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Central Chapter Upcoming Events

See the Central Chapter newsletter for more details or contact Trish Quintenz – TrishQuintenz@gmail.com

**The March, July, and October meetings are preceded by potluck meals, beginning at 5:30 PM. Programs still begin at 6:30 PM. The December meeting is the Holiday Dinner. All programs are followed by a brief business meeting.

February 13 Angella Moorehouse – Photo Pollinator Surveys 6:30 PM Illinois Audubon
March 12 Amy McEuen – Can Gardening Stop a Mass Extiction? 6:30 PM** Illinois Audubon
April 9 Susan Helm – Creating a Pollinator Garden From Scratch   CANCELLED
May 9  INPS Native Plant Sale   CANCELLED
June 11 TBA 6:30 PM Illinois Audubon
July 9 Alana McKean – Pollinator Plantings on the Square 6:30 PM** Petersburg, IL
August 13  Mike Nowak – Using broadcast media to advocate for green issues 6:30 PM Illinois Audubon
September 10 Mona Maas, Grace Norris – Plant Swap 6:30 PM Illinois Audubon
October 8 Doug Blodgett, TNC – Emiquon 6:30 PM** Illinois Audubon
November 12 Jim Herkert, Illinois Audubon 6:30 PM Illinois Audubon
December 10 Michelle Catania – Urban Soil Solutions 5:30 PM Maldaner’s Restaurant

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.