Our annual native plant sale at Toronto Botanical Garden took place on May 20, 2023.
NANPS is seeking an Event Volunteer Coordinator! Love native plants and working with people? This opportunity might be for you! Position details, requirements, and how to apply can be found on the position description. NANPS is a volunteer run organization and this is a part-time volunteer position.
NANPS Video – Danforth Pollinator Pathway: Learn how one Toronto neighbourhood came together to create a network of pollinator friendly gardens at homes and in public spaces and and the important features they included to help pollinators thrive. Watch now.
Webinar: The Role of Non-Native Plants in Butterfly Communities: The video of our September 19, 2023 webinar with Dr. Heather Kharouba is now available to watch here.
Pollinator Gardening: 9 Quick Tips. Thank you to TD – Friends of the Environment Foundation for a grant supporting the creation of this tip sheet.
NANPS How to Create a Pollinator Garden: A Beginner’s Guide: Thank you to TD – Friends of the Environment Foundation for a grant, making this Guide possible. In partnership with David Suzuki Foundation.
Webinar: Making Gorgeous Pollinator Gardens: How to do it! The video of our January 17, 2023 webinar with Clement Kent is now available to watch here.
NANPS Video Series – How to Create a Native Plant Garden from Start to Finish: To inspire new pollinator gardeners, NANPS has created three videos, explaining why native plants are vital to local ecology and offering tips on how to start your very own native plant garden. Watch now.
Webinar: Collecting and Cultivating Native Plant Seeds: The video of our April 13, 2022 webinar with Paul Heydon is now available to watch here
Webinar: Canada’s Wild Seeds: Growing our Biological Gold: The video of our February 16, 2022 webinar with Melissa Spearing is now available to watch here
Webinar: Native Plant Selection that’s for the Birds: The video of our September 9, 2021 webinar with Kevin Kavanagh is now available to watch here
Webinar: The Wild and Wonderful World of Butterflies: The video of our February 25, 2021 webinar with Jessica Linton is now available to watch here
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.
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.