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

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23.ix.2017 Field Notes: North Kingsville Sand Barrens               narrative by Amy Goletz

23.ix.2017 Field Notes: North Kingsville Sand Barrens               narrative by Amy Goletz

Monarch Butterfly Migration Map/
monarch migration News: November 2017 
 Overwintering Begins
Summer 2017 Monthly Programs

July 22:
Invasive Species Workshop
invasive plant presentation ONLINE

August 5:

September 23:
Monarch Tagging
all proceeds go to Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Natural Areas

Plant Search: help locate co-occurring populations

squarestem monkey flower plant, Mimulus ringens, in bloom
squarestem monkey flower
great blue lobelia plant, Lobelia siphilitica, in bloom
great blue lobelia
Dr. Randall Mitchell is looking for field sites with co-occurring populations of squarestem monkey flower, Mimulus ringens and great blue lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica. Both of these plants occur throughout the Midwest in or near wetlands, including floodplains and bottomland forests, swamps, seeps, soggy meadows, ditches, woodland borders, moist pasture areas ....

These plants are pollinated by native bumble bees. He is trying to see if:
  • the plants compete with one another for bee visitation; and
  • whether they affect each other's reproduction.
Ideal sites would have many (>100) individuals of each plant species interspersed, but he is interested in any site that has both of them. If you know of a place where they co-occur,
Dr. Mitchell would love to hear about it!

Call Dr. Randall Mitchell at 330.972.5122, Department of Biology, University of Akron, Akron OH 44325-3908 or email Dr. Mitchell,
Thank you for your interest and help!!

Mid-Week Wildflower Walks
Wednesday Evenings
starting at 6:30 pm

My eyes saw blue-eyed Mary, Collinsia verna, for the first time as I was walking along a woodland trail at The Wilderness Center. This annual wildflower is such a delight! Thank you Tom for sharing your photograph.   :-) Lisa

Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio 2017 Grant Application Guidelines

Field Notes:  Midweek Wildflower Walk 24.v.2017 at Hiram Field Stationphoto of nature with Thomas Berry quote

July 2017 Program      August 2017 Program      September 2017 Program
October 2017 Programs            November 2017 Program

Native Plant Society 2017 Program Schedule Calendar Postings

Field Notes:  Our heritage is soil bound

The 2015 Gentian Award honoree was our founding president Ann Malmquist

News of Interest

"... conservation improves water quality, promotes native plant growth, and encourages wildlife in the water and on land."

Gary Popotnik, The Wilderness Center

Concentrating on Conservation
  The Independent, 7 March 2015, by Christina McCune

  ✿ Community Watershed Conservation Partnership
  The Wilderness Center program & contact information

Join Today!!
Electronic subscription to
our quarterly publication On the Fringe
is a membership benefit.
  Bringing Awareness:
  ✿ Endangered-species program needs boost, The Dispatch,
       5 June 2015, letter to the editor by Robert McCance
  ✿ WEBSITE PAGES for your reading enjoyment:
       Virtual Archives 2000 - 2009
       Virtual Archives 1990 - 1999
       Virtual Archives 1983 - 1989

       Field Notes post
       Rooted in Geology:
       Unlikely Ties between Geology and Wildflowers
  ✿ Gov't to spend $3.2 million to help monarch butterfly
  ✿ monarch migration News: October 2017: Great Lakes & Atlantic shorelines
       updates, first-hand accounts, and much more!!
 ☑ Field Notes: Public Parks Deserve Our Support

        ONAPA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  ✿  help protect Ohio's Natural Legacy
In our On the Fringe
March issue:
BioCellar Rain Garden:
Inspired by Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio Field Trips

by Jean Loria and Pebbles Bush
Additional articles of interest for you

Unlikely Ties between Geology and Wildflowers
Rooted in Geology 2015-1

Virtual Archives 2000 - 2009
third decade of our Society's publications

Virtual Archives 1990 - 1999
second decade of our Society's publications

Virtual Archives 1983 - 1989
first decade of our Society's publications
.... more to come!!