Greetings and Welcome
to our Society website!

To promote the study, appreciation, and conservation of Ohio's native plants and plant communities.

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Updating Virtual Archives layout for easier viewing:
1983 - 1989  and  1990 - 1999  completed!!

Field Journal Notes
walking fern fronds
4-H Camp Whitewood in Ashtabula County
Walking Fern Excursion: 17 August 2019
narrative by Judy Barnhart

Cleveland Pollinator & Native Plant Symposium

Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 - 4:30 pm
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday, September 21, 2019
New!! A second day with five field trips and private garden experience

The Fifth Annual Cleveland Pollinator & Native Plant Symposium will focus on shifting traditional horticultural practices to create landscapes for beauty, biodiversity, and ecological benefits.   Emmerse yourself in a full day of enlightening and energizing presentations!   Explore the importance of restoring our increasingly fragmented and disappearing native habitats beginning in our own backyards -- whether large or small.  
Learn More: Symposium schedule, speakers, and topics

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Master RAIN Gardener Program

Registration Open Now!

This Master Rain Gardener Program will teach you how to manage rain water in your own yard.   This 5 week course is open to residents of Lake and Geauga County and can be taken in-person or online.   Registration is now open to Cuyahoga residents and professionals on a wait list basis.
Full Program Information

Partners include Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Lake County Soil & Water Conservation District, Lake County Stormwater Management Department, Holden Forests and Gardens, Lake Metroparks, and The Ohio State University.

Master Rain Gardener Questions?   email Laura Bonnell  or call her at 440-975-3870 ext. 1002

Upcoming October Program

Old Growth Forest of North Chagrin
red oak trunk and canopy

program description and information

No Registration is Required for this Program

Guests are always welcome

 ✿  We look forward to seeing you!!  ✿

Upcoming 2019 Monthly Programs

January 13: The Isle of Rhodes

February 3: Looking Forward to Spring

March 29: Ohio Botanical Symposium

April 27: Stanton Forest

May 11: Pallister State Nature Preserve/James K. Bissell Nature Center

June 20: A Different Look at Invasive Species

July 18: Mentor Marsh Restoration

August 17: Walking Fern Excurstion

September 28: Monarch Tagging at North Kingsville Sandbarrens

October 5: Old Growth Forest of North Chagrin

November 9: Annual Meeting Dinner

Midweek Wildflower Walks in April & May

April 17: Discovery Walk

April 24: Russell Uplands Preserve

May 1: Hach-Otis Sanctuary

May 8: Hogback Ridge Park

May 15: South Chagrin Reservation: Jackson Road Field

May 22: Swine Creek Reservation

May 29: Euclid Creek Reservation

Field Journal Notes
Field Journal Notes
Field Journal Notes
Payge, Nicolai & Angel
Great Job!!
Wildflower Walk program infographic Native Plant Project: 21 June 2018
Perry Middle School Environmental Club
narrative by Payge Silvis
Wildflower Walk program infographic
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Field Journal Notes
Wildflower Walk program infographic Padanaram Woods: 26 May 2018
narrative by Judy Bradt-Barnhart
Field Journal Notes
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Upcoming Programs

News of Interest

"... conservation improves water quality, promotes native plant growth, and encourages wildlife in the water and on land."

Gary Popotnik, The Wilderness Center

Concentrating on Conservation
  The Independent, 7 March 2015, by Christina McCune

  ✿ Community Watershed Conservation Partnership
  The Wilderness Center program & contact information

Join Today!!
Electronic subscription to
our quarterly publication On the Fringe
is a membership benefit.
  Bringing Awareness:
  ✿ Endangered-species program needs boost, The Dispatch,
       5 June 2015, letter to the editor by Robert McCance
  ✿ WEBSITE PAGES for your reading enjoyment:
       Virtual Archives 2000 - 2009
       Virtual Archives 1990 - 1999
       Virtual Archives 1983 - 1989

       Field Notes post
       Rooted in Geology:
       Unlikely Ties between Geology and Wildflowers
  ✿ Monarch Migration News: June/July 2019: Monarch Updates
       updates, first-hand accounts, and much more!!
 ☑ Field Notes: Public Parks Deserve Our Support

ONAPA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  ✿  help protect Ohio's Natural Legacy

Additional articles of interest for you

Unlikely Ties between Geology and Wildflowers
Rooted in Geology 2015-1

Virtual Archives: 2000 - 09 1990 - 99 1983 - 89
Decades of NPSNEO journal publications online