Recent Notices:

New - Common Wetlands Plants of the Edmonton Area brochure

Available from ENPG for $2.00 and from the Wildbird General Store, 4712 99 St.

A list of common, sedges, grasses and rushes of the Edmonton area.

click to download

Recommended Reading - a book review by Patsy Cotterill

Nature in Fragments .pdf
click to download
Butterfly ID - The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has released a Butterfly Identification Guide to help visitors to EALT Conservation Lands identify common butterflies on their properties. 
This brochure aims to spark interest in butterfly species and conservation and outlines how you can help protect important butterfly habitat and where you can learn more.
The free brochure is available on the EALT website:  Butterfly_ID_Guide.pdf
New free e-book!
Common Coulee Plants of Southern Alberta
John Bain, University of Lethbridge biology professor, and June Flanagan, Lethbridge botanist, author and photographer, teamed up to revise Job Kuijt’s popular guide to some of our most beautiful and interesting native prairie plants in this new full colour electronic edition.
Download your free copy and discover what’s blooming in southern Alberta this season!
Free download is made available by the University of Lethbridge Herbarium courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Library

Wildflowers of Edmonton brochure

Common Wildflowers of the Edmonton Area.

Available for $2.00 at:
Wildbird General Store
4712-99 Street,
Earth's General Store
9605-82 Avenue, Edmonton
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Arch Greenhouse
3151-97 St.

ENPG has a Facebook page


Saturday, October 15,Stewards of Alberta's Protected Areas Association (SAPAA)
The Future of Alberta's Protected Areas

As part of their AGM at the Kerry Wood Centre in Red Deer SAPAA will have two talks which should be of interest to the nature conservation community.

9:30 a.m. Alison Ronson, CPAWS Northern Alberta, Conservation Blueprint for Northern Alberta.
11:00 a.m.Geoff Holroyd, Chair, Beaverhills Bird Observatory,
Activities at the BBO and Their Relation to the Provincial Natural Areas Program.
Any interested members of the public are invited to attend these talks.

Additional details and directions to the Kerry Wood Centre (6300 45 Ave) can be found on SAPAA's website,

If there is interest in carpooling please contact Hubert Taube at
Tentatively thinking of the Wildbird General Store (4712 99 St), 7:30 meeting place for people from Edmonton.

Monday, October 17 - Edmonton Plant Study Group - Creating a Native Garden from Scratch!
Native gardens have been in the news recently! Three members of the Edmonton Native Plant Group, Liz DeLeeuw, Cherry Dodd and Judith Golub, will explain how to grow and landscape with native plants, and will provide tips on plants to choose for good results. Questions and discussion will be welcome.
Time: Doors at 7:00 pm; program starts at 7:30 pm
Location: Room 8, 3rd floor of the J. Percy Page Centre - 11759 Groat Road.
Park on the south side, go in the south door and sign in.
Admission: Free, although we do encourage you to support the Edmonton Nature Club by buying a membership.

... is a monthly e-newsletter sent out by ENPG, that focuses on gardening with native plants. There is a list of up-coming events, news, one or two articles, and a 'Wildflower of the Month'.
Wildflower News - October 2016 .pdf
click to download
Want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden? Here's a list of native plants adapted from Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by The Xerces Society.
The book is available from the ENPG Library.
Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
click to download

ENPG activities

Here is a look at some of what we've done in the last couple of years - ENPG's take on an annual report!

Ignore the "Dropbox Sign in..." and be patient. It is a LARGE file!

ENPG 2014 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2013 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
click to download
Edmonton Native Plant Group has published Go Wild, a book on 'Easy to Grow Native Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses'.
You can also check out the different plants here, on our website.
Check out the index to search for a specific plant.


ENG has a number of books, magazines and other publications on native plants and related subjects that are available for borrowing.

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