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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 2021)

 

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KNPS Presentations

The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society in conjunction with Sandpoint Parks and Recreation have monthly presentations. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, KNPS’s meetings and programs will only be offered online via Zoom. The meetings are held on the 4th Saturday of each month, January through June and September through November.

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Ferns of North Idaho
Derek Antonelli, Idaho Native Plant Society, Calypso Chapter
 
KNPS’s February 2021 program on Saturday, Feb. 27, will only be offered online via Zoom (registration info below). This program will be a live webinar, co-sponsored by Sandpoint Parks & Rec. There will be opportunity to ask questions via Chat. It will also be recorded for later viewing on the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society’s YouTube Channel.
 
About the speaker:
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.
 
About Derek’s presentation:
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.
 
Registration (required for attendance):
 
When the live webinar will occur?: Feb. 27, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
To register for the live webinar, go to this link or paste it into your web browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMocu-tpjMqEtTxzIyFigAl_cmZOZHb4LOD

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ONLINE PROGRAMS

KNPS Online Programming Announcement, April 2020

With Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society programs cancelled for May and maybe even June, we thought we’d offer up some enticing online program options for our members and others interested in native plants and their landscapes. Here are four options on a wide range of interesting topics, including videos on soils, mushrooms, and native plant landscaping, and a digital exhibition about Rachel Carson and her revolutionary book, Silent Spring.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks WIlderness new weekly podcast series: Your Wild Place! https://www.scotchmanpeaks.org/podcast/

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization by David Montgomery <https://www.dig2grow.com/>, Professor of Geology, Univ. Washington; lecture presented at Univ. British Columbia (2011) <https://youtu.be/sQACN-XiqHU> (57:41)

How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets <https://fungi.com/>, visionary, inventor and owner of Fungi Perfecti; lecture presented at Bioneers Conference (2006) <https://bioneers.org/paul-stamets-how-mushrooms-can-help-save-the-world-bioneers/> (26:39)

Bringing Nature Home with Doug Tallamy <http://www.bringingnaturehome.net/>, Professor of Entomology, Univ. Delaware and Rick Darke <http://www.rickdarke.com/> , native plant horticultural and landscape consultant; presented on Growing a Greener World with host Joe Lamp’l <https://www.growingagreenerworld.com/bringing-nature-home-doug-tallemy/> (25:34)

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a Book that Changed the World by Virtual Exhibitions, Mark Stoll (2012, updated 2020) http://www.environmentandsociety.org/exhibitions/rachel-carsons-silent-spring

 

 

 


 

 

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Landscaping with Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle, a publication by the Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society, is available at the following area retailers for $19.95 (see link below).   First published in 2011, it is the resource for any home garden or large landscape project where the many benefits of native plants are desired. In addition to detailed material about the listed plants there is extensive information included to accomplish successful results.  This book has been made possible with grant support, largely from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation."

Books can be purchased here:

Landscaping with Native Plants in the Idaho Panhandle
Addendum Now Available Online Here

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