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.

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2017 Organic Master Gardener program- offered through the Stony Plain Heritage Agricultural Society at the Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre and the Demonstration Farm. This program is offered in cooperation with Gaia College and SOUL (Society of Organic Urban Landcare). These organizations are at the leading edge of organic landscape techniques, and offer an intensive and high quality certificate Organic Master Gardener program. There is also a native plant ID class held at the George Pegg Botanic Garden.
The program takes place over 9 months, February to October. Most classes are Wednesday evenings, with three Saturday Work Bees and two teaching Saturdays.
For the 2017 Organic Master Gardener course info click here!
Registrations are now being taken.

Tuesday, January 17 - City of Edmonton Dawson Park and Kinnaird Ravine Park Master Plan - drop-in public open house - Public input will help the City develop a program that reflects the public vision and identity for the park. The Master Plan will build on and update planning work from the Capital City Recreation Park Concept Plan completed in 1975. This project is an opportunity for Edmontonians to help develop a 25-year vision and management plan for the park.
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: E4C, Alex Taylor School gym, 9321 Jasper Avenue
If you can’t make the open house and want to share your thoughts, visit online
to provide your input, starting Jan. 16th or 17th, and will be up for at least 2 weeks.
(Note: As an interesting item of information, it has been pointed out to ENPG by a concerned citizen that the Dawson Park/Kinnaird Ravine 2016 Master Plan’s interpretation of the River Valley Bylaw (Bylaw 7188) states: "The goal of [the River Valley Bylaw] is to 'create a recreation-oriented land use system which incorporates formal and informal parks and mature areas which are linked through a series of paths, trails and open spaces’” (p. 5). (https:// This person feels that this single quotation presents a seriously inaccurate reflection of the bylaw, which in fact states the following as the very first goal: ‘to ensure preservation of the natural character and environment of the North Saskatchewan RiverValley and its Ravine System’; that this goal should be not only included, but emphasized, in the Plan.)

Monday January 23 - Edmonton Nature Club Plant Study Group - Orchids from Far and Near with David Fielder; orchids from his trips to Ecuador, Colombia and most recently Guatemala.
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 membership in the Edmonton Nature Club is recommended.

Wednesday January 25 - Central Alberta Rare Plant Study Group - A Road Runs Through It, or when the "dam" road gets in the way with Caitlin Willier, and Yukon rarity and the Beringium Refugium with Lori Schroeder
Location: University of Alberta herbarium Biological Sciences Building (east end), Room B-613; Saskatchewan Drive
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

... 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 - January 2017_2.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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