V29-1, Fall 2015. “Confessions from a Huckleberry Enthusiast,” by Montana Native Plant Society lifetime member Mel Waggy offers a thorough discussion of a range of interesting issues surrounding the genus Vaccinium; Jon Reny and Jennifer Lyman share “Summer Field Trip Highlights”; Gretchen Rupp tells about a new garden installation in, “MSU Installs New Pollinator Garden”; A notice adapted from an article by Mark Schiltz of the Montana Land Reliance tells about the “Tour of the Cedars” held in June in the Ninemile Valley near Missoula; Tara Carolin and Terry Divoky of the Flathead Chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society report on MNPS awards given this summer to Rachel Potter and Mary and Gary Sloan; Betty Kuropat reports on the Annual Meeting that was hosted by the Flathead Chapter; and in “Whites in the Minority,” discusses the phenomenon of albinism in native flowers and several ideas as to the causes and effects when that occurs.
V29-2, Winter 2016. “Ten Things You Might Not Know About Ferns, But Wish You Did,” by Walter Fertig is reprinted from the Sprint 2015 issue of Sego Lily presents a good summary of fern anatomy, reproductive function, and recent learning about genetic relationships among similar groups; Peter Lesica reports on recent work of the Conservation Committee in, “MNPS Continues to Engage ARS on Exotic Plants; Jenny Tollefson reports on her experiment in making syrup from the sap of her backyard Norway Maple in Missoula; Daniel Tinker’s review of PONDEROSA: People, Fire, and the West’s Most Iconic Tree,by Carl Fiedler and Stephen Arno recomends this treatment of Montana’s state tree in an article reprinted from the Castilleja; and plenty of Society and Chapter news and events.
V29-3, Spring 2016. Peter Lesica opens this issue with “Focus on Genetics,” a report on the 2016 Plant Conservation Conference and, “Approved: Two More Important Plant Areas for Montana,” announcing the addition of the DutchmanWetlands IPA and the Italian Peaks IPA; all the information you need to know about the 2016 Annual Meeting including schedule and registration information and By-Laws updates for adoption at the meeting; information about candidates for Montana Native Plant Society Officer positions; Betty Kuropat of the Small Grants Commttee describes this year’s small grants award projects; in an article reprinted from Yellowstone Dicovery, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom of the National Wildlife Federation discusses, “The Geology of Wildflowers,” with particular emphasis on Yellowstone National Park; and plenty of Society news and wise words from our Society President.
V29-4, Summer 2016. Kelseya editor, Caroline Kurtz, has chosen selections from a natural history piece on Botanical Natural History from “Dakota Flora: A Seasonal Sampler,” by David J. Ode featuring plants that may be found in Montana as well as South Dakota: Ipomoea leptophylla, Monarda fistulosa, and Buchloe dactyloides; Rachel Potter announces a “Whitebark Pine Management Conference” in Whitefish to be held September 16 – 18 with a link to whitebarkfound.org for more information; and Society news and events.