V 26, No. 1, Fall 2012 – Peter Lesica reports on the Pine Butte Peatlands and the South Pryor Mountains areas in an, “Important Plant Areas Update” (an error in describing the location of this IPA nomination is corrected here); Clark Fork chapter provides a comprehensive Annual Meeting wrap-up; Annie Garde’s punny piece, “Prairie Rose and the Scourge of Lake Weed-be-Gone” is reproduced; a Small Grant Report by Sarah Dawe describes the “White Sulphur Springs Pollinator Garden;” an article by Walter Fertig reprinted from the Utah Native Plant Society’s Sego Lily gives a profile of “Mountain Avens: Little Nymph of the Alpine;” and plenty of MNPS news for you. In connection with the notice about the Pryor Mountains important plant area included in Peter Lesica’s article noted above, MNPS has just now uploaded to its online archive of botanical literature the following: Pryor Mountain Desert: A Montana Native Plant Society Naturalist’s Guide by Donald H. Heinze with Mark Taylor, c. 1994 and a copy of a typed manuscript, “Pryor Mountain Mini Key.” Many thanks to Wendy Velman, Botany Program Lead, BLM MT/DK, Montana State Office for digging these up and making the copies available. Note: the mailed copy of the newsletter included an attachment of Society Officers. Current officer information is available online in the Board of Directors area on this site.
V 26, No. 2, Winter 2013 – In an article from the Washington Native Plant Society, Joseph Arnett shares observation on, “The Sounds of Botany”; an “In Memoriam,” for Dr. John H. “Jack” Rumely; Native Plant Profiles on “Juniper,” by Spencer Shropshire and “Common Snowberry,” by Cathie Jean and Jay Frederick; Chantelle Bournay and Linda Lyon present a 2012 Small Grant Report on, “Native Plant Learning Garden Supports a Community”; and an article on “Wild Strawberries,” by Aaron Liston and adapted by Peter Lesica.
V 26, No. 3, Spring 2013 – In an MNPS Small Grant Report, Edith Dooley describes her research on “Mountain Pine Beetle & Whitebark Pine”; Clare Beelman and Kelly Chadwick tell how a “Subalpine Garden Honors Peter Lesica,” on the UM campus; Mel Waggy reviews Peter Lesica’s new book in “A Botanist’s Testimony: ‘Manual of Montana Vascular Plants’ a Keeper”; Walter Fertig encourages “plant watching” in “Have You Started your Plant Life List?”; Linda Lyon announces that, “2013 MNPS Small Grant Awards Focus on Botanical Research”; and plenty of society news. Inserts mailed to member included an annual meeting registration form, an election ballot, and a copy of the society’s 2013 budget.