The Ontario Native Plant Reserve
The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport held a public meeting on Wednesday, December 4th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre about the future of a 7.5 acre waterfront parking lot at Ontario Place. They would like to develop this site into a park in time for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
NANPS founder and Honorary President, Jim French, feels that this site would be a great location for an Ontario Native Plant Reserve. Not only would the park feature and display Ontario's native flora but it would also provide habitat for Ontario's birds, bees and butterflies. All this, and in the heart of the city!
The Dr. Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture Series
Please join us for our Spring Speaker Series:
“Promoting Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape”
with Scott Torrance, Landscape Architect
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Toronto Botanical Garden,
700 Lawrence Ave. East
“Using Native Plants for LEED Buildings”
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto,
230 College St. Room 103
"Controlling Garlic Mustard"
with Dr. Dawn Bazely, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Biology, York University
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
York University, Keele Campus,
Exact location to be determined
Garlic mustard winter rosettes
Our 2013 Annual General Meeting
On October 19th, the North American Native Plant Society held its 2013 AGM at the Markham Civic Centre
Members of the NANPS's Board at the 2013 Annual General Meeting
The Markham Civic Centre
Tree Information Sheet
"The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now" - Chinese proverb.
But what sort of native tree should you plant? Growing a tree is a long-term project, so you need to choose carefully. In particular, you do not want to plant a tree which will grow too big for the site.
NANPS 2013 Annual Report
The NANPS 2013 Annual Report is now available as a free download. Just click on the image below:
The report contains a summary of all the great things NANPS has done over the past year, including lectures, plantings, tours and the plant sale, as well as our online activities. It includes a brief financial statement and a big "Thank You" to our members and volunteers.
Please join NANPS in the
Study, Cultivation, Conservation and Restoration of North America's native flora.
NANPS special 48 page, colour 25th Anniversary Edition of NANPS newsletter, The Blazing Star, is still available.
Photo credit: Deb Chute