V08-1, Fall 1994 – Dee Strickler describes the challenges of sorting out a species decision among three northwest Montana penstemons (P. albertinus, wilcoxii, and attenuatus) in “Penstemon Puzzle in Northwest Montana”; a reprint of a Conservation Bullet from Montana Audubon News, “Cottonwood Logging would Devastate Montana Rivers”; Bonnie Heidel tells about “Conducting Botanical Surveys… at your Local Library”; a notice of the honor bestowed upon Klaus Lackshewitz and Sherman Preece for their pivotal roles in establishing the Native Plant Garden at UM; field trip reports include “Comertown Prairie Pothole Preserve”, “Kane’s Grove”, “Little Belt Wildflower Rambles”, “Elk Horn Peak… and Tuber Anxiety?!?”, “Standard Peak Hike”, “Basking or Baking” (a commentary on the hot, dry summer by Dennis Nichols); and “Biological Weed Control Agents Released at Two Moon Park”.
V08-2, Winter 1995 – In “Howellia aquatilis – Montana’s First Federally Listed Plant Species,” Steve Shelly describes this plant and its ecology; Robert Dorn summarizes early identification work in “Botanical Exploration in Montana: Part I, 1805-1899” and includes references; and seven new areas are announced in “New Research Natural Areas on National Forests in Montana.”
V08-3, Spring 1995 – “’Endless Sea of Grass’… No Longer,” by Peter Lesica goes over the significance of the conversion of native prairie, including references for further reading; Terry Wamsley responds to Peter with “CRP – Another Perspective”; Judy Hoy presents “An Idea for Developing County Plant Lists”; “Botanical Exploration in Montana: Part II, 20th Century Highlights,” continues Robert Dorn’s offering from the last issue, including references to early publications; in “Great Natives in the Garden,” Madeline Mazurski recommends consideration of Synthyris spp.; and a rich assortment of other Society news.
V08-4, Summer 1995 – In “Flesheaters of the Plant World,” Bonnie Heidel tells about carnivorous plants including 7 species found in Montana: Pinguicula (1), Drosera (3), and Utricularia (3) with illustrations and references; Don Heinze wittily reviews the “Nomenclature Nightmare…” and includes references; and you’ll find a short review of Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains by Gary E. Larson.