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Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society

Focusing on native plants and conservation in North Idaho

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 thru June and September thru November.



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:


KNPS Online Programming Announcement, April 2020>, Professor of Geology, Univ. Washington; lecture presented at Univ. British Columbia (2011) <> (57:41)>, visionary, inventor and owner of Fungi Perfecti; lecture presented at Bioneers Conference (2006) <> (26:39)>, Professor of Entomology, Univ. Delaware and Rick Darke <> , native plant horticultural and landscape consultant; presented on Growing a Greener World with host Joe Lamp’l <> (25:34)