Despite the COVID-19 disruptions, the Montana Native Plant Society remained very active over in 2020 thru early 2021. Here is a summary of those activities prepared by outgoing Society President Gretchen Rupp.Online Membership Form Up and Running (6/1)
Our temporarily broken online membership is working again. Thank you for your patience.Summer Field Trip Guide for 2021 now available online
Members should have received a copy of the Summer Field Trip Guide for 2021 in early May. Click on the link for a pdf version of the guide.Montana Native Plant Society Elections are closed for 2021
Results will be announced after the June 3 Board of Directors Meeting.Winter edition of Kelseya now online
The Winter issue of the Montana Native Plant Society Newsletter, Kelseya is now available online as is a summary of the Spring issue. Become a member to receive your own issue of the newsletter as each quarterly issue comes out.
Here’s a link for the news archive.
Some useful things:
- Professor Cathy Cripps, who presented programs on mushrooms at the 2014 Montana Native Plant Society Annual Meeting in 2014, has written a recently published guide to local fungi. Here is a link to the Montana State University publication announcement.
- Three mobile device apps that may be of interest to MNPS members are now available from High Country Apps http://www.highcountryapps.com: “Montana Grasses,” “Glacier Wildflowers,” and “Flora of Yellowstone.”
- The author for “Montana Grasses” is Dr. Matt Lavin of MSU and the author for “Glacier Wildflowers” is Montana Native Plant Society member, Shannon Kimball. For “Flora of Yellowstone” the author is Whitney Tilt. All 3 are members of their local native plant societies. High Country Apps has confirmed that they are donating 5% of proceeds from the “Montana Grasses” app to the state-wide Montana Native Plant Society. For Glacier, they will donate 5% of proceeds to Glacier National Park Conservancy and for Yellowstone, 5% will go to theYellowstone Park Foundation. (Works on most applicable devices; Minimum OS versions are iOS 5.0 and Android 2.2)