Meeting Programs

Evening meetings of the Gila Native Plant Society will resume on October 19, 2018. They 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 January 18, 2019

The Gila Native Plant Society will hold its first meeting of 2019 on January 18, in Harlan Hall on the WNMU campus. The program will feature a hands-on workshop by Richard Felger and William (Bill) Norris entitled “Know the Trees II: Twigs, Cones and Fruit,” a follow-up to the first workshop on tree identification given at the October meeting. This session will tackle the somewhat trickier problem of identifying our native trees in winter by examining twig structures, persistent fruit and cones. If you have one, please bring a 10X hand-lens with you.

Douglas Fir cones


Preview of coming attractions

Friday, Feb. 15 – “Seed Gathering and Propagation of Native Plants”, presentation by Tricia Hurley.

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.