Introduction to Colorado Wildflowers from Plains to Peaks

Saturday, January 28, 2023; 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Presenter: Mo Ewing, M.S.

Become acquainted with the wonderful world of Colorado wildflowers and get started on developing skills to identify different species found on the eastern and western slopes. In the first half of our webinar, we will discuss how plants are named and identified, review basic plant morphology, and look at the characteristics of 13 common plant families. After a short break, we will take a virtual tour of some wonderful places to hike, from the Pawnee Buttes on the eastern great plains to the spectacular montane flowers of Gothic, to the pinyon-juniper woodlands in Colorado National Monument, pointing out some of the common species that you will see there.

What You’ll Need:

– A computer, tablet, or smartphone with a reliable internet connection
– A copy of the handout previously sent to all registrants
– A link to attend the webinar and further information sent to all registrants

Mo Ewing is a retired Plant Ecologist with a MS Degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch New England in New Hampshire. He presently is the CoNPS Treasurer and Chairman of the CoNPS Conservation Committee. Mo also volunteers for Denver Botanic Gardens and the Colorado Natural Areas Program. Previously, Mo was the Land Stewardship Director at Colorado Open Lands, a statewide land trust. His interests range from mapping native plant communities to studying and conducting inventories of bryophytes with the Rocky Mountain Mossers.

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CoNPS Webinar:  Gardening with Native Plants Series

Habitat Gardening and Native Plants for Year-Round Interest

Saturday, February 11, 2023; 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Presenter:  Irene Shonle, PhD

Want to bring beauty to your garden while making a difference for our native pollinators and birds, right in your own yard?  Then, this webinar might be for you!  It’s designed for beginner and intermediate gardeners or anyone who wants to create an oasis for pollinators and other wildlife while bringing more color and beauty into the world.  The first half of this webinar will cover the importance and how tos of habitat gardening.  The second half will discuss what to plant for color, texture, etc. for year-round interest – delighting both you and the creatures that inhabit your garden.

What You’ll Need: 

– A computer, tablet, or smartphone with a reliable internet connection
– A copy of the handouts previously sent to all registrants
– A link to attend the webinar and further information sent to all registrants


Irene Shonle, PhD, is the Horticulture Associate for Colorado State University Extension in El Paso County and has worked extensively with the Native Plant Master program.  She is also a former Vice President of the Colorado Native Plant Society.  Irene has taught in the field, in the classroom, and at conferences around the State; and she gardens mostly with natives at her home and in demonstration gardens.

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