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Hall Ranch

Hall Ranch

Hall Ranch was calling this afternoon, and I had to go. As the scenery spread out before me, buildings, signs, and overhead wires giving place to brown fields dotted with the occasional ponderosa, I found myself filled suddenly with gratitude for the fact that Hall...

eNews December 1, 2021

Colorado Native Plant SocietyeNewsDecember 1, 2021https://conps.org/Second Place (tie) - Colorado Native Plants2021 CoNPS Photo ContestJim Pisarowicz - Whipple's PenstemonDecember 1, 2021 Dear Colorado Native Plant Society, I hope you have warm plans to enjoy the...

Draft October 23, 2021 CoNPS Board Meeting Minutes

CoNPS Board Meeting MinutesOctober 23, 202110 am – 1 pmZoom July meeting minutes can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ga9I9fAMqdhW5aRKQn1GfadlxO-LFgCkcBi4IOdvHf8/edit?usp=sharingOther supplementary documents can be found here:...

CoNPS Receives CAEE Award

Colorado Native Plant Society recently received a 2021 Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education for webinars initiated and implemented in 2020 in lieu of workshops and field seminars, due to the Covid -19...

Get A Little Moonwort Madness

Get A Little Moonwort Madness

“I have moonwort madness,” explains Steve Popovich, “Botrychulosis. It’s an incurable disease caused by a passion for moonworts.” After listening to his interview on a recent 'In Defense of Plants' podcast, it was easy to understand what that passion was all about....

A New-for-Colorado Bryophyte Species by Stacey Anderson

Plagiobryoides renauldii, an acrocarpous moss not previously known from Colorado, was found at Unaweep Seep State Natural Area in Mesa County. A bryophyte survey of the natural area was conducted on April 11, 2021, by a group of bryologists, including myself, Paula...

CoNPS Comments on Grand Mesa, Uncompagre, Gunnison Forest Plan

On November 7, 2021 CoNPS posted their comments on the Grand Mesa, Uncompagre and Gunnision National Forest Plan.  Two of our outstanding members Gay Austin, a former employee of the Bureau of Land Management, and Peggy Lyon who worked for the Colorado Natural...

Mason Bees: Pollinator Heroes

Mason Bees: Pollinator Heroes

Mason bees, in the genus Osmia and the family Megachilidae, are extremely efficient pollinators. They are known to be one of the most important and effective pollinators for the genus Penstemon. The photo on the left below shows a mason bee on Penstemon scariosus var....

eNews November 16, 2021

Colorado Native Plant SocietyeNewsNovember 16, 2021https://conps.org/First Place - Native Plant Gardens2021 CoNPS Photo ContestTom Lebsack - Lebsack Gardens November 16, 2021 Dear Colorado Native Plant Society, I hope you are doing well. There are many facets to being...