Montana Native Plant Society Hosts An Evening of Virtual Plant Foraging with Thomas J. Elpel – WYNPS Members Invited!

The Valley of Flowers Chapter of Montana Native Plant Society invites the Wyoming Native Plant Society to join in this virtual! Simply use the Zoom link towards the bottom of this post to attend the program on January 12 at 7 pm. Pre-registration is not required. Free and open to the public – all are welcome!  For questions or assistance, email bethmadden64@gmail.com.

January 12, 7 pm via Zoom. Wild Plant Foraging with Thomas J. Elpel

Bring your appetite for spring and join Thomas J. Elpel, author of Botany in a Day and Foraging the Mountain West, for an evening of virtual foraging. Learn about the patterns method of plant identification to instantly recognize scores of wild edible plants. Learn to identify and avoid serious poisonous plants while harvesting and celebrating nature’s green abundance. Learn how to feast on wild edibles while maintaining sustainable practices and navigating issues of native vs. nonnative species. Discover new delights you will never find at the store. Connect with nature on a deeper level by meeting, greeting, and eating the plants that share the neighborhood. Become a little more self-sufficient, and a lot more aware!

Bio: Thomas J. Elpel had the rare opportunity as a child to spend hundreds of hours with his grandmother, Josie Jewett. Together they explored the hills and meadows near Virginia City, Montana, collecting herbs, looking for arrowheads, and watching wildlife. Grandma Josie mentored Tom in learning about wild plants and self-sufficiency, igniting a passion for nature that has inspired him ever since. He shares his experiences through classes and writing. Elpel is the founder of Green University, LLC (www.GreenUniversity.com) and the author/producer of numerous books, games, and DVDs about nature, botany, wilderness survival, and sustainable living.

Simply use the link below to join the meeting in Zoom on January 12. Pre-registration is not required. All are welcome!  For questions or assistance, email bethmadden64@gmail.com.

MNPS Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Valley of Flowers Jan Mtg – Wild Plant Foraging with Tom Elpel

Time: Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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December 2020 Castilleja

The December 2020 issue of Castilleja can be seen here.

In this issue you will find:

Jennifer Whipple receives Hartman Award…………1, 4
Plants of Wyoming Flashcards…………………………3
Lichens on the Loose……………………………………3
Whitebark pine listed as threatened……………………5
Vision for weed control in Wyoming……………………6
Mullen Fire: Frontview and Rearview…………………..7
Growing Native Plants: More forbs for moist sites…….8
2021 Annual Meeting scouting report: Red Buttes……..9

October Castilleja

The October 2020 Castilleja is available here.

In this issue you will find:

Mystery wormwood (Artemisia biennis var. diffusa) . . . . . . . 1, 10
Population dynamics of a rare plant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Growing Native Plants. More Forbs for Dryer Sites . . . . . . . . . . 5
Not all coronas are sinister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Rogue botanists spread plant graffiti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Ten things you always wanted to know about sagebrush (but
were afraid to ask) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Yellowstone National Park Plants in the Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . 11

 

May Castilleja

The May 2020 issue of Castilleja is available here.

In this issue you will find:

Sheltering in place: Plants do it!………………………………………1
Aquilegia genetics as roadmap to alpine evolution………………….3
Botanists’ Bookshelf: Good reading, not necessarily about plants….5
Add THIS to your playlist!……………………………………………….6
The new face of the Rocky Mountain Herbarium……………………..7
Growing native plants: More rock garden plants………………………8

March 2020 Castilleja

The March 2020 Castilleja is available here.

In this issue you will find
Laramie columbine oratory…………….1, 9, 10
2020 Annual meeting……………………..3
New plant acronyms on federal lands……4
Additions to the flora………………………5
March events………………………………6
April event………………………………….7
Growing native plants: more rock garden plants..8

December 2019 Castilleja

You can find the current issue of Castilleja here.

In this issue:
Cowboy State Endemics…………………………….1, 7-9
Botanists’ Bookshelf: Phenomenal Family Guide….3
Rocky Mountain Herbarium Millionth Specimen…….4
Growing Native Plants: More Rock Garden Plants…5
Ballot and Renewal……………………………………10
Scholarship Announcement………………………….11

October 2019 Castilleja

The October 2019 issue is here.

In this issue you will find:
Big sagebrush Die-off……………………………1
2019 Annual meeting Glimpses………………..3
RM as FNA Cornerstone………………………..4
Honoring Dennis Knight…………………………5
International 5-needle Pine Conference……….5
Wyoming rare Plant Field Guide: It’s Back!……6
Growing Native Plants: Rock Garden Plants….8
Autumn Glory……………………………………..9

Castilleja May 2019

The May 2019 issue of Castilleja is here.

Inside this issue you will find:
Robert Dorn receives Hartman Award…………1
All Things Wetland Plants…………………3
What’s App: plant app overview…………….4
Oregon Buttes Wilderness Study Area………..5
Growing native plants: Forbs for wet sites….6

Don’t forget to register for the 2019 Annual Meeting! Information is available here.

March 2019 Castilleja

The March issue is available here.

In this issue, you will find:
Pollination Primer……………………………….1, 14-17
2019 Annual Meeting………………………………..3, 4
Tributes to Ron Hartman…………………………..5-13
Growing native Plants: Forbs for Drier Sites….18, 19

December 2018 Castilleja

In this issue you will find:

Soil water shapes plant diversity in big sagebrush communities……1, 9-10

Understanding plant source water dynamics in mountain fens………4-5

Species-specific nutrient limitation influences responses to altered nutrient availability…5-6

Botanists’ bookshelf:  A classic is back, and Botanists’ tech trends…..3

Growing native plants: Forbs for moist sites…..7-8

This issue also includes the announcement of the 2019 Markow Scholarship/Small grant awards, and the 2019 ballot for officers and board members. The stand-alone award announcement is available here. Voting can be completed by mail or online.