Announcing the 2022 Markow Scholarship/Small Grant

The Wyoming Native Plant Society promotes appreciation, understanding and conservation of native plants and plant communities through its annual scholarship/small grants program. Proposals must pertain to native plants/vegetation of Wyoming.

For more information on the grant and requirements for your proposal, please review the information here.

The deadline for proposals is February 15. Awards will be announced in April.

December Castilleja

The December issue of our newsletter is now out and available here.

It features an interview with the new Rocky Mountain Herbarium Director, David Tank. Did you know that Rocky Mountain herbarium is the 14th largest US herbarium? Check out that interview for more interesting about David and the herbarium.

We are also holding WYNPS board elections so please vote for your choices by January 21st.

 

October 2021 Castilleja

The October issue of our newletter is now out and available here.

It features an article on Columbine evolution, highlights from our 2021 Annual Meeting in Laramie, and a trip down memory lane to the beginning of the Teton Chapter (now Teton Plants) of WYNPS.

We also announced in this issue that we will be hosting the 2022 Annual Meeting in Themopolis!

May 2021 Castilleja

The May edition of our newsletter is out now and available here!

Topics in this issue include an article on pollination of Laramie chickensage, announcement for a wildflower hike in Dubois, information on the 2021 WYNPS annual meeting, an addition to the flora of the Wind River Range, a recent history of WYNPS, the list of the original members, and information on growing native forbs in moist, partly shaded sites.

March 2021 Castilleja

The March edition of Castilleja is now out and is available here.

Topics in the issue include:
Laramie Basin Tobacco-root Fields……………………………………………..1
Wyoming Native Plant Society Beginnings…………………………………….3
A Botany Minor and Enduring Wyoming Native Plant Society support…..5
Growing Native Plants: More Forbs for Dryer Sites…………………………..6
American Penstemon Society Announcement………………………………7
Additions to the State Flora…………………………………………………….8
Time Flies……………………………………………………………………………..9

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!

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!

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)

Join Zoom Meeting:

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Meeting ID: 835 1806 3674

Passcode: 809353

 

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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