Volume 25, No. 1, Fall 2011 – Issue highlights include: “A Weed is a Weed is a Weed?: Montana researchers unearthing secrets of invasive ecology” by Leah Grunzke reprinted from the fall 2011 issue of the Montana Naturalist; “Annual Meeting Highlights: Sunshine and Blossoms at ‘Needmore Prairie’,” by Beth Madden; a book note on books for native plant lovers about a new edition of Prairie: A Natural History by Candace Savage (Greystone Books, 2011: www.candacesavage.ca); and “First American Prairie Reserve BioBlitz: 480 Species in 24 Hours” by Michael Wainwright reprented from APR news.
V 25, No. 2, Winter 2012 – “Wildflower Photography Techniques” by Steve Hegji adapted from a series first published in Sego Lily, the Utah Native Plant Society Newsletter, includes links to additional information; “How Does Your Garden Grow,” by Kathy Settevendemie announces a new native plant garden recognition program; “Citizen Scientists Needed,” tells how to find plant species of concern in any county and use it to gather information to help land managers prioritize conservation actions; and in a Small Grant Report, Bonnie Streeter of Glacier High School discusses their native plant garden in, “It Takes a Village: Glacier High School Native Garden.”
V 25, No. 3, Spring 2012 – In “Diatoms: Montana’s Other Native Plants,” Loren Bahls describes diatoms, their classification, and habitats in addition to reporting the identification of several new species with some interesting Montana-based names – includes references; “Herbaria Images Online: Major New Web Resource Available,” by Matt Lavin describes a new online service allowing access to data from a number of Pacific Northwest herbaria and tells of some powerful ways to use the feature; “MNPS Plant Conservation Conference Highlights,” by Peter Lesica; and “Russian Scientists Revive Ice-Age Flower.”
V 25, No. 4, Summer 2012 – “How Lupines Talk to Bees,” by Peter Lesica describes how color changes help maximize the efficient interaction between pollinators and flowers; the availability of the new Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, by Peter Lesica with contributions from M. Lavin and P.F. Stickney is announced; and David Schmetterling differentiates the effectiveness of native pollinators and honey bees in, “As Pollinators for a Native Plant Garden, Honey Bees Suck”.