26 de enero de 2020

07 de enero de 2020

Survey Grants in Illinois for Scouting Threatened, Endangered, and Rare Species Populations

The Illinois Native Plant Society (INPS) has a new grant type available in 2020: the Survey Grant Program. This grant, up to $1500, will fund searches for Illinois Endangered, Threatened, or Rare species for which current data is inadequate to assess their status and for which field surveys and recovery recommendations are needed. INPS is working with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to develop a priority list for the surveys. Experienced botanical field surveyors, either independent or associated with an institution, are invited to apply for this grant. Partnerships are encouraged.

The Survey Grant Program was developed to assess the status of Illinois Endangered and Threatened species through comprehensive field surveys in order to: 1) determine whether populations (Element Occurrences or EOs) are extant; 2) determine whether their listing status warrants change; 3) recommend recovery strategies for extant populations. The reports resulting from these surveys will be shared with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Database, the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board, and with landowners.

Learn more and apply here: https://ill-inps.org/2020-survey-grant/

The deadline is January 31st, so don't put it off!

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03 de enero de 2020

Nature & Science Book Swap @ INPS Chapter Meeting Jan 26th

On Sunday, January 26th, 2020 from 2PM to 5PM, join the Illinois Native Plant Society for the Northeast Chapter's Annual Chapter Meeting at Thatcher Woods in River Forest, Illinois.

We will gather for a brief meeting, including the awarding of the top participants in the Illinois Botanists Big Year 2019, followed by a nature and science-themed book swap.

This is a great event to learn about the Illinois Native Plant Society and meet other people interested in native plants. No need to be a member to attend. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. **Help us plan by RSVPing here: http://bit.ly/ne2020

Types of Books to Bring for the Book Swap:
🌿Field guides - of plants, animals, fungi, rocks, stars: anything related to the natural world
🌿Non-fiction related to nature and science
🌿Fiction related to nature and science
(Please do not bring: magazines, journals, or extremely outdated textbooks)

Book Swap Rules:
1. Receive one ticket per book you bring
2. During Round 1, you may exchange your ticket(s) for a book(s)
3. Round 2 is a free-for-all; all books are up for grabs

Books remaining at the end of the event will be donated. If you have questions about the meeting or book swap, contact northeast.inps@gmail.com

**Help us plan by RSVPing here:
http://bit.ly/ne2020

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20 de septiembre de 2019

Illinois Native Plant Society Mixer @ The Garage Bar (aka Wink & Swillhelm)

Next month!


Wink & Swillhelm at The Garage Bar


Friday, October 18th, 2019
starting at 6:30PM and going to 9:30PMish or whenever
at The Garage Bar & Sandwiches, 6154 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago (Norwood Park)

Come meet and hang with other local botany and ecology enthusiasts at The Garage Bar in northwest Chicago! We'll be in the room upstairs. FB event for people who like that: https://www.facebook.com/events/2403057686577194/

Pretty informal, come whenever and no need to RSVP nor to be a current INPS member.
Though you should join! :) https://ill-inps.org/northeast-chapter/

In case you were wondering, Wink and Swillhelm is just a little play on Swink and Wilhelm's "Plants of the Chicago Region", an important book on our regional plant identification and ecology. :)

Hope to see you there!


fyi to some folks who have made observations in the area @aerintedesco @amyjurkowski @andrea14 @andrewphassos @anmolsingh1 @asampang @brdnrdr @dbild @deansy @debant @deirdre6767 @dziomber @eddiemoya @elfaulkner @grantfessler @iacampoverde @ilemma @inotherwordsfly @jackassgardener @jmmcclo @joelmc @js175 @k0zi @kennedy9094 @kpclemenz @liamoconnor11 @lukehuff @mabunimeh @maureenclare @mavina4 @mross5 @nathanbealedelvecchio @nicholasbiernadski @obamagaming @orbweb @ornithopsis @palmer1 @paulroots @pavoss64 @pfautsch @rachaelpatterson @rgraveolens @ruabean @sampickerill @sanguinaria33 @skrentnyjeff @susiesodini @taco2000 @tmurphy4 @tomlally @ulaniluu @yetikat
(and sorry if some of y'all that I tagged are under 21)

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30 de julio de 2019

Slag Party & Orchid Hunt at Big Marsh (August 31st, 2019)

Hey planty nerds who've made a lotta obs within 10 km of Big Marsh (and a few others thrown in for good measure):
@partspermillion @jackassgardener @jmb62 @elfaulkner @marshmaiden @missgreen, @chloe53 @guessingatgreen @illbflower @sanguinaria33 @lesliejeanie @skrentnyjeff @ewarden @johnhboldt @smoreno2 @oldboy1990 @palmera01 @hikebikerun13 @andrewstpaul @rubzzz @matt167 @cardnoclare @yes123 @brendanrattin @psweet @ashleywold @aseeger @prairiehobbit @sjoyce @rheinrichs @taco2000 @kkucera @eriko @kennedy9094 @rgraveolens @paulroots @spaz4 @susankirt @staceyrecht @gloriao147 @ryangraduate @ekrimmel @evan8 @garyowendick

The Northeast Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society, with Lauren Umek from the Chicago Park District Natural Areas, are hosting a

Slag Party & Orchid Hunt


at Big Marsh Park (11559 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL)
on Saturday, August 31st at 11 AM

Slag is an industrial byproduct that is common throughout Chicago’s southeast side, where the steel industry once thrived. While high in heavy metals, slag also has some remarkable similarities to dolomite prairies in terms of physical structure, organic matter, water permeability, and pH. As a result, some of these sites have become home to unique and relatively rare species including the sedges Carex viridula and Carex aurea, an orchid Spiranthes cernua, and Agalinis tenuifolia mixed in with a matrix of invasives and bare ground.

Learn about this unique landscape and help document the biodiversity that call slag fields home. Come for the slag botanizing, stay for the (veg-friendly) snacks and discussion.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/slagparty

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02 de junio de 2019

Key to Non-native Taraxacum sections in British Columbia

From Björk, C. R. 2019. Overlooked diversity in exotic Taraxacum in British Columbia, Canada. Botany. Vol. 97, No. 6: pp. 329-346. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjb-2018-0094

Exotic Taraxacum in British Columbia
1a. Plants usually growing in wild vegetation at high elevations or latitudes; bracts sometimes strongly corniculate, the outer ones mostly erect to appressed, sometimes recurved or spreading; leaves mostly either weakly lobed or with simple lobes ................ Native groups, not treated here

1b. Plants mostly in disturbed vegetation, mostly at low to middle elevations and latitudes; bracts not corniculate or with small, inconspicuous horns, the outer ones mostly spreading, recurved, or reflexed; leaves mostly deeply lobed, the lobes in most cases longer than wide and often again lobed ................ 2 (Exotic sections)

2a. Outer bracts erect and appressed, blackish green, ovate, and with blunt apices; plants usually in wet sites; not documented from British Columbia, but to be sought ................ Section Palustria

2b. Outer bracts spreading to recurved, or if appressed, then apices acute to acuminate; habitat various, but usually not in wet sites ................ 3

3a. Inner and (or) outer bracts minutely corniculate; outer bracts mostly <10 mm long, mostly thin and pale,usually pinkish ........ 4

3b. Inner and outer bracts not at all corniculate (though sometimes with 1–2 minute ridges at apex; outer bracts various, but often >10 mm long and usually opaque or dark and without pink tones ........ 5

4a. Cypsela cone slender, scarcely tapered, usually >0.7 mm, cypsela body often red-brown or purplebrown ........ Section Erythrosperma

4b. Cypsela cone stout and upwardly tapered, usually <0.7 mm, cypsela body pink-brown........ Taraxacum
fulvicarpum group

5a. Involucre often distinctly glaucous (alive), blackish green and glossy (dried); outer bracts ovate, lanceolate, or sometimes oblong-lanceolate ........ 6

5b. Involucre rarely glaucous, not appearing blackish or varnished in the pressed state; outer bracts mostly oblong or lance-oblong ........ 8

6a. Leaves mostly olive green, lateral lobes usually 4 per side and hamate; outer bracts comparatively abruptly tapered; pollen present; mostly robust plants ........ Section Hamata

6b. Leaves mostly dark bluish green, lateral lobes usually <4 per side and mostly not hamate; pollen often absent; plants generally small and delicate ........ 7

7a. Leaves not spotted (except often at the internodes, or spotted due only to injury); pollen often lacking; locally common ........ Section Celtica

7b. Leaves purple spotted, the adaxial spots corresponding to abaxial ones; pollen present (ours); rarely encountered ........ Section Naevosa

8a. Outer bracts mostly >10 mm long; leaves mostly crisped and (or) rugose, summer leaves almost always complexly lobed; pollen rarely absent ........ Section Taraxacum

8b. Outer bracts mostly <10 mm long; leaves often not crisped and mostly not rugose; summer leaves mostly weakly lobed or merely dentate; pollen often absent........ 9

9a. Petioles with no wings or wings narrow; summer leaves usually oblanceolate or obovate in outline; capitula usually comparatively small; ligules deep yellow, the outer ones with dark abaxial stripes ........ Section Borea

9b. Petioles with broad green wings to base or nearly so; summer leaves often oblong; capitula usually comparatively large; ligules often comparatively pale, the outer ones often with pale abaxial stripes ........ Section Boreigena

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30 de abril de 2019

Margery C. Carlson Nature Preserve (19 April 2019) (Trip)

Testing out the trips feature. Botanizing at this nature preserve in LaSalle County, IL for the first time.

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16 de marzo de 2019

In case you missed it — iNaturalist has a new forum!

iNat moved from Google Groups to a new forum hosted on the Discourse platform.
Sign in with your iNaturalist account here:

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12 de marzo de 2019

Northeast Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society: Upcoming Events

Chicago-proximate friends, the Northeast Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society has a few events coming up so far this year after a lil lapse in activity in 2018. Join the Northeast Chapter here (or, other Illinois folk, your local chapter!).

Have an idea for a field trip, evening lecture, or other event? Reach out to us at northeast.inps@gmail.com

Field Museum Herbarium Tour

Sunday, March 17th at 1PM
Join Iza Redlinski and Michael Huft for a tour of the Field Museum's herbarium, a vast collection of over 2 million plant specimens, including many collected locally in the Chicago region. Enjoy complimentary entrance to the museum following the tour. As space for this tour is limited, must RSVP to receive event details and meeting location (priority to INPS members): http://bit.ly/flatplants — currently waitlist only

Hike at Illinois Beach State Park and Chiwaukee Prairie

Monday, May 27th at 9:30AM
Hike the trail at Illinois' first nature preserve with your fellow native plant enthusiasts! See dozens of rare natives and spring wildflowers in multiple unique and rare habitats including beach dunes and pannes. You already have the day off, come join us at 9:30 AM at the Nature Center, rain or shine! Dress for the weather and bring good boots. It's usually not wet along the trails at IBSP. After a lunch at Culver's (or bring your own) we often drive a few minutes north to Chiwaukee Prairie for the afternoon, which often has wet trails. The trip to Chiwaukee is optional, but spectacular. RSVP to http://bit.ly/puccoon2019

Flora & Ecology of Deer Grove West Forest Preserve

Saturday, June 1st at 1PM
The first forest preserve in Cook County, Deer Grove West contains fine examples of oak woodland, forested ravines, and moranic depressional wetlands. This tour will focus on the site's ecology and highlight some of the rich flora that can be found throughout this preserve. Space is limited, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/deergrove2019 (priority given to INPS members).


Future events in your inbox by joining up, and you can check our website to stay in the loop too.

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02 de enero de 2019

A Welcome Message

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