V 7, No. 1, Fall 1993 – In “Forests Beneath Your Feet,” Sharon Eversman gives us a fine primer on mosses, liverworts, lichens, and fungi along with a short bibliography for further reading; a thorough report on the Annual Meeting at Wall Creek and the Gravely range; Field Trip Reports included: “Fall Foray with Dr. Mushroom”; “Two Moon Park”; “Meeteetse Spires”; “South and North Pryors”; and “Willow Creek, Beartooth Mountains”; and a memoriam to Sherman J. Preece.
V 7, No. 2, Winter 1994 – “Growing Hardy Ferns in Montana,” by Jean Parker tells why and how to propagate native ferns and includes a list of species characteristics and a list of references; a field trip report, “Flathead Lake Mushroom Foray,” documents many fungi found on a Swan Valley trip; and there is a review of Jerry DeSanto’s Bitterroot.
V 7, No. 3, Spring 1994 – “Gardening on the Wild Side – Planting a Prairie Garden,” by Linda Iverson offers practical guidance for establishing native prairie areas in your yard ; “Gilia minutiflora: A New Plant for Montana,” by Judy Hoy reports finding this species in the Bitterroot; Field Trip Reports include: “Jewel Basin Mushroom Madness,” wherein Larry Evans documents many species found and includes a cautionary note on the difficulty of some field identification, Neal Brown reports on a Purple Loosestrife pull in the Nine-Pipes area that also brought attention to a variety of small fauna, and Linda Iverson describes work done to help maintain native vegetation at an underpass in Livingston; and Steve Shelly describes programs planned throughout the state for “National Wildflower Week: Celebrating Wildflowers!”
V 7, No. 4, Summer 1994 – In, “…What List?” Bonnie Heidel describes the lists that are the basis of referring to a plant as sensitive, threatened, or endangered; “High, Dry and Handsome, Montana’s Pryor Desert – 7th Annual MNPS Meeting,” presents and excellent summary of this meeting with key species seen; “Loosestrife Growers Ordered to Remove Plants,” and “Studies Indicate Loosestrife Cultivars are Fertile,” and “Beware: Plants on the Loose!” highlight potential problems with invasive exotics including Lythrum slicaria and potentially with L. virgatum in the Flathead area; a reprinted piece from Montana Audubon News describes “The Value of Old Growth Forests”; a field trip report tells about finding Thelypteris phegopteris along the Bull River; Peter Rice reports on herbarium computerization in, “Invasion of Killer Weeds Saves Herbarium!!” (includes a graphic representation of the expansion of Campanula rapunculoides in the Northwest; and “Spotted Knapweed Invades Ungrazed Bunchgrass Communities” by John Lacey, Peter Husby, and Gene Handl describes sampling methods and results on the Blackfoot-Clearwater Game Range. We are looking for the pamphlet, “High, Dry and Handsome” mentioned above, but as a result of that search have found and archived the following related treasures: Pryor Mountain Desert: A Montana Native Plant Society naturalist’s Guide by Donald H. Heinze with Mark Taylor and “Prior Mountain Mini Key.“