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Alberta Exotic Plants Wiki

Click here for Posey’s Rogues: a gallery of exotic invasive and non-invasive plants of Alberta.

ANPC Guidelines for Rare Plant Surveys in AB Download these here
 
 Native Plant Source List

Learn where you can buy native seeds and plants – updated May 2020(Download the Excel spreadsheet )

 


                               

Call for Volunteer – Board of Director’s Position

If you are passionate about native plants, ecosystems and their long-term sustainability and have experience coordinating people and projects, then the Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) Society’s Board of Directors wants you!
We are looking to fill the following Board position:
–  Vice-president (1-year term)
For more information on this position, see our “Volunteer” page or contact us at volunteer@anpc.ab.ca


 Botany Alberta 2020 – the plan is to visit Bunchberry Meadows on Saturday August 1, and Nisku Prairie on Sunday August 2. Patsy Cotterill will be the field trip leader. More details will be coming soon.

A brand new publication Wildflowers of Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park” is available through the Alberta Native Plant Council. This field guide includes detailed species descriptions, comparisons with visually similar plants, plus information on habitat and natural communities. Each species is identified by a common and scientific name, and thumbnail photos enable easy initial identification by colour.

For more details and ordering information click here.


 

All 2020 in-person ANPC events are cancelled until further notice. Please check back to the website and email communications for upcoming online events.

Throughout the year, ANPC supports Plant Study Groups in four locations in the province. These meetings are cancelled  as the venue facilities have been closed due to COVID-19.  These groups will resume in the fall of 2020.
COVID-19 CONCERNS:  
Please view the Alberta Health Liking’s site below for current information about COVID-19 in Alberta:     https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx


The Draft Alberta Illustrated Keys, written by Linda Kershaw and Lorna Allen cover all native and naturalized vascular plants in Alberta. Taxonomy agrees with the VasCan database of October 2018 (Brouillet et. al. 2018). These are draft keys; corrected and updated versions have been compiled into a publication, now available through Amazon.ca. The earlier draft keys will continue to be available here. Please check them out on the 2019 Keys to Alberta Species page.


Alberta May Plant Count

Join Nature Alberta and the Alberta Native Plant Council for the May Plant Count 2020! Get outdoors and spend a day in your back yard or favorite local natural space helping us collect data on the plants you see. This important data supports conservation efforts across the province! It might not be quite the same this year due to COVID-19, but no need to miss out. If you would like to volunteer, check out our May Plant Count Facebook event page or contact us at mayplantcount@outlook.com to receive this year’s information package. New and returning volunteers are welcome to join this initiative. Check out their Facebook page here


March 2020 Update : “The Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta book is in the process of being brought up to date with a second edition. See our “Rare Vascular Plants” page for the latest updates (March 2020). Photographs of many species are still required. The photograph wish list (revised March 2020) and instructions for submission.


NatureLynx is a free citizen science app developed by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) to help Albertans learn about the biodiversity in their own backyard while contributing to various data collection efforts. Users can upload their own photos, recommend species identifications to others, and join existing Alberta-based citizen science projects. Users can also create and manage their own groups and missions on the app to collect sightings, and pursue questions, of particular interest to them!
One such mission aims to monitor the spring bloom of saskatoon (Amelanchier alnifolia).  Elisabeth Beaubien of Alberta PlantWatch–a citizen science project that has tracked the annual bloom of plant species across the province since 1987. This spring, the partnership will continue to bloom, with another saskatoon mission taking place this May.
By hosting citizen science initiatives on NatureLynx helps make the data available to anyone with the click of a ‘download’ button. We encourage all plant enthusiasts to participate in this year’s SaskatoonWatch, and to consider future initiatives that may benefit from this new community of online naturalists.
For more information, please contact Jordan Bell, the ABMI’s Citizen Science Coordinator at natlynx@ualberta.ca . To download their app see replica watches their website here.


Growing Native Plants in Alberta – Guidance for communities, schools, homeowners, as well as reclamation and restoration resources click on our link here or access the source list above.


Banner1Please watch for ANPC’s display tables, banners and pamphlets at professional, conservation and natural history, and community events around the province.  Check out our “Outreach” page for events in the summer.

Our wonderful new handouts can be downloaded from our “Plant Publications” page.

 

 

 

 

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