• Ada Hayden Herbarium Tour
    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 […]
  • Mossy Glen State Preserve
    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 […]
  • INPS 2022 Annual Meeting
    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.
  • Tipton Prairie
    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 […]
  • Kalsow Prairie
    Led by Bill Blankenship and Tom Scherer on June 25, 2022.
  • Pammel State Park
    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 […]
  • Kent Park Field Trip – Johnson County Iowa
  • Dinesen Prairie Field Trip
    Dinesen Prairie Preserve INPS Field Trip led by Glenn Pollock
  • Twin Oaks Field Trip
    Hosted by Ron Eckhoff and led by Tom Rosburg
  • Chichaqua