Plant Study Groups

Plant Study Groups

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2020-2021 Plant Study Group Webinar Series

Although we will not be able to meet in person this fall and winter for Plant Study Groups, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an online Webinar Series. The webinars will run biweekly on Thursdays beginning with the next one Thursday, November 12th at 12:00 pm. When possible, the webinars will be recorded and recordings made available to registrants to watch at a later time.Please enquire at outreach@anpc.ab.ca to receive a link to the video recordings.

Please register here for the fall webinar series.

Date Presenter Topic
October 15th
Lorna Allen 
North South East or West, which Natural Region is Best?
October 29th

 

  
Jordan Bell, ABMI

Barbara Kowalzik, City of Calgary 
NatureLynx and Alberta PlantWatch: A Budding Collaboration

Calgary, Naturally: Native Plants and Pollinators 

 November 12th Kristyn Mayner

Norma Calvo

The Who-What-Why of the ANPC

Chickweeds (Cerastium sp.) of Alberta

 November 26th  Kristen Andersen  Plants of Whitehorse Wildland Park 
 December 10th Karel Bergmann  Small, easily overlooked plants; some less common
finds in southern Alberta 
Winter Schedule:   Please register here for the Winter Webinar Series.
January 14th

 

David Evans, ABMI
Tentative: A Report from the Field and ABMI Data Products
January 28th

Melanie Bird
Ryan James

Bryophytes in Peatland Restoration
Unintended consequences, the effects of light pollution on plants

February 11th
Steven Tannas, Tannas Conservation Services
Tentative: Vegetation Identification and Keying 101
– Webinar ½

 

February 25th

 

Steven Tannas, Tannas Conservation Services
Tentative: Vegetation Identification and Keying 101
– Webinar 2/2

 

March 11th
Latifa Ahmed-Pelletier, ALCLA Native Plant Nursery
Tentative: Native Plant Propagation and Edible Gardens

 

March 25th
Brittney Miller and Diana Tirlea
Tentative: Plants Locked in Ice (Paleoecology)

 

 

Peace River Plant Study Group  (Peace River)
Location:  NAIT Boreal Research Institute , 8102 – 99 Avenue, Peace River, AB (beside Northern Lakes College)

Date: First Wednesday of the month (October to May)
Next Meeting:
  TBA – cancelled until further notice.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Melanie Bird – Please contact Melanie (mbird@nait.ca) to attend or for more information.
About PRPSG – We are looking for anyone with an interest in plants to join us once a month to learn about and practice identifying local species, and explore additional topics related to what’s happening in the world of native plants in Alberta. Each session will consist of a brief presentation about a specific plant topic followed by an exercise, activity or group discussion about it. Artists, naturalists, novice and expert botanists are all welcome.
There is no membership requirement but as with the other groups we strongly recommend participants support the ANPC by joining.

Grande Prairie Plant Study Group
The Grande Prairie Plant Study Group will have their next meeting as follows:
New Location:  #204, 10301-112 Street in Grande Prairie (2nd floor conference room)
Date: TBA – cancelled until further notice.
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
If you plan to attend, please contact Kristen at bluestems@hotmail.com  

Central Alberta Plant Study Group (Edmonton)
Location: Room B-613 Biological Sciences Building (east end), U of A Herbarium, Botany Wing, Saskatchewan Drive, University of Alberta,  Edmonton
Dates: Last Wednesday of each month, October to April
Next Meeting: TBA 
Facilitators: Diana Tirlea (dtirlea@ualberta.ca) and Brittney Miller (bmiller3@ualberta.ca)
Please contact either of these for more information.
About CAPSG: The study group is simply a collection of people of various skill levels who come together to learn more about plant taxonomy, ecology and management. Study group sessions are informal with varied formats: sometimes we focus entirely on specimen study, other meetings are presentation-based. The group relies heavily on members volunteering to lead meetings. Occasionally we get in external experts but mostly we learn from each other. There are no attendance requirements or memberships, though we strongly recommend that members join the ANPC (Alberta Native Plant Council) to support their work, which includes these study groups.

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.
Date: First Saturday of the month, October to April.

Next Meeting: TBA
Time: noon to 4:00 pm
Facilitator: Jennifer Muir. As space is limited, please RSVP to Jennifer at jen.muir@gmail.com
Wishing you a great (if unconventional) summer filled with socially-distanced botanizing! Please take lots of photos of your adventures and share them with the group next winter. 🙂
Call out for Presenters! Did you delve into a mysterious taxonomic group this summer, or encounter amazing wildflower vistas or unique habitats during the field season? Consider presenting at SAPSG! The group is a friendly and informal venue to share a common fondness for plants and the natural world – we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in presenting at a meeting this year, or know of someone who might be interested, please get in touch with Jen Muir at jen.muir@gmail.com

Medicine Hat Rare Plant Study Group (Medicine Hat)
This group has been discontinued.

 

Northern Plant and Ecology Study Group (NPESG)

The NPESG Northern Plant & Ecology Study Group, is part of the ANPC Northern Outreach. These ANPC sponsored plant walks, are general level outdoor hikes, designed for interested individuals, families or groups of people, wanting to learn more about our native plants and their connecting ecology.
Since 2013, several outdoor NPESG native plant walks have been held yearly in different road-accessible regions of northern Alberta.

To find out more information about NPESG and these plant walks, please email Marsha Hayward (Northern Director) at wildloonart@mcsnet.ca.

 

 

 

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