Pahove Chapter (Boise)

Pahove Chapter Monthly Presentations

We have one remaining presentation on April 10th and then several spring events plus our ever-popular annual native plant sale at the end of April. Presentations are 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. Announcements and presentations start at 7pm.

Presentations and other Events (2018)

(Presentation information below is brief. More details will be provided via email and/or postcard.)

April 10th, 7pm-Leon Powers presents “Phantom of the Opterans – Idaho’s Tiniest and Least-known Owl.”

April 27th and 28th-Annual Native Plant Sale

April 26th and May 3rd, 6:30pm-Wildflower Walks at the Idaho Botanical Garden (

May 12th, Saturday, 10am-1pm-Wildflower Festival at the Foothills Learning Center (

May 22nd, Tuesday, all day-Enjoy a guided tour of Orton Botanical Garden in Twin Falls. This one-day bus trip will cost $25, which includes a $5 gift donation to OBG and a $20 bus fee. The bus is a very comfortable passenger coach. We will leave the MK Nature Center at 8am and return by 5pm.

If you are interested in attending this trip, then please view this announcement OBG Bus Tour Announcement 5-22-18 and complete a registration form OBG TRIP FORM.

The one-day bus trip will feature presentations by members Ann DeBolt and Roger Rosentreter, and by Orton’s developers.  Cacti, succulents & native plants can be purchased (

Board Position Openings
We are still in need of volunteers to fill our board positions (president specifically). If you are interested in helping ensure that the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society continues to connect with our community about native plants and plant communities, then please consider volunteering your time as a board member.
The Pahove Chapter:
  • supports native plant demonstration gardens at schools, local businesses, in our city, and other surrounding areas across the Treasure Valley
  • supports native plant restoration projects, such as the Yankee Fork project, the Birds of Prey Center project, and the Boise River project
  • funds native plant related publications, such as the Native Plant Coloring Book, Native Plants fandex, and Mirabilis brochure
  • funds teaching materials, such as field guides
  • sponsors plant workshops, such as the Astragalus, Brassicaceae, and Aquatics workshops
  • sponsors and staffs the Idaho Rare Plant Conference
  • contributes articles to our Sage Notes newsletter
  • hosts an annual Native Plant Sale
  • donates to our state’s herbaria
  • donates to the MK Nature Center
  • donates to the Idaho Botanical Garden and its Idaho Native Plant Garden
  • donates to the ERIG (Education, Research, and Inventory Grant)
  • awards Education and Enrichment for members
  • offers monthly presentations (Oct.-April) on botany, nature, and other scientific topics
  • offers field tours/field trips to members
  • offers comaraderie
  • stays informed about conservation issues and shares information with our chapter members
  • stays connected with our community
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
2017 Plant Sale Details
Our 2017 Idaho Native Plant Sale flier and 2017 Idaho Native Plant Sale Availability list have arrived. This year we are featuring firewise plants to help you learn how to protect the landscape around your home. As always we have knowledgeable botanists and friendly volunteers there to help you and answer any questions that you may have. Please feel free join in the fun activities during the MK Nature Center Spring Celebration on Saturday hosted by the Idaho Fish and Game.
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]
  • Susan Ziebarth, Vice President
  • Daniel Murphy, Secretary
  • Caroline Morris, Treasurer
  • Susan Ziebarth, Venue Coordinator
  • Karen Getusky, State Treasurer
  • Derek Duval, State Membership
  • Ray Corbin, Member at Large
  • Barbara Ertter, Member at Large

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