Greetings and Welcome to our Society website!

OUR MISSION ISN'T NEW  just our website & address!
NOW find us at

To promote the study, appreciation, and conservation of Ohio's native plants and plant communities.

News Of Interest
Government to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly
monarch migration 2014
updates, first-hand accounts, and much more!!

Please join us!
A Journey to the Mississippi Headwaters is the title of a talk to be presented by Tom Sampliner, photographer and past president of the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio, on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the West Woods Nature Center at 2:00 pm. Please join us as we learn about his travels through narrative and photographs.
We look forward to seeing you!!

Take a look at our new website page!!
Virtual Archive 1983 - 1989
the Society's first decade of publications is now available for your reading enjoyment
only the beginning ... more to come!!

Congratulations! to Mr. Fred Losi, recipient of this year's 2014 Gentian Award.
learn more about Fred Losi
Fred's upcoming hikes:
February 7, 2015  Woodlands of Bedford: Winter Night Hike
March 21, 2015  Woodlands of Bedford: Little Egypt
April 18, 2015  Woodlands of Bedford: Bedford Glens
May 2, 2015  Woodlands of Bedford: Nighttime Experiences


As a chapter of The Ohio Native Plant Society, our goals are to:

  • promote conservation of native plants and native plant communities through habitat protection and other means;

  • foster public knowledge and appreciation of native plants;

  • support proper methods of natural landscaping;

  • raise awareness of the ethical issues regarding native plants;

  • encourage surveys and research into native plant species and publication of findings; and

  • promote cooperation with other programs and organizations concerned with the conservation of natural resources.

We hope you will enjoy exploring our website and learning about native plants.  I wish to extend a welcoming invitation to you to please join us on one of our native plant walks.

Thank you for your interest and time,

Kathy Hanratty, President