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The Flathead Chapter serves the greater Flathead, Northwest Montana, and Glacier National Park area. Monthly meetings in general unless otherwise noted are the 3rd Wednesday of the month in October through April at North Valley Community Hall (also North Valley Physical Therapy)235 Nucleus Ave. in Columbia Falls.
For more information, contact chapter Vice President, Rachel Potter, 892 2446, or:
Tara Carolin, Chapter President 406 260 7533
Click here for a list of native plant gardens in the Flathead area.
Interested in Native Plant Landscaping in our area? Click here
When do our Northwest Wildflowers Bloom?… Here’s a handy list.
Programs and Events
Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. “The Conservation of Disturbance-dependent Ecosystems in the Central Coast of California.” Lech Naumovich, a botanist/conservationist/photographer newly transplanted to the Flathead Valley will share his experience conserving rare and endemic plant species in specialized habitats.
Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. “Bumblebees: Conserving Pollinators.” U.S. Geological Survey Research Ecologist, Tabitha Graves, will tell us about her research on bumblebees in the northwest, and recent efforts to monitor and research pollinators, including the western bumblebee.
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. “Utah Red Rock Desert Wildflowers.” Montana Botanist and Conservationist, Peter Lesica, will take us on a virtual tour of his explorations of the Colorado Plateau country with all of its eye-popping wildflowers which are compiled in his most recently published book on the same subject.
Wednesday, May 15. “Field Trip.” Time, place and topic TBA.
Here is is a plant list that Sally Thompson provided based on her book “People Before the Park” that details plants mentioned in a presentation to the Flathead Chapter in February 2017.
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