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Central Chapter Upcoming Meetings

December 8: Greg Spyreas – Long-term Trends in Midwestern Milkweeds and their Relevance for Monarchs

6:30 PM at Illinois Audubon  


January: No meeting      


February 9: Jim Struebing – New Holland Prairie Patch

6:30 PM at Illinois Audubon             


March 9: Mark McDonald – Illinois Stories (Plant Sale 2015)              

5:30 PM at Illinois Audubon (Potluck before program) 


April: No meeting due to plant sale preparations


April 29: INPS Central Chapter Native Plant Sale

9:00 AM at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion   

Central Chapter Field Trips

Do you know of a great place in central Illinois for a field trip? Have you worked hard restoring your own prairie or woodland and would love to show it off? Please send suggestions for field trips to Trish Quintez – TrishQuintenz@gmail.com Even if it’s a place we visited before, we love to return to our favorite spots to see what’s new!

Here are some of the types of places that make great INPS field trips:

  • Hidden gems – places off the beaten path that aren’t well known
  • Private properties that are member-owned or that we could be granted access to
  • Restored prairies, wetlands, and woodlands
  • State parks, nature centers, and wildlife sanctuaries
  • Research and collection centers
  • Arboretums and botanical gardens
  • Places of historical interest to botanists

Old favorites that you missed visiting before or would love to see again! Please email me any and all suggestions. No place is too big or too small. If you would love to see it, someone else would too!

Contact Trish Quintez at TrishQuintenz@gmail.com or call (217) 971-1615 for more information.