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Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at Adams Wildlife in Springfield
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Why Do You Garden?
Presentation by Robert Hendrickson

Geology and Plants of a Tropical Illinois
Presentation by Dr. Melissa Pardi

Big Dippers and Chinese Lanterns:The World of Our Amazing Fireflies
Presentation by Allen Yow

What Does Climate Change Mean for Native Gardening?
Presentation by Dr. Amy McEuen,
Professor and Program Lead, Biology, UIS

Periodical Cicadas in 2024!
Presentation by Guy Sternberg

Conservation and Restoration around Lake Springfield
Presentation by Sarah Lindholm, Regional Conservation Partnership Program coordinator, CWLP

Sketchbook Drawings from the Natural World
Presentation by William “Bill” Crook Jr.

The Nature of Oaks
Presentation by Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware

Plants of Concern: a Rare Plant Monitoring Program
Presentation by Chris Benda, the Illinois Botanizer

A Visit to Lincoln Memorial Garden
Presentation by Joel Horwedel, LMG Executive Director

A South African Safari — its birds, wildlife and habitats
Presentation by Vern Kleen

Reduce Flooding & Water Pollution: How Rain Gardens and Native Plants Improve Local Water Quality
Presentation by Layne Knoche

​Orchid Conservation in Illinois and Beyond After 25 years: Highlights and Challenges Ahead
Presentation by ​Dr. Lawrence Zettler

Illinois Big Tree Register
Presentation by Christopher David Bender

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

Pollinator Partnership
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
Starhill Arboretum

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

Presentation by Erin Holmes of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

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.

Forest ReLeaf
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.