2023 ANPC Workshop “How Plants Inspire Us”- Registration is Open!
Our annual Workshop will be offered as a hybrid workshop. It will be held in-person at the Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club in Sturgeon County, AB (https://www.cattailcrossing.ca/ ) with the option of attendance using Zoom. The date is Saturday, April 22, 2023, with the theme “How Plants Inspire Us”
Workshop details and registration options are posted here.
View the workshop program.
Official opening of this year’s Pollinator Garden Challenge will take place at the workshop!
Volunteer Call-Out – Alberta Native Plant Council has several board positions open for election at our Annual General Meeting on April 22, 2023. See our “Volunteer” page for more information.
Alberta Exotic Plants Wiki
Click here for Posey’s Rogues: a gallery of exotic invasive and non-invasive plants of Alberta.
Latest ANPC Website News:
Puzzling Pairs through the years:
Since 1988, the Alberta Native Plant Council newsletter IRIS has brought to the ANPC membership articles on all things native plant-related. Periodically, a series called “Puzzling Pairs” (or the occasional “Tricky Trio”) has been published to help the plant observer to sort between similar species. Using our webpage “Puzzling Pairs” (updated January 22, 2023), you will be guided to the applicable issues of IRIS for some help to differentiate sets of puzzling (or tricky) species.
Alberta Flora Publications of Interest – details and purchase:
|The Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta, 2nd edition (RVPA2)
is now available for purchase and can be ordered through UBC Press.
See this link.
|Vascular Flora of Alberta: An Illustrated Guidei
is available as a paperback or
Wildflowers of Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park
is available through the Alberta Native Plant Council.
For more details and ordering information click here.
|Featured Native Plant|
See more rare plant profiles here
Rare Plant Profiles. Rare plants are an important part of Alberta’s biodiversity. They require special care because they exist in low numbers, live in restricted habitats, or may be threatened by such things as habitat destruction, invasive species, or climate change. The following rare plant profiles will focus on those plant species that are being watched or tracked in Alberta due to their sensitive nature. Read about Rorippa curvipes (Blunt-leaved watercress) here
Please 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.
Acknowledging Land and People: We acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently those people of Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederancy–Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika as well as people from the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux Nakota, Sioux, Stoney, Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nations. We acknowledge as well the members of other indigenous nations in Alberta which include the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis Settlements.
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