Upcoming Events


Evening meetings will be held at 7:00 pm on the third Friday of each month (except December) from October through May. Free and open to the public. Check out our Programs page for further details.

Field trips are conducted on the third Sunday of each month from April through September. Meet at 8:00 am at the south parking lot of the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the WNMU campus for carpooling. Check out our Field Trips page for further details.

Special events are coming up this fall:

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1:00 pm – Pollinator Mural Dedication at the corner of Broadway and Texas. GNPS is participating with the Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society, the Grant County Beekeepers and the Grant County Archaeological Society on a mural celebrating pollinators and native plants and addressing the issue of climate change. The dedication of this mural will include a plant give-away. Aldo Leopold High School students are producing the mural under the direction of art instructor Allison Phillips. The dedication of this mural will include a plant give-away. Come and share in the celebration.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Volunteer Appreciation Potluck at Ann Hedlund’s home at 503 West Spring Street (one block west of Broadway and three blocks up from Bullard). All members are invited to celebrate this year’s accomplishments and activities and to thank the volunteers who make it all possible! Bring your favorite dish to share and learn about current and future initiatives of our chapter, while honoring our very important volunteers.

Sunday, December 15, 2019, noon to 2:00 pm – Holiday Potluck at The Commons, 501 East 13th Street. Come celebrate the holidays together. Elroy will provide the usual pork loin roast. Bring your best potluck dish, your appetite and your own plates, cups and utensils.

To view the GNPS calendar, including upcoming field trips and programs, click *here*

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico 2018 Annual Conference was hosted by the Gila chapter.  Click *here* to view pictures and presentations from the event.



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The Gila Native Plant Society is offering a workshop focused on identification of plants in the Asteraceae. So many of us have trouble telling apart those yellow composites!
When & Where: The workshop will begin on Tuesday, October 1st, and meet every Tuesday night in October in Harlan Hall Rm 135 from 6 and 8 PM.
Description: The workshop will consist of a combination of lectures, local field trips, and training sessions in the use of dichotomous keys to identify unknown plants in the Asteraceae.
Presenters: Co-leaders will be Richard Felger, Russ Kleinman, and William (Bill) Norris.
Cost: $20
Those interested in the workshop or with any questions can e-mail Don Graves at wdgraves@frontier.com and payment can be made at the first meeting of the workshop on October 1st.