Author: Jeff Nelson

2022 Research Grant Awards Announced

The Illinois Native Plant Society is excited to announce its 2022 roster of Research Grant recipients. An interesting variety of projects from different parts of the State will conduct research on Illinois native plants in the field or the lab.

Illinois Native Plant Society 2022 Research Grant and Survey Grant Applications Now Open!

INPS invites students, researchers, and citizen scientists to consider applying for a $2500 Research grant or a $5000 Survey Grant. The Illinois Native Plant Society grant programs were developed to promote the conservation of Illinois native plants and communities through scientific research. Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

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.

2021 Annual Gathering (Virtual)

During the week of September 11-18, 2021, INPS held its first virtual Annual Gathering. There were a mix of virtual and “real life” activities during the week.

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.