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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho

Mission

  • to foster an understanding and appreciation of native flora and its habitats in the panhandle area of North Idaho,
     
  • to advocate the conservation of this rich natural heritage for future generations,
     
  • to encourage the responsible use of native plants in landscaping and restoration,
     
  • to educate youth and the general public in the value of the native flora and their habitats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  About our logo:  Marilyn McIntyre, naturalist and artist, has created our colorful logo depicting the flower, leaves, and the fruit of the kinnikinnick plant.

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Current Newsletter:

  (Jan/Feb 2020)

 

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KNPS Presentations

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society in conjunction with Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have monthly presentations at the Sandpoint Community Hall, 204 S. First Avenue. The meetings are held from 9:45 - 11:30 AM. The meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month, January through June and September through November.

 

 
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KNPS Meeting Presentation - Native Plant Conservation 

January 25, 2020

Preston Andrews Presentation

Ken Thacker Presentation

Phil Hough Presentation

 

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Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Derek Antonelli - Ferns of North Idaho

Summary: Ferns are a fascinating and diverse group of plants. In many ways, they are very much like the flowering plants we are all so familiar with, but they have some striking differences. Derek Antonelli with the Idaho Native Plant Society will cover the natural history of this group of plants and describe anatomical features that make the group special. This knowledge will make identifying ferns a whole lot easier. Northern Idaho, with its higher levels of precipitation, has the highest diversity of fern in the state. Derek will show photos of a number of these ferns and fern allies. He will display many specimens he has collected over the years.

Bio: Derek Antonelli (a retired US Air Force officer) is the president of the Calypso Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) serving the Coeur d'Alene area. He leads the North Idaho Rare Plant Working Group for INPS. Derek is a charter member of the Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalist Program serving the Sandpoint area. He is an amateur botanist who has been studying and collecting plants for 40 years.

 

 


 

 

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