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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.



Saturday, March 24th

 Sean Jeronimo “Plant Communication”

Plants often appear to be stoic and individualistic but are actually quite responsive to their neighbors and interact with one another in some very direct ways. Recent research suggests that many plants communicate and that at least one tree species exhibits what may be considered a concept of family. In coniferous forests, resource sharing, communication, and competition between groups of trees can include patterns of bark beetle outbreaks and wildfires. This program will explore scientific findings, old and new, about the many complex ways that plants interact with one another competitively and cooperatively.

Presented by Sean Jeronimo, PhD Candidate in the Forest Structure, Function and Dynamics Lab at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and Consulting Forester with Stewardship Forestry, Vashon, WA.

Saturday, April 28th

Bertie Weddell “The effects of climate change on native and introduced plants”

As the Earth continues to warm, the reproduction, survival, and distribution of plants will be affected. Different species will respond differently to these changes, resulting in new plant assemblages. Native and introduced species are likely to differ in how they react to the changing climate. Bertie Weddell, a specialist in natural resource conservation and faculty member in the Washington State University Department of Horticulture, will discuss current projections of how these changes will affect native ecosystems in our region.



Future KNPS Fundraisers

Baxters - May 2nd

IPA - October 24th