Posts by: Wendy Ford

  • North Chapter Events Scheduled

    February Meeting- Feb. 19th-Potato Creek State Park- 1pm Central (2 pm Eastern) time-Chris Benda, past president of Illinois Native Plant Society, will be our speaker. His Topic will be “Hidden Nature Treasures” highlighting Illinois flora and fauna. March Meeting- March 19th– Elkhart Conservation Club-1 pm Central (2 pm Eastern) time-Scott Bates, Dr. Education and Plant Biology (Emphasis Microbial…

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  • INPAWS Campaigning for Indiana State Wildflower

    Southwest Chapter member and INPAWS Vice President Davie Sue Wallace has persuaded her legislators to introduce a bill naming Butterfly Milkweed the Indiana State Wildflower. March 2017 Update: The bill was introduced but did not make it out of committee. INPAWS will mount a campaign again in the 2018 Legistlative Session.   We’re excited to support this…

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  • Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

    Meet the Proposed Indiana State Wildflower Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa Other names: Butterfly milkweed, Orange milkweed, Pleurisy root, Chigger flower The importance of Butterfly Weed for Monarch butterflies: The habitat for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators is dwindling at an alarming rate. With shifting land management practices, we have lost much milkweed from the landscape….

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  • Southwest Chapter Chew & Renew January 21

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  • INPAWS 2017 Small Grant Applications Due February 1

    The deadline for the 2017 Small Grants program is coming up quickly! Please submit all applications to INPAWS by midnight on February 1st. Funding requests must be for projects that are in line with the mission of INPAWS. Awards of up to $1,000 can be used in conjunction with other sources of funding to promote…

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  • Central Chapter Icebreaker January 29

    Central Chapter members, would-be members, and friends, help us welcome in a new year! Please contact me at central@inpaws.org if you have any questions! Thank you,Amanda Smith, Central Chapter Leader  

  • “Native Roots” Issued for Jan-Mar 2017

    NATIVE ROOTS is a nature newsletter compiled by West Central Chapter member Joan Mohr Samuels. News, natural history programs, and stewardship opportunities are available in one place! Includes Wednesdays in the Wild, with free nature programs sponsored by the West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department, Tippecanoe County Park & Recreation Department, Sycamore Audubon Society, INPAWS West…

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  • Native Plant Workshop November 12

    INDIANA POLLINATORS NEED A BOOSTNative Plant Workshop Offers Solutions for Indiana Homeowners, Business Owners The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Little River Wetlands Project, and Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society, Northeast Chapter (NE–INPAWS) offer area homeowners and business owners the opportunity to enrich Indiana’s diverse ecology by attending the Native Plant Workshop, Saturday, November 12, 2016….

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  • Southwest Chapter Seedswap November 19

    Saturday, November 19 starting at 9:30 a.m.Wesselman Woods Nature Center SWINPAWS members will have the opportunity to share native plant seeds from their own gardens along with tips on how best to grow them. Members of the public are welcome to this free event. Guest SpeakerMaster Gardener & local greenhouse owner Judy Schneider Kron has…

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  • Invasive Plant Alert – Fatoua villosa, Mulberryweed

    This just in… Fatoua villosa, mulberryweed, was recently reported in a subdivision in Westfield, north of Indianapolis.  Before that, it was known from a plant nursery in Walkerton (St. Joseph county), and a few counties in southeast Indiana where it was growing along the Ohio River. It is known for invading nurseries and greenhouses, and…

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