Meeting Programs

Evening meetings of the Gila Native Plant Society will be held throughout the fall, winter and spring on the third Friday of the month  at 7.00 p.m. in Harlan Hall, second floor, Room 219, corner of Alabama and 12th Streets, on the Western New Mexico University campus. Free and open to the public. Refreshments following the program.

Friday, February 15, 2019 – “Seed Gathering and Propagation of Native Plants”

The February meeting featured a presentation by Tricia Hurley, “Seed Gathering and Propagation of Native Plants.” As many of you know, Tricia Hurley and her husband Mark Cantrell own and operate the Lone Mountain Natives nursery here in Silver City. They have been growing, selling and learning about native plants for the past 13 years. On Saturdays in the warm season they can be found at the Silver City Farmers’ Market. Tricia’s early fascination with birds led her to a career in field biology with the forest service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department before moving to Silver City to raise a family. She was a founding member of the Gila Conservation Education Center, where she encouraged young students to learn about the outdoors through birdwatching and botanizing. She helps with the Children’s Water Festival and has organized outdoor learning sessions for many school and scout groups.

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

 

Previews of coming attractions

Friday, Mar. 15 – “Moths of the Gila National Forest and Vicinity”, presentation by Ron Parry.

Friday, Apr. 19 – “I Bought Native Plants. Now What?”, presentation by Hanna Blood.

Friday, May 17 – “MESQUITE: the Tree of Life, the Tree of Future”, presentation by Richard Felger.