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.

Graminoids.pdf
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 www.uleth.ca/dspace/handle/10133/3376

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

Special Note!!! Wild Blue Clematis Recall!!

Would anyone who bought a Wild Blue Clematis plant at any ENPG sale this past season, please contact engedmonton@gmail.com.

There was a mix-up in seed and we may have unwittingly sold what may not be blue clematis, as well as the proper native one. We would like to ensure you have the correct species.

Please accept our apologies, and get in touch.

Events:

September 3, Saturday - Edmonton Nature Club Field Trip: Boisvert's Greenwoods

The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has developed this 80 acre forested area near Morinville. After a morning walk through the wood trail, we will check nearby areas in the afternoon, possibly Mannawan Lake and Sandy Beach.

Meet: 8:30 a.m. in St. Albert at McDonald’s near Ron Hodgson’s Dealership on the west side of St. Albert Trail north of the Anthony Henday for carpooling. (Duration: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Leader: Brian Stephens

Difficulty: Modest walk on established forest trail. Bring: lunch, liquids, carpool money

Contact: Brian Stephensbjstephens@shaw.ca Take Highway 2 past Morinville, turning east on Township Road

564 and then north onto Range Road 250 to find this natural area on your first left.


September 7, Wednesday - Vision Workshop for the City of Edmonton’s River Crossing Heritage Interpretive Plan. This plan will work to guide how the rich heritage and culture (including natural heritage) of the West Rossdale area is reflected as this place evolves over time. The plan will honour our collective history, respect Indigenous heritage and culture and will contribute to the future identity of this special place. It is important that we have a number of views present to contribute to this plan in order to help us understand what is truly important about this place.
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Location: Stanley A. Milner Public Library. https://www.facebook.com/events/1765685687035286/a
There is also an online survey available at edmonton.ca/HeritageInterpretivePlan
as another way to provide input. The survey will be open until October 15, 2016.


City of Edmonton Master Plans
1. Oleskiw River Valley Park Master Plan - Open House
Date/Time: September 14, 5 - 8 pm
Location: Westridge/Wolf Willow Country Club Community League, 505 Wolf Willow Road, Edmonton AB
OR
Oleskiw River Valley Park Master Plan - External Stakeholder Session
Date/Time: September 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Alfred H. Savage Centre, 13204 Fox Dr NW,, Edmonton AB
The City of Edmonton is now starting the work on a Park Master Plan for Oleskiw River Valley Park. The Master Plan will develop a 25-year vision and management plan for the park, and will be developed through 2016 until the fall of 2017. As users of the park, neighbours to the park, and/or organizations/groups with an expressed interest in the park, you can be identified as a stakeholder.

2. Dawson Park/Kinnaird Ravine Park Master Plan - Open House
Date/Time: September 12, 5 - 8 pm
Location: E4C, Alex Taylor School Gymnasium, 9321 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB
OR
Dawson Park/Kinnaird Ravine Park Master Plan - External Stakeholder Session
Date/Time: September 13, 5 - 7 pm
Location: E4C, Alex Taylor School Gymnasium, 9321 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB
Much of the infrastructure in Dawson Park and Kinnaird Ravine is a result of the Capital City Recreation Plan in the 1970's. The City of Edmonton is now starting the work on a new Park Master Plan for Dawson Park and Kinnaird Ravine, which will develop a 25-year vision and management plan for the park, and will be developed through 2016 until the fall of 2017. As users of the park, neighbours to the park, and/or organizations/groups with an expressed interest in the park, you can be identified as a stakeholder.
The Open Houses are drop-in sessions, open to the public to come and learn about the project, share feedback on how the parks are utilized, what people enjoy about the parks and what they might like to see in the future.
The External Stakeholder sessions will cover much of the same information, but will be in the format of focused workshop sessions, with more guided questions and are by invitation only.
Please let me know who from your organization may be available to attend the External Stakeholder session (only 1-2 people max. please) - Cheryl Clieff, City Planner, cheryl.clieff@edmonton.ca.
The City is also installing some "Sounding Boards" to collect public feedback on what people like to do in the parks and what they might like to see in the future. There will be some sticky notes/pens provided for people to place their comments on. These boards will be up in the parks for a few weeks at a time at key points during the project.
And lastly, for those who are unable to make the events mentioned above, there will be an online mapping exercise posted on the project website to share feedback - please go to www.edmonton.ca/dawsonparkmasterplan to participate.
The above event information will soon be posted on the project website and the City's public engagement calendar - http:// www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/public_engagement/public-engagement-calendar.aspx.


September 19, Monday - ENC Edmonton Plant Study Group Annual Members’ Night.In fact we don’t really have members so this is open to everyone who would like to participate. Please share your experiences with us, of plants, bugs- and-plants, mushrooms, places, poetry and other literature, whatever relevant you would like to share. All you great photographers and not-so-great photographers, don’t be shy. This is often the most fun night of the season! It is helpful if you let me know beforehand (nutmeg@planet.eon.net) that you intend to present, but last-minute “shows” will also be welcome. Laptop and projector will be provided.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1 on the ground floor, J. Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road Please note room change for this meeting!
Admission: Free, although membership in the Edmonton Nature Club is encouraged.



... 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 - September 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.

Library

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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