Native Plants for Colorado Gardeners

Have an interest in Colorado’s native plants like this Pasque flower? Then the Colorado Native Plant Society annual meeting is an educational event you’re sure to enjoy. (Photo and information provided by Autumn Hummel, CNPS)

The Colorado Native Plant Society’s (CNPS) annual meeting is taking place September 10-12 on the Auraria Campus in Denver and all plant enthusiasts are invited to attend.

“Colorado Collage: Inspecting and Protecting our Special Places” is the theme for this year’s meeting.

Events begins on Friday night with a Rare Plants Symposium and opportunity to meet CNPS members and guest speakers.

Saturday features an impressive line-up of speakers including a keynote presentation by Steve O’Kane called “Boot Laces and Uncommon Places.” Dr. O’Kane is a biologist at the University of Northern Iowa.

Presentations will cover native plants and plant communities across the state, from the north to the southeast; from Gateway Palisade State Natural Area to The Great Sand Dunes National Park.

On Sunday, participants can choose from a slate of field trips that includes Roxborough State Park, Rocky Flats, Mt. Evans and Denver Botanic Gardens.

Visit the Colorado Native Plant Society website for more information on the event.


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