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.

Please join us!
How Climate Change May Affect Mid-Western Ecosystems is the title of a talk to be presented by Dr. Jeffrey Corney, the Executive Director of The Wilderness Center, on January 10, 2015 at the Chagrin Falls library at 1:00 pm. Please join us for this timely talk and learn more about the offering opportunities found at The Wilderness Center to discover, explore, and learn about nature, conservation, and environmental stewardship.
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 pleasure
only the beginning ... more to come!!

Congratulations! to Mr. Fred Losi, recipient of this year's 2014 Gentian Award.
learn more about Fred Losi
Learn about Fred's upcoming hikes:
February 7, 2015  Woodlands of Bedford: Winter Night Hike

monarch migration 2014
updates, first-hand accounts, and much more!!



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