On January 14, 2023, INPS hosted a tour of the Ada Hayden Herbarium at Iowa State University. The tour was led by the herbarium’s curator and INPS board member, Deb Lewis. We welcomed a dozen attendees. Attendees were able to learn about the process of creating specimen vouchers, the history […]
On September 25, 2022 plant, fungi, insect, bird, and photography enthusiasts all gathered to hike and explore Mossy Glen State Preserve. The hike was led by Dr. Tom Rosburg. Over 60 plant species were documented (trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, and wildflowers), as well as multiple fungi. Fellow INPS member and […]
The 2022 annual meeting was hosted by Polk County Conservation Board (CCB) at Chichaqua Bottoms Green Belt. It was a cool, wet, insightful time with native plant enthusiasts. Participants toured reconstructed prairies and the Polk CCB native seed lab.
A field trip to Tipton Prairie was held July 2, 2022 and was led by Dr. Tom Rosburg with 12 participants, including Vice President Tom Scherer and President, Sarah Nizzi. Over sixty native species were observed during the field trip. This 3-acre remnant has amazing diversity and is a sight to […]
April 30, 2022 Our Field Trip leader was John Pearson, DNR Ecologist. We were also escorted by Steve Pearson Madison County Conservation Director. Steve gave us an overview of Pammel State Park and the ongoing effort by the entire community to recover and heal from the tragic tornado that struck […]