Pahove Chapter (Boise)

Pahove Chapter Monthly Presentations

2019 spring presentations and events are happening for our local Boise chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.

Presentations open to the public will formally begin on the second Tuesday in October at the MK Nature Center  at 7pm and will continue through April. The MKNC is located at 600 S. Walnut Street behind Fish and Game headquarters. Refreshments and light snacks are served.

PAHOVE PRESENTATIONS 2019         (tentative topics and titles) 

Mar.12th-Lisa Harloe-Owyhee Flora and Michael Ottenlips-Lomatium research

Apr.9th– Bill Borland-Pond Scum topic, talk title to be determined

Spring Events 2019

February 28th at 9am-Boise Front Wildflower Walk with Barbara Ertter. Please visit the Foothills Learning Center Facebook events webpage (  OR go to their website ( to view details and sign up to attend. Wildlflower walks will be happening spring through summer.

February 28th 6:00-7:30pm, Library at Bown Crossing-Lynn Kinter presents on Idaho’s Intriguing Orchids (Idaho’s Native Orchids by Lynn Kinter)

April 13th-14th-Treasure Valley Orchid Show (tvos_flyer_2019_-_draft_3__002_)

April 25th and May 2nd-Idaho Botanical Garden Wildflower Walks with Ann DeBolt

April 26th and 27th-Pahove Chapter Native Plant Sale (more details to follow below)

May 12th 11am-4pm at the Foothills Learning Center– Wildflower and Weed Show

Board Position Openings
We are still in need of volunteers to fill our board positions (president and membership). 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 26, 2019
(if your membership has lapsed you may renew at the sale)
Saturday, April 27,2019
at the MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut, Boise

 2019 Annual Native Plant Sale Flyer and Availablity List coming soon!

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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