Upcoming conservation events in Northern Nevada

Friends of Nevada Wilderness:

Bitterbrush/sagebrush seedling plant out in the Santa Rosa Range (north of Winnemucca)- 4/12/2013; 4/27/2013; 5/4/2013

Exclosure removal Black Rock Desert/High Rock Canyon- 4/26/2013

Lucy Gray Fence repair; South McCullough Wilderness- 4/20


Nevada Land Trust:

 Silver Lake Weed Pull- 5/11/2013; 8:30-12pm


Las Vegas Springs Preserve Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale
Save big on native and desert-friendly plants
Enjoy a beautiful spring morning at the Springs Preserve as you shop for great deals on water-efficient, desert-adapted plants at our annual Spring Plant Sale on April 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Springs Preserve Gardens staff experts will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for your new plants. And if you're a Springs Preserve member, you get access to a special preview sale from 7 to 8 a.m.

Admission to the plant sale is free. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own wagons or carts; a limited quantity will be available at the sale.

Wildflower books now available on the web

Member Judy Davis has volunteered to fill book orders for us.  Check out the new listing in our web store.

May Arboretum Fund Raiser

The May Arboretum Society is hosting a Party in the Garden for its well-known annual plant sale, the single largest fundraiser to support the Wilbur D. May  Arboretum. We’re inviting you to be a part of this exclusive and exciting inaugural event on the evening of Friday, June 1, 2012.

A large selection of plants and garden items will be available for purchase prior to the public sale on Saturday, June 2,  exclusively to ticket holders.  Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served and are included in the price of your ticket. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

The highlight of the evening will be the opportunity to hear high desert garden advice from our special guests, recognized garden designers, consultants and authors, Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden. Copies of their books, Plant Driven Design and their recent release, Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for all Climates, will be available for purchase and the authors will be on hand to sign copies.

Tickets will be limited.  Information on ticket price and how to obtain them will be coming soon.  In the meantime people may visit our website at or contact us at for more information.

All proceeds benefit the Wilbur D. May Arboretum, located within Rancho San Rafael Park.

Primula Photos Wanted

If anyone has Primula photos they would like to share, please read the note below.

Hi Nevada Native Plant Society,

I study the genus Primula and have a website dedicated to displaying images of every Primula species. The website is Primula World at

The website is non-commercial and photographers retain the copyright to their images. I display more than one image of each species to document variation.

Could you ask your members if they would like to contribute images of P. capillaris or P. cusickiana (all variations) taken in the wild?

If so, please have them contact me at ?

Thank you!

Pam Eveleigh


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