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.
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2019 Schedule

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., NIRPWG meeting in Moscow
Coordinator: Derek Antonelli
Location: Idaho Health and Welfare offices, 1350 Troy Road, Moscow, Idaho.

The meeting is in Moscow this time so a great time for chapter members to attend. Derek has sent the announcement to all on the NIRPWG list. If you didn't receive the notice and agenda and are interested in attending this Rare Plant Working Group meeting, please send a message to one of the chapter officers or the White Pine Chapter email (see contacts page).

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., White Pine Chapter meeting
Presenter: Dr. Stephen Cook, University of Idaho Professor of Forest Entomology and Plant Pathology
Program: Insects and Forest Health
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Dr. Cook led a very interesting and informative chapter field trip in July 2018 to several forest areas including the UI arboretum and sites north of Moscow Mountain. Infestations of Douglas-fir beetles, pine beetles, spruce gall adelgid (aphid) and other insects were found and the life cycles described as well as the symptoms of their presence. Some, such as the spruce gall adelgid, live different stages of their life on different species of conifer in this region. We had requests for more information on forest health and the insects that influence it, and Dr. Cook has agreed to give this presentation to a wider audience. In this photo he shows the characteristic rust colored sawdust at the base and the small white fungus on the trunk. The public is welcome to attend. Bring your questions!

Please print and post a flyer to help us get the word out! Insects and Forest Health Poster

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., White Pine Chapter meeting ***revised
Presenter: Mike Hays, Botanist with Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
Program: Silene spaldingii - review of the Recovery Plan
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Mike will present a program on his work protecting Spalding’s catchfly (Silene spaldingii) habitat on the Island between the Snake River and the Salmon River. He will review the Recovery Plan for Spalding’s catchfly and describe how his work fits into the Recovery Plan. Mike will also report on new findings, including four new occurrences his crew found in Hell’s Canyon this summer. This program will also include results from crupina control efforts. Weeds are becoming the bane of recovery and restoration efforts for many native habitats. Mike will share what they are learning from their control treatments. More details to follow

Friday, May 17, 2019, 12:00 noon-5:00 pm. Setup for INPS White Pine Chapter Native Plant Sale
Friday, May 17, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Members only Plant Sale

Location: 1912 Center, Arts Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.
Contact: Nancy Miller
All plants for the sale must be brought early 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.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 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 in late April.

Friday, July 12 to Monday, July 15, 2019. INPS 2019 Annual Meeting hosted by Pahove Chapter
Location: McCall, Ponderosa State Park

Complete details and the registration form will be posted at INPS Statewide Annual Meeting.
All members should consider going to the Annual Meeting as Pahove chapter has planned an exciting program of field trips and a talk by Barbara Errter. Contact Pahove Chapter by email.

Recent Events

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., White Pine Chapter meeting
   Co-sponsored by the Palouse Audubon Society
Presenter: Pam Brunsfeld, retired Stillinger Herbarium curator and Systematic Botany instructor
Program: Pollination, Pollinators, and Plants - Our 'Favorites'
Location: 1912 Center, Great Room, 412 East Third St., Moscow, Idaho.

Pam Brunsfeld’s presentation will include photos and discussion of many ornamental and native plant species you can plant in your garden to benefit butterflies, birds and bees. Photos from her native and ornamental garden will be shown as well as some from the wild. Her beautiful photos and enthusiastic presentation always bring a touch of spring to our winter programs. This program is jointly sponsored by the White Pine Chapter of INPS and the Palouse Audubon Society. The public is encouraged to attend.
Please print and post a flyer to help us get the word out! Pollination and Plants Poster

White Pine photo by Dr. Wm Hall


Copyright © INPS White Pine Chapter -- Revised: February 14, 2019