Category: Annual Conference

  • INPAWS to Host Seed Swap at 2017 Annual Conference

    If you have native plants that set viable seeds, please collect some to share with other INPAWS members. After drying and cleaning the seeds, place them in wide-mouth jars (plastic or glass) with tight-fitting lids and label each jar clearly with the full common name of the parent plant and the county in which the…

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  • Wild Beauty Photo Show Reception November 4

    The Friesner Herbarium, Butler University, is creating a traveling gallery photo display of Indiana plants in their natural settings, shot by Hoosier nature photographers.  The photos are from the Indiana Plant Atlas (, funded in part by INPAWS.  The display will debut at the INPAWS Annual Conference. Come to a free reception with some of…

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  • What’s Bioscaping?? Learn All About It at AC2015

    People are asking about the theme of our 2015 INPAWS Annual Conference–Bioscaping: Gardening for Life. What’s bioscaping? It’s planning your landscape to include a smorgasbord of native plants to nourish the creatures at the bottom of the food chain. With native habitat fast disappearing, essential food sources have gone missing. The majority of insect larvae…

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  • List and Map of Indiana Nature Preserves

    The question came up at our November 9 Annual Conference whether there was a map of Indiana’s nature preserves. There’s a fine interactive map on the DNR website. Find a link to it on our page Where to Visit Indiana Natives.

  • AC2013 to Tackle Conservation Issues

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indiana Native Plant Conference Tackles Conservation Issues What: Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society 20th Annual Conference Theme: “Conservation: Saving Indiana’s Native Plants and Wild Places” When: Saturday, November 9, 2013; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Monon Community Center, East Building, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032 Who: Open…

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  • Seeking Feedback on AC2012

    Our 19th Annual Conference is history, and what a day it was, thanks to all who attended, our speakers, and the dedicated volunteers who tended to the details. Now we want to know how the conference was for you.  Please take a few minutes to give us the valuable feedback we need to plan future…

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  • Teachers Can Earn PGP Points at AC2012

    Cheryl Shearer reports that the Youth Outreach Committee has arranged to offer Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points for teachers attending the INPAWS Annual Conference. Dawn Stelts is coordinating the program; you can contact her at For more about PGP points for educators, visit 

  • AC2012 Is All About the Plants

    The Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces its 19th annual conference providing the know-how to help Hoosiers appreciate, grow, and conserve Indiana’s rich heritage of native plants. Set for November 3, 2012, on the University of Indianapolis campus, the day-long conference will focus on two basics of botany: the identification of plants and their occurrence…

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