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Welcome to NANPS: committed to preserving native plant habitat in wild areas and restoring indigenous flora to developed areas.

  • Excursion to Long Point
    (Photograph: Charles Iscove)

  • Moth on Monarda
    (Photograph: Ruth Zaugg)

  • American Goldfinch on Agastache
    (Photograph: Paul LaPorte)

  • Excursion To Alderville Black Oak Savannah
    (Photograph: Charles Iscove)

  • Highbush Cranberry: Favourite Wildflowers and Shrubs

Blazing Star

Blazing Star

Quarterly magazine about native plants, published by NANPS.
Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

If you plant it they will come!
Native Plants to Know

Native Plants to Know

These plants have been featured in NANPS newsletter.
Conservation News

Conservation News

Preserving wild lands is an important function of environmental organizations, such as ours.

Annual Plant Sale

NANPS Plant Sale

Every May we hold our native plant sales, in 2018 we will be at Toronto Botanical Garden and Christie Pits Park. Learn more …

Become a Member

Become a Member

There are a variety of benefits to being a member. Learn More…

Donate to NANPS

Donate to NANPS

Like many charities, NANPS depends on the generosity of its supporters. Learn More…


Upcoming Events

ABOUT NANPS

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News

Shifting the Paradigm. Growing the Native Plant Industry Through Innovation and Collaboration: A Forum presented by Carolinian Canada and WWF- Canada on Wednesday March 7 in Toronto. More details can be found here.

Save Ontario’s Seed: On August 23, 2017 the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced the closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant. Since 1923, this unique facility and its staff have provided expertise and best practices to ensure that high quality, source-identified seed is translated into successful planting projects that preserve Ontario’s biodiversity, protect our water, air and soils, and support jobs in the nursery, forestry and wood manufacturing sectors. For more info and to download a letter to send to the Ontario government, go to the Forest Gene Conservation website. Online petition can be found here.

Upcoming volunteeer opportunities can be found here

Seedex: The 2017/2018 Seedex is now online. The list as well as information about collecting seeds is here. Your seed donations can be mailed to NANPS Seedex, Box 69070, St Clair PO, Toronto,ON M4T 3A1

The Blazing Star, our newsletter, was mailed/emailed during the last week of November. If you haven’t received your copy, let us know at membership@nanps.org

Our History

NANPS was founded in 1985 by a small group of dedicated conservationists as the Canadian Wildflower Society. As our American membership grew and acknowledging that plants don’t recognize political boundaries, we changed our name to the North American Native Plant Society in 1999. In 1985 we founded North America’s foremost native plant magazine: Wildflower. The original magazine ceased publication in 2005, but it’s name lives on under the editorship.

Conservation

NANPS currently owns two conservation properties: Shining Tree Woods in the Carolinian zone of southern Ontario and Zinkan Cove on the west shore of the Bruce Peninsula on Lake Huron. Both properties offer unique gifts and distinct challenges. Maintaining conservation lands is a prodigious responsibility but the rewards are equally great. While relatively small, NANPS properties are home to a number of rare flora and fauna and we are justifiably proud of our efforts to protect them.

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