Central Chapter Upcoming Schedule

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See the Central Chapter newsletter for more details or contact Trish Quintenz – TrishQuintenz@gmail.com
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**All meetings begin at 6:30PM at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary unless otherwise noted**


9 – Monthly Meeting: Layne Knoche


9 – Monthly Meeting: Vern Kleen

18 – Field Trip: 3Bs Native Plants 


13 – Monthly Meeting: Plant Sale Preparations (no guest speaker)

15 – Field Trip: Merwin Nature Preserve, Lexington, IL, @ 9:00 AM (sign up)

20 – Jens Jensen film, “The Living Green,” at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL (Details coming soon!)

22 – Field Trip: Auburn Township Park, Auburn, IL (sign up)

29 – Field Trip: tour with Kevin Veara, Edinburg, IL, @ 10:00 AM (sign up)


**No meeting!

12 – Plant sale set-up @ Fairgrounds

13 – Plant sale @ Fairgrounds


2-4 –  THE GREAT GARDENS CONFERENCE “Natives, Meadows & Prairies”, Hannibal, MO

8 – Monthly Meeting: Janet Schroeder, Creating a Wildflower Inventory

16– Field Trip: Red Oak Rain Garden (sign-up)

24– Field Trip: Patty Morton’s garden (sign-up)


13 – Monthly Meeting: Joel Horwedel, Potluck, 5:30PM @ Lincoln Memorial Garden


10 – Monthly Meeting: Chris Benda


14 – Monthly Meeting: Annual Meeting Preparations

29-1 – Annual Statewide Gathering


12 – Monthly Meeting: TBA


9 – Monthly Meeting: Sarah Lindholm


14 – Holiday Gathering: details TBA


Central Chapter Field Trips

Do you know of a great place in central Illinois for a field trip? Have you worked hard restoring your own prairie or woodland and would love to show it off? Please contact Lois Fox with suggestions for field trips –

Even if it’s a place we’ve visited before, we love to return to our favorite spots to see what’s new!

Here are some of the types of places that make great INPS field trips:

  • Hidden gems – places off the beaten path that aren’t well known
  • Private properties that are member-owned or that we could be granted access to
  • Restored prairies, wetlands, and woodlands
  • State parks, nature centers, and wildlife sanctuaries
  • Research and collection centers
  • Arboretums and botanical gardens
  • Places of historical interest to botanists

Old favorites that you missed visiting before or would love to see again! Please email me any and all suggestions. No place is too big or too small. If you would love to see it, someone else would too!

Contact Trish Quintenz at TrishQuintenz@gmail.com or call (217) 971-1615 for more information.