Category: Botany

  • Plant ID Workshops on Michigan Upper Peninsula

    Registration is now open for two 2018 Plant Identification (I.D.) workshops*, both of which will be held in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula near the shores of scenic Lake Superior on: Isle Royale National Park (June 4-9), based at Rock Harbor, and Keweenaw Peninsula (July 24-26), based in Copper Harbor, Michigan’s northernmost village. This is an…

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  • Help Science with Project BudBurst

    If you can’t wait to get out in the woods and fields and look for the first signs of spring, here’s a great project for you: Project BudBurst, a citizen science program of Chicago Botanic Garden. Similar to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird reporting system, BudBurst participants report the first leaf, flower, fruit and other…

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  • Explore Mosses with Bill McKnight November 11

    Moss Field Trip (led by Bill Mcknight) 9:00am-3:30pm Putnam Co., Ind We will be visiting either the Hoosier Highlands area near Cataract Falls or Fern Cliff and will emphasize bryophytes, but will not pass on other interesting finds.  Meet at 9:00 at the MacDonald’s S of I-70 231 intersection S of Greencastle on Saturday Nov…

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  • Purdue Finds Neonics Harm Bees but Yield Little Benefit

    Nearly every foraging honey bee in the state of Indiana will encounter neonicotinoids during corn planting season, and the common seed treatments produced no improvement in crop yield, according to a Purdue University study. (Click for a video abstract). May 22, 2017 Media Release

  • West Central Chapter Program: Indiana Plant Atlas April 24

    WC-INPAWS PROGRAM Meetings—fourth Mondays at 7pm at Lilly Nature Center in Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette Dinner with the speaker is at 6pm at the MCL Cafeteria-West Lafayette ~ open to the public ~ MON APR 24  “The Indiana Plant Atlas Project”    Becky Dolan, Director of Friesner Herbarium-Butler University, will introduce us to…

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  • Can Trees Talk? – Saturday, March 25

    INPAWS’ Northeast Chapter presents Trees Talk. Recent scientific research has uncovered surprising information about trees and forests. In Trees Talk, Sandra Messner, outreach director, Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA), shares fresh data about the unusual way trees communicate, share resources, fight pests, and react to change. Join us Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:30-2:30 P.M. at ACRES Land…

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  • Plant ID Workshop on Isle Royale

    Registration is now open for two 2017 Plant Identification (I.D.) workshops*, both of which will be held in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula near the shores of scenic Lake Superior on: 1.  Isle Royale National Park (June 5-10), based at Rock Harbor, and 2.  Keweenaw Peninsula (July 25-27), based in Copper Harbor, Michigan’s northernmost village. This…

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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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  • 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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