Idaho Native Plant Society, White Pine Chapter
With members on the Palouse, and in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and Central Idaho

Current Events Calendar

The following is a list of events sponsored by White Pine Chapter or in collaboration with other organizations because our members have an interest. Please check with a contact if you have a specific question or wish to confirm event information.
For a list of events for other INPS chapters, please click on INPS.

Please mark your calendar with the dates of these meetings, presentations, and field trips. Additional information may also be communicated through chapter email notices, newsletters, and postcards and via public flyers and press releases. We look forward to seeing you on these educational excursions. For a printable short agenda current agenda.
PDF format documents listed below require Acrobat Reader  


2018 Schedule

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8:00AM to 4:00PM: Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz
Leader: James Riser, Palouse Conservation District Botanist
Location: Steptoe Butte, lower cell towers pull out

Do you like science? Plants? The outdoors? Mark your calendars for the Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz, May 12 and also June 9. James Riser, Botanist for Palouse Conservation District, invites you to help local botanists collect plant specimens while surveying Steptoe Butte’s plant diversity. Drinks and snacks provided. Carpool locations and further details will be listed at a later date. Sponsored in part by White Pine - INPS.

Please print and post a flyer to help us get the word out! 2018 Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz flyer
Updates will appear on Facebook 2018 Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz

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Friday, May 18, 2018, 12:00 noon-6:30 pm. Setup for INPS White Pine Chapter Native Plant Sale

Location: 1912 Center, Arts Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.
Contact: Nancy Miller
All plants for the sale must be brought Friday afternoon unless prior arrangements are made with the Plant Sale chairpersons. The earlier they arrive, the earlier we will have everything ready for the Saturday sale.

Bring boxes on Friday if you have collected them.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 9am - 1 pm. INPS White Pine Chapter Native Plant Sale

Location: 1912 Center, Arts Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Come early and bring a friend!
Please bring a box for your purchases if possible.
Cash or check accepted.

Plants are native mostly to the Palouse prairie or Moscow Mountain area. Once established they require minimal care. We will have a variety of perennials, annuals, some grasses, some shrubs and small trees. There will also be some woodland native plants. Come early for the best selection.

We will have members present to answer questions. A plant availability list will be published here very soon.
Please print and post a flyer to help us get the word out! 2018 Native Plant Sale Flyer (choose landscape mode when printing).

Current availability list: 2018 Native Plant Sale Availability List

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Saturday, June 9, 2018, 8:00AM to 4:00PM: Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz
Leader: James Riser, Palouse Conservation District Botanist
Location: Steptoe Butte, lower cell towers pull out

Do you like science? Plants? The outdoors? Mark your calendars for the Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz, May 12 and also June 9. James Riser, Botanist for Palouse Conservation District, invites you to help local botanists collect plant specimens while surveying Steptoe Butte’s plant diversity. Drinks and snacks provided. Carpool locations and further details will be listed at a later date. Sponsored in part by White Pine - INPS.

Please print and post a flyer to help us get the word out! 2018 Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz flyer
Updates will appear on Facebook 2018 Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 10 am location TBA
Co-sponsors Palouse Prairie Foundation and INPS White Pine Chapter Workshop followed by Weed Pull
Leader: Gerry Queener
Program: Making Mason Bee Boxes Workshop followed by Weeding Whelan cemetery

Gerry will lead a workshop showing how to construct mason bee boxes. The workshop will start at 10AM with a lunch break at noon and Whelan weeding party from 1PM to 3PM. The workshop location will be at Folwells just outside Pullman. Numbers of participants will be limited to 20 people or units based on first signed up basis. More information on how to sign up will be provided in mid-May. There will be a $5.00 charge per unit to help defray the cost of materials and lunch. (One unit is either one adult or one adult with a child. Only one person in a “unit” would actually build while the other would watch and learn.)

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Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2, 2018. INPS 2018 Annual Meeting hosted by Calypso Chapter
Location: Bumblebee Campground between Wallace and Coeur d'Alene, 8 miles north of I-90 at Kingston exit (Exit 43)

For additional details see the September 2017 issue of Sage Notes.
Contact Derek Antonelli by email.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018. White Pine Chapter field trip
Leader: Dr. Steve Cook
Location: probably to multiple forest sites to examine forest health and insect activity

More details will be posted here soon.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018. White Pine Chapter is co-operating with the Wallow Whitman National Forest to set up climate change plots on Howard.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. White Pine Chapter meeting
Speaker: Angela Sondenaa
Program: Nez Perce Tribe's Rare Plant and Conservation Work
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.


Angela Sondenaa will present a program on the Nez Perce Tribe's rare plant and prairie conservation work. She will discuss the results of extensive inventories completed on the reservation, provide the results of reproductive ecology and pollinator research on specific species, explain the Tribe's prairie inventory and assessment, and update us on the conservation of Silene spaldingii in Joseph Creek.


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Recent Events

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:00 pm. INPS White Pine Chapter Meeting
Speaker: Pam Brunsfeld, retired Stillinger Herbarium curator and Systematic Botany instructor
Program: Wildflower Superbloom
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.


Pam will give a presentation on the “Wildflower Superbloom" that occurred in Southern California in late February and March 2017. Over 50 species covered the desert floor in Joshua Tree National Park and Anza Borrego State Park. Pam will share pictures of some of these species and landscape photos showing the extensive explosion of desert wildflowers she was privileged to see.

After five years of exceptional drought, desert landscapes across Southern California exploded with “superblooms” of wildflowers following the "just right" conditions including ample winter precipitation. According to local news reports, it was the most spectacular display some locations have seen in more than two decades.

Please post a flyer to help publicize this event.
Brunsfeld Flyer

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:00 pm. INPS White Pine Chapter Meeting
Speaker: Christine Parent, PhD
Program: Island Biogeographics and Plants
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.


Christine Parent will present a program on how colonization on islands sets the stage for the diversification of organisms, with a particular emphasis on patterns in plants. Dr. Parent is Assistant Professor, University of Idaho Biological Sciences. Her focus on ecology and evolutionary biology includes over 15 years of research in the Galapagos islands, with emphasis on invertebrates.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:00 pm to Thursday, March 1, 2018 noon. Rare Plant Conference, Boise, Idaho.
Contact chair Rose Lehman by email.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 pm. INPS White Pine Chapter Meeting
Speaker: Timothy D. Hatten. PhD
Program: Native bees, pollinators and a rare endemic plant (Silene spaldingii): Untangling a pollination-system mutualism within the Channeled Scablands Ecosystem
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.


Tim Hatten, Scientist for Invertebrate Ecology, and adjunct faculty member, University of Idaho, will present results from an ongoing study of the Spalding's catchfly (Silene spaldingii) pollination system in the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington. Results focus on: 1) the native bee community at Key Conservation Areas for S. spaldingii; 2) bee visitors to the plant and their foraging patterns; 3) canopy and flowering characteristics of the plant; 4) plant community characteristics of remnant grasslands where the plant occurs; and 5) influence of the plant community on bee visitation rates.

Please post a flyer to help publicize this event.Tim Hatten 2018 Flyer

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:00 pm. White Pine Chapter meeting
Co-sponsors: Palouse Prairie Foundation and INPS White Pine Chapter
Speaker: Gretchen Freed
Program: Growing Camas
Its growth cycle, the fungi that associate with its root system, and the proper techniques for its restoration
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Gretchen is concluding her Ph.D. studies at WSU this spring investigating the proper storage procedures to prevent fungal damage not only for camas, but also for other bulbs from onions to daffodils. She has received funding from the Washington Native Plant Society to support her research and has worked on camas restoration projects in Oregon.

Please print and post a flyer to help us publicize this event Gretchen Freed Camas Flyer

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:00 am. White Pine Chapter Board Open Meeting
Location: 1912 Center, Friendship Room (NE corner of building), 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

All are welcome. Come and tell us your ideas.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:30 pm. Arboretum Associates Annual Meeting
Speaker: Raffaella Sini and Roberto Capecci, speaking on 'Temporary Gardens'
Location: 1912 Center, Friendship Room (NE corner of building), 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018. see below for times. White Pine Chapter Field Trip to Nisqually John Canyon (part of the Nisqually John HMU)
REVISED DIRECTIONS

Leaders: Steve Bunting, Professor Emeritus of Forest and Fire Ecology, University of Idaho
Steve will be assisted by Emily Poor.

Field trip participants from Moscow and Pullman should plan to meet Judy in Pullman at Dissmore’s parking lot (SW corner) at 9:15 am to arrange carpooling. For those who require transportation to Dissmore’s in Pullman there will be one car at Moscow Rosauer’s parking lot (SE Corner) at 8:45 am which will provide transportation. Please be prompt to either meeting place.

The group from Dissmore’s will drive to the river via the Wawawai Grade and make a restroom stop at about 10:00 am at Wawawai Landing (where the WSU rowing team practices). They will then proceed upriver to Nisqually John Landing to meet Steve and any other groups. Participants from the Lewiston-Clarkston area should drive downriver to Nisqually John Landing and plan to be there by 10:30 am. At the Nisqually John landing we will arrange carpooling into the Nisqually John Canyon area. It has limited parking and no restroom.

Please wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water and lunch. We will spend several hours looking at native bunchgrass and riparian habitat as well as invasive species in these habitats. If you are a birder, bring binoculars because rock wrens, canyon wrens and sparrows should be singing. Remember suncreen, hats. Long pants are recommended.

If you do not plan to meet at Dissmore’s and choose to drive directly to Nisqually John Landing to join the field trip, please send an email by Friday to whitepine.chapter@gmail.com so we will be aware to expect you.

For a map of Nisqually John Canyon and Wawawai Rd on the Snake River area: Nisqually John Canyon on the Snake.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:00 pm. INPS White Pine Chapter Meeting
Speaker: Juanita Lichthardt
Program: Two Idaho Rare Plants, Idaho Phlox (Phlox idahonis) and Water Howellia (Howellia aquatilis)
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Juanita Lichthardt will discuss two of our favorite rare plants, Idaho phlox and water howellia. She will provide updates on survey results and how populations are doing.

Please print and post a flyer to help us get the word out! Two Idaho Rare Plants Flyer


White Pine photo by Dr. Wm Hall

 

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