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2013 Photo Contest Winners

Lewisia rediviva-Sue Braastad
1st place Individual species

Mimulus lewisii-S & S Wildflowers
2nd place Individual species

Townsendia montana
3rd place Individual species

Penstemon deustus-Derek Duval
1st place Multiple species-Habitat

Xerophyllum tenax-James P. Riser II
2nd place Multiple species-Habitat

Castilleja covilleana-Stephen Love
3rd place Multiple species-Habitat

Cephalanthera austiniae-James P. Riser II
1st place Plant-pollinator interaction

Chaenactis douglasii-Stephen Love
2nd place Plant-pollinator interaction

Penstemon venustus-Thad Davis
3rd place Plant-pollinator interaction

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Upcoming Events

Pahove Chapter Movie Night

Join us for a movie on Tuesday, November 11th at 7pm at the MKNC.

Disney Nature's Wings of Life takes a look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats, and flowers in celebration of life. High speed and closer than close filmmaking techniques showcase the details.

Posted by Editor on November 09, 2014

INPS Pahove Chapter October Presentation

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7pm
at the MK Nature Center
600. South Walnut, Boise
(Board Meeting starts at 5:30 pm, everyone welcome!)

"Exploring the mountains and flora around Lake Baikal, Siberia"
In the summer of 2013, Josh and Wendy Irwin spent a month in the Lake Baikal region, exploring both the Khamar Dhaban and Barguzin Mountains. Although half a world away from home, they discovered a surprisingly familiar flora and an unexpectedly friendly culture.

Join us to "travel abroad" in a place at first glance looks much like Idaho!

(If you can't make it, there will be an
encore "Brown Bag" presentation:
Tuesday, November 4 at NOON
in the MK Nature Center auditorium.
Bring your lunch and take a virtual trip to Russia!)

Posted by Editor on October 09, 2014

Pahove Chapter Meeting 9/16/14 at the IBG

You and a guest are invited to the INPS Pahove Chapter Members season kick-off
Pizza Party
(and chapter elections)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:30 pm
at the
Idaho Botanical Gardens Plaza Area
2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road

pizza and beverages provided!

Posted by Editor on September 13, 2014

Flora of North America, Vol. 28 Published

Flora of North America North of Mexico Volume 28, Bryophyta, Part 2, has been sent to Oxford University Press for printing. This marks the 17th volume to be published in a 30-volume set for the Flora of North America series. The volume has 702 pages covering 48 families, 206 genera, and 698 species. With the publication of this volume, the treatment of mosses for the flora area is complete with a total of 1402 species in 333 genera classified in 81 families. Of the 1402 species, 273 (19.5%) are endemic to the flora area, and 36 are globally at risk of extinction.

The work on Volume 28 was coordinated by lead editor Richard Zander; all of the 366 illustrations were drawn by Patricia Eckel. Ariel Buback was the Technical Editor for Volume 28. Dr. James Zarucchi, as Editorial Director, and Heidi Schmidt, Managing Editor, oversaw all aspects of production. More than 40 authors wrote treatments for the volume.

Vol. 27 and 28 (the mosses) gather together and present in a unified fashion information from the past 50 years of bryological study. Major advances have occurred in understanding the Western moss flora, particularly the discovery of new and previously missed species in California and the Pacific coastal areas of the Northwest of North America. These significant western species are preferentially illustrated in the FNA.

Flora of North America north of Mexico is published by Oxford University Press. All published volumes can be purchased from OUP, and advance orders for Volume 28 can be placed with them. http://global.oup.com/academic/content/series/f/flora-of-north-america-fna/;

Posted by Editor on June 22, 2014

New Calypso Chapter newsletter

The latest copy of the Calypso Chapter of the Native Plant Society is now available: CalypsoCompanion. We will be conducting field trips for the summer and fall. Please join us! Contact Derek Antonnelli for updates. His e-mail is Antonnelli8 at frontier dot com

Posted by Editor on May 09, 2014

2014 Pahove Chapter Native Plant Sale

INPS Members Only Sale: Friday, April 25th, 5-7pm

Public Sale: Saturday, April 26th, 10am-1pm

There will be no waiting lines at the entrance again this year.
You can also renew or purchase your membership at the sale.

Location: MK Nature Center
600 South Walnut, Boise

2014 Plant Sale Availability List

Posted by Editor on April 20, 2014

Eriogonum Society/INPS Annual Meeting

Initial Announcment
The 2014 Eriogonum Society meeting will be centered in Twin Falls, Idaho, giving us the opportunity to explore the botanical and geological wonders of the middle Snake River Plain, including the Bennett Hills and Gooding City of Rocks, the South Hills (southern Sawtooth National Forest), and the Craters of the Moon. This will be a joint meeting of the Eriogonum Society and the Idaho Native Plant Society, giving us the opportunity to make new friends and take advantage of the cumulative knowledge of some of Idaho's most accomplished professional and amateur botanists.

Meeting Dates
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, with an optional post-meeting tour of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Fish Creek Canyon on Monday, June 23.

Other details
Other details such as lodging information (hotels and campgrounds), registration, meals, classes, field trips, and meeting schedule are provided on the Eriogonum Society's website (see below).

Please visit the Eriogonum Society's website to register for the joint meeting. www.eriogonum.org.

Posted by Editor on March 29, 2014

Pahove Chapter April 8th presentation

When: Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm
Where: MKNC
What: "Irrigated Wet Meadows, Livestock, and Ducks - Debunking the Bias" presented by Chris Colson with Ducks Unlimited

Flood-irrigated wet meadows on private working lands in the Snake River Plain provide the critical staging resources for migrating waterbirds and replaces our lost floodplain functions. The maintenance of this agricultural practice is critical to continental waterbird populations and basic human values and services often taken for granted..

Posted by Editor on March 29, 2014

Announcement for 2014 ERIG

The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) is soliciting proposals for its Education, Research, and Inventory Grant (ERIG) program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in 2014 to support projects that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, or knowledge of Idaho�s native flora or vegetation. The purpose of the ERIG program is to stimulate and lend support to educational, research, and conservation activities that promote an appreciation for native plants and plant communities in Idaho. The ERIG committee encourages you to submit a proposal if you have a project that may qualify.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 31, 2014.
More information can be found under ERIG News.

Posted by Editor on February 17, 2014

Pahove Chapter February Presentation

When: Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm
Where: MKNC
What: Extreme Flora--novelties from across the plant kingdom

Michael Mancuso, long-standing Pahove Chapter member, will present on "extreme plants"- some of the biggest, toughest, oldest, and most dangerous plants known.

Come ready to be fascinated!

Posted by Editor on February 09, 2014

Southern Idaho Rare Plant Working Group Meeting

The Southern Idaho RPWG will be meeting on February 5, 2014 at the BLM Boise District Office. Please contact Beth Corbin (ecorbin@blm.gov or 208 896-5923) if you would like to attend. We will be discussing and ranking species to be presented at the Rare Plant Conference.

Posted by Editor on January 20, 2014