V26-1, Fall 2012 – Peter Lesica reports on the Pine Butte Peatlands and the South Pryor Mountains areas in an, “Important Plant Areas Update” (an error describing the location of this IPA 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 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, © 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.
V26-2, Winter 2013 – In an article from the Washington Native Plant Society, Joseph Arnett shares observations in “The Sounds of Botany”; an “In Memoriam” for Dr. John H. “Jack” Rumely; Native Plant Profiles on juniper by Spencer Shropshire and on 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.
V26-3, 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 society news. Inserts mailed to member included an annual meeting registration form, an election ballot, and a copy of the society’s 2013 budget.
V26-4, Summer 2013 – Celestine Duncan describes, “Invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil: A Threat to Montana’s Waters;” in “Botanist’s Bookshelf,” Anne Garde of the Clark Fork Chapter reviews Alpine Plants of the Northwest by Jim Pojar and Andy MacKinnon, and reviews Trees and Flowering Shrubs of Glacier National Park and Surrounding Areas by Shannon Kimball and Peter Lesica; “Late Bloomer: Trailblazing 18th Century Woman Botanist Finally Honored with Namesake” by Ferris Jabr is reprinted from Scientific American, January 5, 2012; Jane Horton of the Kelsey Chapter describes Blue grama grass in “Keep Your Eye on the Eyebrow”; followed by “Poaceae Prep” which serves as a little pretest of grass knowledge ahead of the annual meeting.