The Flathead Chapter serves the greater Flathead, Northwest Montana, and Glacier National Park area.
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Upcoming Program – How to Use the Montana Field Guide and other Montana Natural Heritage Program Websites with Bryce Maxell, MNHP Program Coordinator
Thursday, April 15th, 7PM on Zoom
Bryce will talk us through some of the incredible and under-utilized web resources available to assist Montana plant enthusiasts including the Montana Field Guide (http://fieldguide.mt.gov), Species Snapshot (http://mtnhp.org/SpeciesSnapshot), and iNaturalist (https://www.inaturalist.org).
MNPS members will receive an emailed invitation closer to the program date.
2022 Annual Meeting – Ferns and Forests
The 2021 MNPS Annual Meeting in Northwest MT was canceled. Postponed is more like it.
The Flathead Chapter and Western Montana At-large volunteers are looking forward to planning and hosting this weekend meeting in the Yaak or Libby area in June 2022. We’re planning a rustic campout and a variety of field trips. Hosting a meeting with our plant friends is always rewarding. We’ll need lots of volunteers, so stay tuned!
The MNPS is cautiously resuming field trips. Hailey Moore, from the Center for Native Plants, is busily lining ours out. MNPS members will have the first opportunity to reserve limited spaces. Look for listings in your Kelseya, MNPS Field Trip Booklet, and your email. Emails will be sent out to others on our list if spaces are available close to the date.
We are greatly looking forward to resuming in-person meetings next winter (2021-2022). Monthly meetings in general, unless otherwise noted, are the 3rd Wednesday of the month in November, February, March and April at 235 Nucleus Ave. in Columbia Falls. We generally also gather for a potluck in October and a holiday party in December. Some Zoom meetings will continue, and members will receive invitations to State-wide offerings.
When do our Northwest Wildflowers Bloom?… Here’s a handy list.
Here is a plant list that Sally Thompson provided based on her book “People Before the Park” that details plants mentioned in a presentation to the Flathead Chapter in February 2017.