2023 Year of the Asters
MNPS is celebrating the aster family (Asteraceae) during 2023. Over 300 species of this highly diverse and ecologically important family occur in Maryland.
For more information, see the Spring 2023 Marilandica and the Maryland Biodiversity Program website https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewChecklist.php?category=Aster_Family
MNPS Monthly Programs
Calendar of Events
Full Calendar Includes programs sponsored by other organizations, native plant sales, as well as MNPS-sponsored events.
MNPS Field Trips
Fall 2023 Issue is available to download
Marilandica is a full-color newsletter that provides information on the native plants and communities of Maryland and the activities of the society. Typically produced twice a year in the spring and fall, each issue is mailed to all current members. A digital version of the current issue is immediately posted for viewing (click the image) and on the Publications page, along with Back Issues .
To report a missing copy, email email@example.com. Please allow 4 weeks for the post office to deliver your copy.
New Clickable Map of Native Plant Nurseries
Check out the new clickable map of native plant nurseries in and around Maryland at mdflora.org/nurseries.html
We took the list of nurseries selling native plants from the MNPS website and created a google map. This new interactive map, with pins on native plant nurseries, allows you to click on a site to get more information including the nursery’s website, contact information, and a short description. We will endeavor to keep the map up to date. However, we advise users to call nurseries in advance when planning a visit.
Native Plant Sales
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Maryland Native Plant Discussion Group
This is a way to connect with other native plant enthusiasts to get help with plant identification, to share experiences in natural areas, and to discuss ecological issues.
Patuxent Research Reserve Field Trip