Pahove Chapter (Boise)

Pahove Chapter Monthly Presentations

Our April presentation was our last presentation of the season. We will be back with regular presentations on flora and fauna in October. In the meantime, scroll below to view 2019 spring events that are happening.

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.

Spring/Summer Events 2019 (SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW ALL)

Boise Front Wildflower Walks with Barbara Ertter-(tentative dates)

Tuesday, May 14th, Currant Creek from Dry Creek Trailhead on north side of Hidden Springs (Tolmie’s onion, camas, freckled milkvetch)

Tuesday, May 21st, Miller Gulch Trailhead to Corrals Trail (lupine display)

Tuesday, June 4: Oregon Trail from Bonneville Point

Tuesday, June 11: Bob’s Trail (syringa, checker-mallow, Nuttall’s cinquefoil)

Tuesday, June 18: Hulls Gulch Interpretive Loop from upper trailhead (5-6 miles beyond the Foothills Learning Center on dirt road); 2½ mile loop, 550 feet elevation loss and gain (penstemon, mariposa lily, buckwheat).

Tuesday, June 25: Hidden Springs wetlands from Dry Creek trailhead (buttercup, avens, and other wet meadow species)

Tuesday, July 9: Upper Dry Creek from 12 Mile trailhead on Bogus Basin Road. 2–3 miles along dirt road, 350 feet gradual elevation gain (rein orchid).

Please visit the Foothills Learning Center Facebook events webpage (  OR go to their website at ( to view details and sign up to attend. Wildlflower walks will be happening spring through summer. These walks were favorably attended last year and they give our community an opportunity to get outside and hike our foothills trails while gaining knowledge of our local flora.

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

Availability List 

Click below to discover previous plant sales

View previous years’ sales lists. 

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

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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