Student Union building, lower campus, Idaho State University.  The sculpture is by the big parking lot at 5th and Dillon.  You may choose to meet us at the Bison to carpool and caravan, or later at the trip site.

FOR QUESTIONS AND DIRECTIONS:  Contact the Holtes, 232-6563, or the Nicholls, 233-0714, or Geoff Hogander, 232-3437.  At  least a week before each trip, an email is sent to those on our email list with details about the trip’s plants, terrain, location and directions to the site.

DATE CAR-POOL from Bison* MEET

at site

SITE LEADER DESCRIPTION
Saturday,

May 14

 

1: 30 pm 2:00 pm Cherry Springs Field Trip Kick-Off, Kinney Creek if time allows; Holte birthday party after. Karl Holte Discover early spring flora followed by a 5:00 pm backyard Birthday Party for Karl and Ardys Holte’s 85th and 80th birthdays, at  765 S. 19th Ave., Pocatello. Food & drinks provided. NO gifts!
Monday,

May 16

6:00 pm 6:30 pm University Pond near McCammon Karl Holte Dry sagebrush habitat surrounding a hidden pond with lush riparian plants.
Saturday, May 21 1:30 pm 2:00 pm Mushroom Hunt by the Nordic Center, Mink Creek Brad Willis There will be expert help to discover mushrooms right by your feet.
Monday,

May 23

6:00 pm 6:30 pm West Fork of Mink Creek Karl Holte

 

This is a beautiful walk with north slope moisture, south slope dry exposure, separated by creek and wet area.
Monday,

June 6

6:00 pm 6:30 pm Scout Mountain Justice Park area Ruth Moorhead This beautiful area has glacier lilies, yellowbells, pussy toes and other spring flowers.
June 10-

June 13

To sign up,         go to the INPS

Website.

INPS State Annual Meeting – (idahonativeplants.org) Various NPS members There will be field trips and a dinner meeting.  Meet INPS people from all areas.
Saturday,

June 18

8:00 am 10 am Craters of the Moon, plus camping option Craters’ biologist See buckwheats, Bitterroots, Monkey flowers, and other dry area plants.
Monday,

June 20

6:00 pm 6:30 pm South Fork of Mink Creek Geoff Hogander, Bob McCoy This is an east-facing exposure, opposite west-facing sage and juniper habitat separated by marshland and creek.
Saturday,

June 25

8:00 am 10:30 am Deep Creek, Franklin area Paul Allen Franklin is a new area for our group.

 

Saturday,

July 9

8:00 am 10:30 am Big Elk Creek, Palisades area a day trip with camping options Paul Allen

 

This is at a higher elevation with plants we seldom see around Pocatello at this time of year.
Monday,

July 11

6:00 pm 6:30 pm Scout Mountain Justice Park area Revisited Ruth Moorhead See the seasonal changes:  fragile short-lived and wet-loving spring flowers have given way to perennial summer flora.
Saturday,

July 16

9:00 am 11:00 am Big Springs Campground by Lava, day trip with camping option Mel Nicholls Visit an open field, shaded nature trail, and wetland area near one of the origins of the Snake River.
Monday,

July 25

6:00 pm 6:30 pm West Fork of Mink Creek Revisited Grant Thomas See the seasonal changes:  fragile short-lived and wet-loving spring flowers have given way to perennial summer flora.
Saturday, Aug 6 8:00 am 11:00 am Mesa Falls near Island Park area; if time, Sawtelle Peak drive. Karl Holte This is a beautiful area with a variety of late summer plants and two waterfalls.
Saturday, Aug 20 8:00 am 10:30 am Plantasia Gardens in Twin Falls area and Mt. Harrison high vegetation LaMar Orton

 

Visit a native plant garden with cacti and succulents; plants are for sale. Mt. Harrison has rare penstemon.  This is a day trip with a camping option.
Saturday, Sep 10 8:30 am 11:00 am Bloomington Canyon, a day trip with a weekend camping option Ruth Moorhead This canyon has aspen forests and high mountain meadows.
Saturday, Sep 17 10:00 am 11:00 am Goodenough Canyon walk followed by a picnic Geoff Hogander This canyon has great fall colors of maples and aspens, plus a trail with fall blooms.  Celebrate the end of the NPS field trip season.

 

 

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