The Minnesota Native Plant Society holds monthly membership meetings the first Thursday of each month from October through June (excluding January, July, August, and September). These meetings are free and open to the public.
6:00 to 7:00 PM - Social time and refreshments
7:00 to 7:15 PM - Announcements
7:15 to 7:30 PM - Plant of the month
7:30 to 8:30 PM - Main Speaker
2013 MONTHLY PROGRAMS
February 7, 2013 Ecophysiology of Woodland Wildflowers by Dr. Stephen Saupe, Professor, Biology Department of the College of St.
Benedict and St. John’s University
Plant-of-the-Month: White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima) also by Dr. Saupe
March 7, 2013
Proposed Updates to Minnesota’s List of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species by Mr. Richard Baker, Endangered Species Coordinator, MN DNR. Welby Smith and Scott Milburn will be presenting information regarding several of the new plant additions to the revised rare species list.
April 4, 2013
A Brief History and Current Survey and Monitoring Efforts in Minnesota's Northern Peatlands by Erika Rowe, Plant Ecologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Plant-of-the-Month: TBD
May 2, 2013
History and Future of Oak Forests in a Changing Environment
by Dr. Lee Frelich,
Director, The University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology
Plant-of-the-Month: Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
June 6, 2013 Conserving Minnesota’s Prairie Butterfly Heritage by Dr. Erik Runquist, Butterfly Conservation Biologist, Minnesota Zoo Plant-of-the-Month:Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)
Annual Plant Sale USFWS national award presentation to Nancy Sather
Meetings are held at Dakota Lodge at Thompson County Park
1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN