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Research Grant Applications Due Sticky

Applications for the Margaret Williams Research Grant are due on February 1st of each year. For more information and application requirements, please visit the Grants page.
 

Pollinator Day 2018

This year Pollinator Day will be the same day as Museum Day at UNR, May 5th from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be booths in the Fleischman Ag quad, near the native plant garden, and all 12 museums on campus are open to the public. Watch this page for more details.

2018 American Penstemon Society Grants

The American Penstemon Society is seeking proposals for their 2018 Grants program.

The purpose of the APS Special Projects Program is to stimulate activities that promote knowledge and appreciation of Penstemons. The Society is particularly interested in funding projects that:
1) Promote conservation of Penstemon species in the wild, especially rare or sensitive ones, through understanding of factors that affect their survival, or
2) Promote appreciation for the diversity and beauty of Penstemons in wild and domestic landscapes, through horticultural research, dissemination of information of interest to gardeners, or the construction or enhancement of educational display gardens.

Submit proposals to Dorothy Tuthill via email (dtuthill@uwyo.edu) or mail no later than March 15, 2018.

Visit Penstemons.org for more information

Graduate student scholarship grant

In addition to the program described above, we are pleased to announce a new program for graduate students researching Penstemon-related topics, with a maximum award of $2000. Full details of this program, including instructions for proposal submission, are available at http://penstemons.org/index.php/society/22-grants.

2016 Photo Contest open for voting

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the contest! Help us choose the best photos for the 2017 calendar.

Click here to view the entries.  Rate photos by clicking the stars at the bottom.  The entries with the best ratings will be used for the calendar.  Voting closes September 30th.

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2016 Photo Contest

It's time for our fifth photo contest!  The photos will be used to create a NNPS Calendar for 2017. Each member may submit up to four photos. Please do not submit photos that were entered in previous years. 

Photos must not contain watermarks, trademarks, or other personally identifiable markings. The photographers will be credited on the calendar. The original photos must be at least 3300 pixels wide and/or 2500 pixels tall to print properly.  The webmaster will contact photographers for original photos after the voting.

Submission Deadline September 22nd, 2016.   Voting for favorites will begin September 30th.

We are also taking pre-orders for the calendars.  This allows us to order the right number of calendars.  Pre-ordered calendars will be available at cost plus postage (or pick up for free in Reno, Carson City, or Henderson) but we will not know the cost for each until we have the order ready.  We anticipate a printing cost between $10 and $12 depending on the number of calendars ordered.  The calendar will also be available for purchase from our online store.

You must log in to your account to create entries.

Upload Photos

Manage Your Submitted Photos

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2016 Pollinator Week Event

Come celebrate pollinators of Nevada at the UNR Biggest Little Pollinator Garden on June 22, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm!  Located in the courtyard of the Fleischmann Agriculture building at the south end of the UNR campus!  We'll have garden tours, pollinator talks from local experts, native bee and butterfly specimens, a bug petting zoo, poster and plant giveaways, native bee house making, and more! We can't wait and hope to see many of you there!

June Announcements

NV Bugs and Butterflies t-shirt design
Nevada Bugs and Butterflies (our February 2016 presenter) is raising funds for their pollinator education program. Supporters receive a t-shirt that highlights 15 types of bees that are native to Northern Nevada. The t-shirt campaign closes on June 23rd, so don't miss out. Visit https://www.booster.com/nevadabees to get your t-shirt and donate.

Julie Carville, author of Lingering in Tahoe’s Wild Gardens and Hiking Tahoe’s Wildflower Trails is publishing a new book titled Tahoe’s Spectacular Wildflower Trails. The book features 21 scenic wildflower trails along with a wildflower and tree guide with color photographs.  Available June 7, 2016, Retails for $29.95. Julie will be visiting Reno area book stores on June 11th and is the speaker for our September meeting. Contact: Julie Carville, mtngypsypress@gmail.com, 530-265-4741.

2016 Calendars Available Soon

The 2016 calendars will be available for shipping after October 29th. They will also be available for purchase at the November Reno meeting.

2015 Photo Contest

Hi Everyone,
It's time for our fourth photo contest!  The photos will be used to create a NNPS Calendar for 2016. Each member may submit up to four photos. Please do not submit photos that were entered in previous years. 

Photos must not contain watermarks, trademarks, or other personally identifiable markings. The photographers will be credited on the calendar. The original photos must be at least 3300 pixels wide and/or 2500 pixels tall to print properly.  The webmaster will contact photographers for original photos after the voting.

Submission Deadline September 28th, 2015.   Voting for favorites will begin September 30th.

We are also taking pre-orders for the calendars.  This allows us to order the right number of calendars.  Pre-ordered calendars will be available at cost plus postage (or pick up for free in Reno, Carson City, or Henderson) but we will not know the cost for each until we have the order ready.  We anticipate a printing cost between $10 and $12 depending on the number of calendars ordered.  The calendar will also be available for purchase from our online store.

You must log in to your account to create entries.

Upload Photos

Manage Your Submitted Photos

Pre-order Calendars

2015 Nevada Native Plant Society Calendar is now available

Need a last minute holiday gift?  How about the 2015 Nevada Native Plant Society Calendar! Visit our online store for purchasing. 

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