Field Trips

The Gila Native Plant Society conducts field trips from April through September on the third Sunday of every month. All are free and open to the public. Meet at the south parking lot of the Fine Arts Center Theatre on the WNMU campus a little before 8:00 am for carpooling. (Go up 12th Street and turn left on Kentucky St.; the south parking lot is the one on the left as you face the Theatre.) Be sure to wear a hat and sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water and perhaps a snack.

In view of the threat from the corona virus, GNPS events in March and April have been cancelled. We will review the situation as May approaches.

There will be a special field trip on Saturday, March 28, co-sponsored by Friends of the City of Rocks and the Gila Native Plant Society – CANCELLED

Rafinesquia neomexicana

With all the recent winter rain and snow, native plant enthusiasts can look forward to a glorious spring wildflower bloom in the desert. Come join botanists Richard Felger and William (Bill) Norris to learn about the spring desert flora –  such as desert dandelion (Malacothrix fendleri), desert chicory (Rafinesquia neomexicana), white tackstem (Calycoceris wrightii), purple-nerve spring parsley (Cymopteris multinervatus), eastern desert parsley (Lomatium orientale) – at City of Rocks State Park on Saturday, March 28, 2020 (9:00 AM – noon). Meet at the park Visitor’s Center; park entrance fee of $5 applies.

Malacothrix fendleri


Sunday, April 19, 2020CANCELLED