Pahove Chapter (Boise)

Pahove Chapter

We have two presentations remaining in 2020. And our ever popular, annual native plant sale will be April 17th & 18th. As we move from winter to spring, there will be speaker series, hikes and camps, and other events happening with organizations in the Treasure Valley.  Many of these are not Pahove Chapter hosted, but we are passing along the information about these events happening in our area because they may be of interest to you (see below). Special thanks goes to our own board member, Barbar Ertter, who is offering winter tree i.d., a presentation, and a very generous series of wildflower walks (see below) again this year. Plus Michael Mancuso is leading a plant i.d. workshop in mid-May (more details forth coming).

Presentations are open to the public and take place the second Tuesday of each month from October through April at the MK Nature Center at 7pm. The MKNC is located at 600 S. Walnut Street behind Fish and Game headquarters. Refreshments and light snacks are served.

2020 Meetings/Presentations

  • Tues, Mar. 10th, Barbara Ertter presents on Circumnavigating Spain by Tour Bus, Train, and Foot (plants included)
  • Tues, Apr. 14, Roger Rosentreter presents on Annual Grasses

2020 Events Happening in our Area

  • Barbara Ertter’s Winter Tree i.d. class, Treasures of the Boise Front presentation, and wildflower walks series March-July. Please view 2020 Wildflower Walks etc. (Pahove Chapter co-sponsored with Parks and Recreation). All are free, but most have an attendance limit. Registration this year is via the Boise Parks and Recreation Activity Guide (
  • Idaho Rare Plant Conference (Pahove Chapter co-sponsored) Feb.25-27
  • Bee City USA Speaker Series-March 3, April 7, May 5-2020 Speaker Series,
  • Friends of the Owyhee (FOTO) hikes and camps-
  • Idea of Nature Lecture Series– March 18, April 16
  • Society for Ecological Restoration meeting March 17-19
  • Boise Flower and Garden Show March 27-29-Come see our local experts and chapter members, Lynn Kinter and Diane Jones, present at this show.
  • Annual Mother’s Day Wildflower Show: Sunday, May 10th, 11am-4pm (Pahove Chapter co-sponsored with Foothills Learning Center)
  • Plant I.D. Workshop led by Michael Mancuso. (Anticipated mid-May. More details and instructions on how to sign up forthcoming.)

native plant sale


 APRIL 17, 2020
(if your membership has lapsed you may renew at the sale)
APRIL 18, 2020
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). 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.

(Please read below to learn more about what our local chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society does for our flora and fauna and our community.)
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
    • and much more…

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, Chapter Treasurer
  • Kirsten Severud, Chapter Membership
  • Karen Getusky, State Treasurer
  • Vicki Henderson, State Membership
  • Ray Corbin, Member at Large
  • Barbara Ertter, Member at Large

Write to the Pahove chapter at