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Minnesota Native Plant Society
A non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and appreciation of Minnesota’s native plants and plant communities through education and public awareness

Monthly Programs

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


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)

Pitcher Plants

Meetings are held at Dakota Lodge at Thompson County Park
1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN

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2013 Monthly Programs

2012 Monthly Programs

2011 Monthly Programs

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2009 Monthly Programs

2008 Monthly Programs