Please join us for our monthly central chapter INPS meetings
– All Are Welcome! –
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Adams Wildlife in Springfield
See the schedule here for current information
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Illinois Big Tree Register
Presentation by Chris Benda
Updating S-ranks for Illinois Listed Plant Species and Development of a Potential New Watch List
Presentation by Paul B. Marcum
History of Fire in Midwest Landscapes
Presentation by Bill McClain
Mushrooms of Illinois
Presentation by Dr. Andrew Miller, Mycologist, Illinois Natural History Survey
Global Conservation Consortium for Oak
presentation by Amy Byrne, July 14, 2022
The Wabash Cannonball
presentation by Henry Eilers, June 9, 2022
Blue Ridge Mountain Plant Expedition
presentation by Kim Shearer, April 14, 2022
presentation by Holly Frainer March 10, 2022
Pollinators and Politics in Mr. Lincoln’s Downtown
presentation by Susan Helm & Michael Higgins February 10, 2022
A Walk To The Shack
presentation by Glenn Kruse
Emerald Ash Borer: The Borer War
presentation by Guy Sternberg
Gardening for Pollinators: From Rooftops to Parks
presentation by Susan Helm
An Afternoon With Henry Eilers: Field Trip To Route 66 Prairie
with Trish Quintez and Annette Chinuge
Can Gardening Stop a Mass Extinction? All Hands on Deck for the Anthropocene
Presentation by Amy McEuen, Associate Professor and Chair,
Biology Department, University of Illinois Springfield
Photo Pollinator Surveys in West-Central Illinois
Presentation by Angella Moorehouse, Natural Areas Preservation Specialist,
Illinois Nature Preserves Commission
California Oak Expedition – Oaktober 2018
Presentation by Guy Sternberg
Conservation Biology at Lincoln College: Back to Our Roots
Prsentation by Julia Ossler
Assistant Professor of Science, Lincoln College
Prescribed Fire Effects on Birds
Presentation by Jim Herkert
Executive Director, Illinois Audubon Society
Foot Stamping and Booming, Illinois’ Greater Prairie Chickens
Presentation by Bob Gillespie
Site Manager at Prairie Ridge State Natural Area
Native American Use of Plants
Presentation by Michael D. Wiant
Director Emeritus, Illinois State Museum—Dickson Mounds
Tour of Rolling Meadows Brewery experimental Hemp plantings
Presentation by RMB horticulturalist Bobby Powers
Electric Utility Pruning:
“Why do they trim like that?”
Presentation by Nate Hoyle
Trees and Natural Disasters:
How the Taylorville Tornado Made It Real
Presentation by Barb Grabner-Kerns
Increasing Collaborations to Improve Environmental Literacy in Illinois
Presentation by Abbie Enlund
Unintended Consequences —
Off-Target Impacts of Ag Herbicides on Native Plants
Presentation by Lou Nelms
Voluntourism on Kauai
Presentation by Ann Klose, Central Chapter, INPS
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Presentation by Jim Struebing, Central Chapter, INPS
An Introduction to the Sedge Family (Cyperaceae) in Illinois
Presentation by Eric Ulaszek, Illinois Natural History Survey Botanist
Invasive Species and Human Health
Presentation by Chris Evans
Robin Hood or just thief? What role do hemiparasites play in natural communities?
Presentation by Dr. Vickie Borowicz
Attracting Pollinators Using Native Plants in Containers
Presentation with Susan Helm, Grace Norris and Chef Michael Higgins by Sustainable Springfield
Raising Monarch Butterflys
Presentation by Central INPS Members
The Purposes and Processes of Bird Banding
Presentation by Tony Rothering
Lake Lou Yeager Conservation Area
Illinois Stories program with Henry “Weeds” Eilers hosted by Mark McDonald
Trees in a Changing Climate
presentation by Guy Sternberg
Certified Bird and Butterfly
presentation by Carolynn Benninghoff
THE GOOD WORD ON POLLINATORS
Presentation by Erin Holmes of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
IDOTS POLLINATOR EFFORTS
Presentation by Stephanie Dobbs & Sue Dee-Hargrove
North American Orchid Conservation Center (NAOCC)
Presentation by Dr. Lawrence Zettler
The Status of Ginseng in Illinois
Presentation by Paul Deizman, IDNR
PBS Illinois Stories: INPS Central Chapter 2016 Plant Sale
Produced & Hosted by Mark McDonald
Mark McDonald Speaking About The Making of Illinois Stories Show
Presentation at March 2017 Central Chapter INPS Meeting
Looking Back 200 Years: The New Holland Prairie Patch
Presentation by Jim Struebing
Long-term Trends in Midwestern Milkweeds and Their Relevence for Monarchs
Presentation by Greg Spyreas
Plants of Coastal Alaska
Presentation by Lois Fox on November 10, 2016.
Money DOES Grow on Trees
Presentation by Barb Grabner-Kerns of Trees Forever on September 8, 2016.
Hot Topics in Horticulture
Presentation by Abby Dillon on August 11, 2016.
Managing Oak Wilt
Presentation by Guy Sternberg on June 9, 2016.
Plants, Megafuna & Ecosystems: Beyond the Just-So Story
Presentation by Dr. Chris Widga on May 12, 2016.
Butterflys & Moths of Illinois
Presentation by Susan Dees Hargrove on March 10, 2016.
Grow Native! Promoting the Power of Native Plants
Presentation by Bill Ruppert on February 11, 2016.
Think Like a Tree
Presentation by Guy Sternberg on December 10,2015.
Control of Amur Honeysuckle
Presentation by Andrew DiAllesandro on November 12, 2015.
Ecology of Native Bees
Presentation by Angela Moorhouse October 8, 2015.
Emerald Ash Borer Update
Presentation by Guy Sternberg, Starhill Forest Arboretum, September 10, 2015.
Natives: Back to the Future
Presentation by Kim Lovelace-Young of Forest Keeling August 13, 2015.
Presentation by Michael Walsh at Central INPS Meeting July 9, 2015.
Compiling the Global Red List of Threatened Oaks
Presentation by Dr. Murphy Westwood at Central INPS Meeting June 11, 2015.
Rare Plants & Unique Natural Areas in Illinois
Presentation by Chris Benda at Central INPS Meeting May 14, 2015.
Intro to Botanical Latin presented by Steven R. Hill
at the Central Chapter INPS Meeting March 12, 2015.
IL Audubon Land Protection Update presented by Tom Clay
at the Central Chapter INPS Meeting February 12, 2015.
Paintings of Kevin Veara presented
at the Central Chapter INPS meeting December 11, 2014.
Presentation by Michael Jeffords, Susan Post & Jim Wiker
at the Central Chapter INPS meeting November 13, 2014.
Presented by Janie Mandel at the Central Chapter INPS meeting October 9, 2014.