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.
6:30 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
2014 MONTHLY PROGRAMS
February 6, 2014
Where's the Beef? Is cattle grazing good for Minnesota prairies? Fred Harris, Ph.D., Plant Ecologist/Botanist, Minnesota Biological Survey, MN DNR.
March 6, 2014
Commercial logging: a tool in the barrens restoration toolbox? Gretchen Miller, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
April 3, 2014
Cancelled due to weather.
May 1, 2014
Natural History and Species Autecology of Tubercled rein-orchid (Platanthera flava var. herbiola) in Minnesota: Updated information based on recent field surveys in Central Minnesota. Jason Husveth, Principal Ecologist, CCES.
Place of the Month: Blaine Preserve SNA, Blaine, Minnesota
June 5, 2014
Mimicry in Orchid flowers by Dr. Brian O’Brien, Gustavus Adolphus College, Dept. of Chemistry.
Plant of the Month: Putty-root (Aplectrum hyemale)
October 1, 2014 (Wednesday) - Note the date
What You Should Know About Invasive Plant Policy by Bonnie Harper-Lore
Plant of the Month: Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
November 6, 2014
SNA Highlights: SNA Strategic Land Protection Plan & SNA Outreach Initiative by Peggy Booth, Bill Bleckwenn, & Kelly Randall, all from MN DNR.
Place-of-Month: Badoura Jack Pine Forest SNA, by Erika Rowe.
Annual Seed Exchange will follow program.
December 4, 2014
Writing Picture Books: Spreading the Word about Our Native Habitats by Phyllis Root
Plant of the Month: Rough blazingstar (Liatris aspera)
Meetings are held at Dakota Lodge at Thompson County Park
1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN