Author: Jeff Nelson

Southern Chapter Composite Workshop

The Southern Chapter of INPS is presenting a workshop on the identification of the sunflower family (Asteraceae) in southern Illinois. The workshop will begin with an introduction to plant features, how to use a dichotomous key and hand lens, and a hike to identify Asteraceae in the field.

2021 Annual Gathering

Join us for the 2021 Annual Gathering of the Illinois Native Plant Society. We will meet virtually on September 11 at 5 pm for a membership meeting, and we will have keynote presentations followed by a discussion about climate change impacts on Illinois plants on September 18 at 7 pm. Participate in a competition to identify the most Asteraceae species during the week of Sept 11-18. In addition, local chapters are planning in-person events.

Southern Chapter Field Trip to Max Creek

Join Nick Seaton, board member with the Southern Illinois Native Plant Society at Max Creek to botanize the plants found along the trail system. This event is open to the public but will be capped at 15 participants. Please bring water and snacks and expect to hike approximately 3 miles from 9-12 noon on Saturday July 17th. Max Creek is located north of Vienna off of Taylor Ridge Lane.