Kootenay Native Plant Society

Connecting people, plants, and place

Spring Wildflower Walks

Connecting people, plants, and place

Create your own wildflower meadow

One of the best things you can do to help pollinators is to plant native wildflowers

Native plants are the foundation of our ecosystems

The need for native plant conservation is more acute than ever

To protect pollinators, protect native plant communities

Plant diversity is important to buffer the effects of climate change

Upcoming Events

 

The Easter Bunny Comes to Earth Day

Taghum Hall, April 21, 2019 10:00 am-3:00 pm

The Kootenay Native Plant Society will be celebrating Earth Day at the Taghum Hall on Easter Sunday.  Learn how to add native plants to your garden to encourage native bees and butterflies!  Get native plant seeds that you can plant now for flowers in this year.

 Learn more…

Spring Wildflower Walks

Join us for these popular walks to discover spring blooms around the Kootenays.

Three dates:

April 28:  Marsden Face

May 30:  Mt. Sentinel

June 9:  Antenna Trail

Camas Discovery Day

Teachers, book a day for your class to learn about camas.

Millennium Park Dates:  April 29 – May 3

Alternate locations and dates available in South Slocan and Nelson in the week of May 13-17.

Meadowscaping Citizen Science Workshop

Register for this one of a kind workshop to learn about meadowscaping, wildflower seed collection and more!

More information:

Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest

We love the Castlegar Garden and Nature Fest!  We will be there with native seeds and plants and information on growing a Monarch Waystation, planting for pollinators, and meadowscaping. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
28
Sun
9:00 am Marsden Face Spring Walk @ Marsden Rd., at jct with Grohman Creek FSR
Marsden Face Spring Walk @ Marsden Rd., at jct with Grohman Creek FSR
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
Marsden Face Spring Walk @ Marsden Rd., at jct with Grohman Creek FSR
Spring Wildflower & Pollinator Walk – Marsden Face (near Nelson) This is an easy walk through the lower meadows to see early wildflowers and pollinators. Walks are usually 2-3 hours in length.  Be sure to[...]
May
30
Thu
10:00 am Mt. Sentinel Spring Walk @ Approx. 400 m up Terrace Rd. Park on road.
Mt. Sentinel Spring Walk @ Approx. 400 m up Terrace Rd. Park on road.
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spring Wildflower & Pollinator Walk – Mt. Sentinel This is a moderate hike to lush pocket meadows on the south slopes of Mt. Sentinel.  There are also outstanding views of the confluence of the Kootenay[...]
Jun
8
Sat
10:00 am Meadowscaping Citizen Science Wo... @ Balfour Community Hall
Meadowscaping Citizen Science Wo... @ Balfour Community Hall
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meadowscaping Citizen Science Training Workshop Both meadow plant species and the native pollinators (bee, butterflies) of these wildflowers support are imperilled. Meadowscaping, the creation/enhancement of meadow habitat through a coordinated planting of native wildflower seeds,[...]
Jun
9
Sun
9:00 am Antenna Trail Spring Walk @ 4th St. and 12th Ave., Village of Montrose
Antenna Trail Spring Walk @ 4th St. and 12th Ave., Village of Montrose
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am
Spring Wildflower & Pollinator Walk – Antenna Trail (near Montrose) This is a easy to moderate walk in dry south-facing meadows with showy milkweed. Walks are usually 2-3 hours in length.  Be sure to bring[...]