Bozeman, Ennis, Livingston Area
For more information contact Beth Madden (406) 224-1012; firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, November through April, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 108, Plant Bioscience Building, MSU campus (unless otherwise noted). April – August we have monthly plant field trips. Non-members are welcome! More details on workshops and reminders will be shared in monthly emails and on Facebook.
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Programs and Activities
All programs and field trips are free and open to the public – non-members are welcome
Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. “Measuring the Diversity of Native Annual Forbs in the Sagebrush-Steppe of Yellowstone Park,” presented by Jordan Meyer-Morey. Learn about the life histories and roles of annual forbs of the sagebrush ecosystem of Yellowstone, and how desert alyssum may be impacting them. Meyer-Morey is a graduate student in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, MSU. Room 108, Plant Bioscience Bldg., MSU campus.
Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. “Growing Medicinal Plants in Bozeman,” presented by Robyn Klein. Expand your horizons and learn to grow unusual and useful medicinal plants in gardens. Robyn will show you real licorice, astragalus, shiso, white sage, schisandra and ashwaganda, and even bloodroot from her gardens south of Bozeman. These are not that hard to grow if you have the right spot.
Room 108, Plant Bioscience Bldg., MSU campus. Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 p.m. “Botanical Drawing
Workshop,” with Jane Fournier. For this special two-hour workshop, botanical artist Jane Fournier will guide us through the stages of creating a botanical drawing. We’ll start with some simple exercises to loosen up and sharpen observation skills before drafting an accurate drawing of a plant sample. No experience is required; all necessary drawing materials will be supplied. If you have your own preferred materials, you might like to bring the following from your supplies: drawing paper — at least two sheets about 9 x 12 inches — or a sketchbook; H or HB pencils; pencil sharpener, if using wood pencils; white plastic eraser and/or kneaded eraser; small ruler. Room 108, Plant Bioscience Bldg., MSU campus. This workshop is limited to 20 participants; registration is required. $15 for members; $20 for non-members. Info and to register: Denise Montgomery at 581-9478, email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. “Special Plants of the Centennial Valley,” presented by Matt Lavin. In preparation for the MNPS Annual Meeting in the Centennial Valley, Matt’s workshop will focus on some of the unique plants found there and give us pointers on identifying them. Room 108, Plant Bioscience Bldg., MSU Campus.
The Valley Flowers Chapter maintains a native-plant garden in central Bozeman, to demonstrate the principles of gardening to benefit pollinators. Here is a fact sheet about the garden.
Field Trip Report
On a May day a while back, 9 curious folk joined Jeff Copeland to see what was in bloom in the foothills east of Bozeman. Quite a lot, as it turned out – Denise Montgomery compiled a list of 48 bloomers, nearly all of which the collective brain was able to identify to species. Chapter members look forward to these field trips, and newcomers are very welcome!
BLOOMS OF MOUNT ELLIS TRAIL – GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA
MAY 23, 2015
BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME
Amelanchier alnifolia – Serviceberry
Anemone multifida – Cut-leaf Anemone
Anemone patens (Pulsitilla patens) – Pasque Flower
Antennaria microphylla rosea – Rosy pussytoes
Antennaria microphylla – Pussytoes
Arabis lyallii – Lyall’s Rockcress
Arnica cordifolia – Heartleaf Arnica
Balsamorhiza sagittata – Arrowleaf balsamroot
Castilleja suphurea – Sulphur Paintbrush
Cerastium sp. – Chickweed
Claytonia sp. – Spring beauty
Clematis hirsuitissima – Sugar Bowl Clematis
Clematis occidentalis – Western Blue Virgin’s Bower
Delphinium bicolor – Little Larkspur
Dodecatheon sp. – Shooting Star
Erythronium grandiflorum – Glacier Lily
Fragaria virginiana – Strawberry
Frasera speciosa – Green Gentian/Monument Plant
Fritillaria pudica – Yellow Bells
Geranium viscossisimum – Sticky geranium
Geum triflorum – Prairie smoke
Hackelia floribunda – Many -flowered Stickseed/Forget-me-not
Hydrophyllum capitatum – Ball-headed waterleaf