Plant Study Groups

Plant Study Groups

IMGP2936sThere are four plant study groups associated with ANPC. Three meet throughout the year, indoors through the fall and winter and outdoors through the spring and summer. Beginning in October or November and running through until April, the following groups generally meet monthly. Group participants meet to nurture their interest in and expand their knowledge of Alberta’s native plants and communities and local ecology. Please contact facilitators for details and to confirm attendance. Study groups are located in:

Central Alberta Plant Study Group (Edmonton)
Location: University of Alberta, Biological Sciences Building (east end),
Room B-613; Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, AB
Dates: Last Wednesday of each month, October to April
Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (one week earlier than usual)
Topic: This month we’ll be doing some specimen study; Ryan James will be taking us through the Rosa, and Kesia Miyashita will be introducing us to some rare plants found in the Edmonton area.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Facilitator: Varina Crisfield
Please contact Varina ( if you’d like to attend or for more information.

Southern Alberta Plant Study Group (Calgary)
Location: University of Calgary Herbarium, Biological Sciences Basement Room 13. Parking is available in the lot next to the Bio. Sci. Bldg (south of building) for $8. C-train is also available.
Next Meeting: Saturday, February 4, 2017 

Time: noon to 4:00 PM
Topic:  Bonnie Smith will introduce us to the historical collections in the herbarium. As well, we’ll have a plant ID challenge. Come and try your hand at determining the ID of some tricky plants.
Please email Leslie at if you have any questions.  We are also always encouraging people to share what they are currently interested in or studying.
Facilitator: Leslie Monteleone
Please RSVP Leslie ( or Heide ( as space is limited.
Dates: First Saturday of the month; October to April inclusive

Medicine Hat Rare Plant Study Group (Medicine Hat)
Location: Medicine Hat College Herbarium (L155)
Date: Third Saturday of the month (except February)

Time: noon to 3:00 PM
Next Meeting: 

Topic: TBA

Facilitator: Cathy Linowski
Please contact Cathy ( if you’d like to attend or for more information.

Northern Plant and Ecology Study Group (NPESG)
This is a field-based study group, active through the growing season and into early autumn. Contact Marsha Hayward for more information (




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