Manzanita Native Plant Society of Kane County
a chapter of the Utah Native Plant Society

Asclepias welshii by Walt Fertig


Welsh's milkweed, Asclepias welshii, courtesy of Walt Fertig    


Feb 2011 news from Chapter President Walt Fertig: (posted 2/17/11)

The next meeting of the Kane County chapter of the Utah Native Plant Society will be on Monday, 21 February 2011 (President's Day!) at 7 PM in the conference room of the Grand Staircase-Escalante NM visitor center (on Hwy 89 E of downtown Kanab, next to Walkers and Wendy's). Laura Fertig will be our speaker and will provide a travelogue of her recent expedition to the Himalayas in Nepal. Laura will tell of her adventures hiking (almost) to Mt Everest base camp, exploring a new culture, seeing some interesting plants, visiting a dog shelter called "kat" and getting a 35 pound engraved stone through customs at LAX. As always the meeting is free, and desserts will be served for socialization after the talk.

Our annual wildflower propagation workshop is scheduled for Saturday, 12 March 2011. Becca Leiberg, that dreadlock-wearing, North Dakota-bred, horticultural specialist from Zion NP will once again be on hand to provide instruction and gentle encouragement, as well as answer horticultural questions. Seed, soil, and containers will be provided for a low fee of $10 per participant. Space is limited in the Best Friends greenhouse, so please sign up in advance (contact me by email or phone - 644-8129).

We tentatively have our fall native plant sale planned for Saturday, Sept 11 at the Kanab farmer's market from 9-11 AM or so featuring the plants of Janett Warner's Wildland Nursery in Joseph, UT. More details later.

Calendar of events
Date of the event Day of the week Time Event description Contact(s) for further information
Feb 21, 2011
Kane chapter meeting, Speaker: Laura Fertig Topic: Travelogue of her recent expedition to the Himalayas in Nepal Location: Grand Staircase-Escalante NM visitor center (next to Wendy's on historic Hwy 89, heading east from the original traffic light in downtown Kanab) Walter Fertig

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Walt Fertig
Organized in late 2004. Chapter area includes the Kanab area and Kane County generally. During the off-season, the chapter typically meets on the first Monday of each month but this is subject to change.


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