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The Local Scoop NANPS E-Newsletter Archive

  • The Local Scoop is Back!
  • #WeAreSpring – “Native Plants in Our Gardens”
  • ScoopAssist/Photog Wins Photo Contest
  • Native Plant Species – Grow Local Plant Native! – Add your Voice
  • NANPS Extra Plant Sales
  • Excursion to Warsaw Caves Conservation Area, Peterborough County
  • Through the Garden Gate: The Kingsway, Toronto
  • High Park Stewards Native Plant Sale
  • Toronto Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale
  • Let it Bee - Helping wild bees in the city
  • St. Williams Nursery Public Sale
  • Ontario Bioblitz - We are all Biodiversity
  • The 2014-15 NANPS Seed Exchange
  • Using Native Plants for Landscaped Constructed Wetlands and Alternative Waste and Stormwater Treatment
  • Jump into Spring
  • Canada Blooms
  • Seedy Saturday (Toronto Central)
  • Reviving Rare Plants at The Riverwood Conservancy
  • Seedy Sunday (Toronto Central)
  • Scarborough Seedy Saturday
  • Flowers and Food: Growing Edible Native Plants
  • GoWild - GrowWild 2015 Expo
  • Healing Gardens Workshop
  • NANPS Native Plant Sale
  • Gardening for Pollinators
  • Why go Native in our Urban Forest?
  • Winter Tree ID Tour
  • 2015 Pollination Guelph Symposium
  • Garry Oak Preserve Restoration
  • Winter Weed ID
  • Pesticides, parasites and pollinators: the impacts of environmental stressors on bees
  • NANPS Annual General Meeting and Fall Native Plant Rental Event
  • NANPS at EcoFair 2014
  • Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture Series
  • A Public Evening of Science and Stewardship on the Minesing Wetlands
  • Engaging In-Between Spaces - Toronto's First Summit on Laneways
  • Hess Lecture Weekend - Get Wild!
  • Fourth Annual Quimby F. Hess Lecture: The Importance of Insect Conservation
  • Liveable Cities: NYC-Toronto Growing Green
  • NANPS Speaker Series - Conserving The Rich Flora Of Eastern North America by Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth
  • NANPS Events and Volunteer Opportunities
  • YIMBY Festival
  • David Suzuki Foundation Park Crawl
  • David Wychwood Barns EcoFair
  • NANPS Bookstore Coordinator
  • NANPS Membership Offer – hurry, it ends soon!
  • Survey Says!
  • Spare the ‘Rod & Spoil the Goldenrod
  • Open Garden with Darcie McKelvey - Sunday September 7, 2014
  • The NANPS Awards: Nominate Someone Today!
  • Acorus Restoration Native Plant Nursery Sale
  • St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre's Fall Public Sale
  • NANPS AGM May 10, 2014
  • The Scoop is Evolving
  • Evergreen Brick Works and Ravine Tour
  • NANPS at Native Plant Sale
  • Native Plants: Beautiful, Important, Threatened
  • Gardening: Planting the Right Seeds for Biodiversity - Speaker: Paul LaPorte
  • Doors Open Tour
  • Native Plants: Beautiful, Important, Threatened - Speaker: John Oyston
  • High Park Stewards Native Plant Sale
  • Ontario Nature Social Media Challenge
  • Maple Leaf Forever Tree Project
  • Implications For Native Plants - Dawn Bazely
  • Ontario Place Park and Trail Meeting
  • Seedy Saturday/Sunday
  • Wildly interesting talks at Canada Blooms
  • Beaverton Historical Society AGM
  • OHA District 5 AGM – Natural Gardening – Back to Basics
  • Winter Tree Identification Tour
  • Botanical Artists of Canada 2014 Juried Exhibition (March 26 – April 6)
  • News Release – Ontario introduces the Invasive Species Act
  • Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture Series
  • NANPS call for volunteers
  • Annual Horticultural Open House
  • Seedy Saturday/Sunday
  • Society for Conservation Biology, Toronto Chapter is looking for volunteers to help pin specimens
  • Macrophotography of Insects
  • Environmental Stewards in the Community
  • The push to get native plants in Ontario Place Park
  • Emerald Ash Borer - Ontario Rare Woody Plant Program at Guelph Arboretum
  • Acorus Restoration Native Plant Nursery and Blazingstar Learning Centre, in Walsingham is for sale
  • World Wetlands Day 2014
  • Minesing Wetlands is the largest intact wetland in southern Ontario
  • Petition to send Margaret Atwood back to school
  • Pickering Airport back on the radar
  • Promoting Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape - Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture - Speaker: Scott Torrance, Landscape Architect
  • Using Native Plants for LEED Buildings - Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture
  • The 2013-14 NANPS Seed Exchange
  • Nature: Winter Tree ID
  • Ontario Place Revitalization
  • Environmental Stewards - in the University
  • 33rd Annual Guelph Organic Conference & Expo - Catching the Wave
  • Why Gardens Matter
  • North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Update
  • Give a thought... to Ontario Place Revitalization
  • Remember to become a member!
  • Nanps Annual General Meeting and Fall Native Plant Rental Event
  • Seed Collecting at Oak Hills Farm - Sunday October 6th, 2013
  • Planting the Right Seeds for Biodiversity - Tuesday October 8th, 2013
  • Gardening: Creating a Prairie Garden - Tuesday October 22, 2013
  • Let's put Ontario back in Ontario Place!
  • Taking a LEAF from the Book of Biodiversity Tree Tour - Wednesday, Oct 9th, 2013
  • Native Plants Presentation and Beach Garden Society October, 2013 General Meeting & Flower Show - Tuesday, October 15
  • Maple Leaf Forever Tree Tour - Saturday, October 26th, 2013
  • Plant Identification Workshop: Using Dichotomous Keys - Friday, November 15th, 2013
  • Canadian Wildlife Magazine's Reflections of Nature Photo Contest
  • Backus Woods, Shining Tree Woods & Acorus Restoration Nursery
  • Upcoming NANPS Event Dates to Consider
    • Gardening: Planting the Right Seeds for Biodiversity
    • NANPS AGM at Markham Civic Centre
    • Gardening: Creating a Prairie Garden
  • In Passing - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Jane Bowles on July 27th, 2013
  • Markham Civic Centre Pond Planting Part 2 - Saturday June 8th, 2013 10 a.m. to noon
  • NANPS infill project - What should the future of NANPS look like?
  • NANPS Award nominations - We offer awards in three categories
  • NANPS is no wallflower! - NANPS has ramped up the Social Media context
  • Going out in a Blaze of Glory! - The back issues of the Blazing Star newsletters from 2003 - 2011 (except one) have been planted on the NANPS web site
  • Cass Stabler comes on Board - new member to the Board, Cass is the Stewardship Coordinator for TRCA's Healthy Yards Program
  • NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale
  • The NANPS 2013 Winter Photo Competition: Native Plants in Winter has now closed
  • It's Spring and Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests is LEAFing out with many activities
  • A green alternative to plant fibre pots!
  • Give a hoot for the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance!
  • Bad Buckthorn
  • And something even scarier on the horizon - we can expect Lyme Disease to reach Toronto by 2020
  • NANPS Events
    • Mon. May 6 - Pollinator Gardens Galore Workshop – NANPS
    • Sat. May 11 - NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale & Fundraiser
    • Sat. May 18 - Spring Tours at TBG
    • Sat. June 1 - Markham-Unionville Greens AGM & Native Plant Exchange
    • Sat. June 8 - NANPS Markham Civic Centre Pond/Wildflower Planting
  • Other Events
    • TRCA Greening Your Garden Workshops Events in Markham
    • Opening of the Laura Secord Trail - Laura Secord Commemorative Walk
  • NANPS Lecture - When Good Plants Go Wild with John Oyston, NANPS Vice-President
  • NANPS Newsworthies
    • NANPS online plant order sales
    • 2013 Winter Photo Competition - Native Plants in Winter
    • Back Issues of Blazing Star - PDFs now available!
    • NANPS updates lists of Native Plant Societies across North America
    • NANPS online bookstore
  • Other Bits
    • City of Toronto News Release - Green Roofs & Biodiversity
    • Save the North Gwillimbury Forest
    • Toronto Parks Plan 2013-2017
  • Events - NANPS, City of Markham and others
  • Events Events
    • Wed. April 17 - NANPS Lecture - When Good Plants Go Wild (John Oyston, NANPS Vice-President)
    • Sat. April 27 - Tours of TBG - NANPS Exclusive - The Invasives Tour
    • Tues. April 30 - April EnviroChats: Native Plant Gardens (Paul LaPorte, NANPS President)
    • Mon. May 6 - Pollinator Gardens Galore Workshop - NANPS
    • Sat. May 11 - NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale & Fundraiser
    • Sat. June 1 - Markham-Unionville Greens AGM & Native Plant Exchange
    • Sat. June 8 - NANPS Markham Civic Centre Pond/Wildflower Planting
  • City of Markham - TRCA and the Healthy Yards Program Events
    • Greening Your Garden Workshops
    • Sat. April 20 - Get Started!
    • Sat. May 4 - Creating a Beautiful Garden with Native Plants
    • Sat. May 25 - Creating Rain Gardens and Dry Riverbeds
    • Sat. June 15 - Rain Barrels
  • RBG Workshops - June through September
    • Wetland Graminoid Identification (grasses, sedges, rushes), June 20-21
    • Grass Identification Workshop, July 11-12
    • Fern and Allies Identification Workshop, July 25-26
    • Aster and Goldenrod Identification Workshop, September 12-13
  • Other Events/Workshops Including Plant Sales
    • Ontario Nature - Our Special Spaces 2013
    • April 12-14 - Green Living Show
    • April 18-20 - Urban Forests & Political Ecologies - Celebrating Transdisciplinarity Conference
    • Sat. April 20 - Pocket Tree Tour - Toronto
    • April 22 - Earth Day
    • May 4-12, 2013 - National Wildflower Week
    • Sat. - Sun. May 4 - 5 - St. Williams Nursery Spring Public Native Plant Sale
    • Sat. May 11 - Out of the Ashes Tree Tour: Lessons From the Emerald Ash Borer
    • Sunday May 12 - High Park Stewards Annual Plant Sale
    • May 22, 23, 25 & 29 - LEAF Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Toronto
    • June 8, 12 & 15 - LEAF Tree Tenders Volunteer Training York Region
  • News
    • NANPS Plant Sale Pre-orders
    • Volunteer Opps
    • Passing of a Pioneer
    • NANPS enters Wiki
    • NANPS Director, John Oyston adds more letters to his name
    • ScoopAssist wins recognition
    • NANPS Photo contest
    • New director at Guelph Arboretum
    • The Roots of NANPS
  • Events
    • March 2 Seedy Saturday Vaughan
    • March 3 – 8 National Invasive Species Awareness Week
    • March 7 Green Roof Ecosystems: Designing green roofs with native plants: Mathis Natvik, MLA (see poster)
    • March 9 Seedy Saturday Brick Works 2013
    • March 10 Goodbye Standard Time, Hello Daylight Savings Time
    • March 15-24 (NANPS booth - March 20-24) Canada Blooms
    • March 16 Seedy Saturday – Scadding Court
    • March 28 Biodiversity in the City Workshop
    • March 28 Native Alternatives to Ornamental, Exotic Plants Talk
    • April 6 Pollination Guelph Pollination Symposium
    • April 10 Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: Next Steps
    • April 17 When Good Plants Go Wild: John Oyston, NANPS Director
    • April 27 Invasive and Native Plant Tours
    • Plant Identification Workshops at RBG this summer (June – September)
  • Promoting Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape - Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture - Speaker: Scott Torrance, Landscape Architect
  • Using Native Plants for LEED Buildings - Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture
  • The 2013-14 NANPS Seed Exchange
  • Nature: Winter Tree ID
  • Ontario Place Revitalization
  • Environmental Stewards - in the University
  • 33rd Annual Guelph Organic Conference & Expo - Catching the Wave
  • Why Gardens Matter
  • North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance Update
  • Seasonal Greetings From The Local Scoop
  • Alert - Natural Garden Exemption Bylaw Change Update Toronto City Council Meeting Tuesday November 27, 2012
  • NANPS AGM - October 20, 2012, Reminder
  • The NANPS Garden / Restoration Award winners
  • The 2012 Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Awards winners
  • NANPS AGM - October 20, 2012, proposed Quorum change - looking for new board members
  • Markham Civic Centre Pond Planting - Saturday September 29, 2012
  • Calendar Events:
    • NANPS bus tour of Carolinian Woods of SW Ontario - Sept 22, 2012
    • Prairie Day II at Alderville Black Oak Savanna - Sept 23, 2012
    • 2012 Halton Forest Festival Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) tour of woodlots - Oct 13, 2012
    • Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) AGM & Invasive Plants Symposium - Oct. 16, 2012
    • 2012 Ontario Land Trust Alliance (OLTA) Conference - Oct. 17, 2012
    • NANPS AGM - Oct. 20, 2012
    • Society for Ecological Restoration (SERA) Ontario Chapter AGM - Oct. 20-21, 2012
  • North American Native Plant Society Fall Tour - Carolinian Woods of SW Ontario - Saturday Sept 22, 2012
  • Shining Tree Woods Home of the Cucumber Tree Full Day Excursion 2012 - Saturday June 2, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Suzuki Louv in - an evening with scientist and broadcaster David Suzuki and Richard Louv
  • Green Infrastructure Ontario Update - an update on recent initiatives, including the release of Health, Prosperity and Sustainability: The Case for Green Infrastructure in Ontario
  • National Wildflower Week May 7-13 & Nanps Annual Spring Plant Sale & Fundraiser
  • Don't you wish we could celebrate National Wildflower Week like the New Yorkers?
  • NANPSter wins award! - The Monitoring the Moraine (MTM) Partners, EcoSpark and STORM Coalition, announced the 2012 Moraine Heroes
  • Over 50 Organisations speak out against the gutting of environmental laws in Ontario's budget bill
  • Invasive bamboo unleashed on the unsuspecting public in the U.S. to devastating consequences! Do not be tempted to buy running bamboo, Phyllostachys spp.
  • Ontario Invasive Plant Council's Countdown Campaign: "Look before you leave"
  • Coming Soon - Nothing adventured, nothing gained!
    • May 26 - Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society Native Plant Sale
    • June 2 - NANPS all-day venture to Norfolk County
    • Sept. 22 - NANPS adventure to Backus Woods
  • Scoop Gets New Digs - The Local Scoop has been reseeded and has launched a new look and a new face
  • NANPS near-Earth Day Experiences
    • First Garlic Mustard Pull of 2012 - Saturday April 21st, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Charlie Clifford Memorial Park Sprucewood Dr. (Bayview/Steeles Ave., Markham)
    • Special Earth Day deadheading of advance plant orders for the Annual NANPS Spring Plant Sale - midnight of Sunday April 22nd.
    • Lots of other activities are happening in the local area - The Scoop calendar
  • NANPS post-Earth Day Experiences
    • Exclusive pre-excursion Biodiversity Workshop held in Scarborough on Saturday May 5th followed by a chartered coach bus trip to NANPS property, Shining Tree Woods in Norfolk Co.
    • June 2nd, replete with supper and a visit to a native plant nursery, St. Williams Nursery & Ecology Centre.
    • Please spend some time weeding out an invasive species or working on a restoration project in your area. For 2012, our goal is 400 of 2,012 volunteer hours devoted to Shining Tree Woods.
    • Pledge financial support for each bag of garlic mustard removed. In 2011, 45 bags of garlic mustard were removed from Shining Tree Woods.
  • The Bruce Duncan Memorial Lecture Series - Lorraine Johnson - NANPSter, Editor, Author, City Farmer, Lecturer at York University
  • NANPS Annual Plant Sale Updates
  • The Pollinator Plot
    • Are you a virtual, social butterfly milkweed?
    • Project Migration - Red Admiral butterflies - eButterfly is now live and ready to accept Canadian butterfly records.
  • Ants in your Plants? - Dr. Kirsten Prior, a post-doc in Dr. Frederickson's lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at U of T needs our help.
  • ALERT from Ontario Nature - Changes to the provincial Endangered Species Act
  • Paul O'Hara - Go Native Now: Building Landscapes for Future Sustainability
  • Year End Stuffing – Green Giving - species at risk proposed Recovery Strategy - Cryptic Paw Lichen
  • Quick Calendar picks to wrap up the year - TV docs on TVO
  • Scoop’s New Year's Resolution
  • Robert Bateman Night
  • City of Toronto seeks public input for a new five-year plan for parks, trails and natural areas
  • Shell Fuelling Change
  • It's all about the plants - Green Giving in so many ways through charitable donations
    • NANPS
    • The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
    • Ontario Nature - Malcolm Bluff Shores - Protect your share
Foodstock and AGM Reminder
  • NANPS AGM & Plant Sale
  • NANPS Seed Exchange
  • Project Baseline - The U of T Koffler Scientific Reserve in King City will be the anchor location for the Canadian effort
    • Melancthon Mayhem
    • Escarpment Muse
    • The rain falls lamely on the Moraine – because it isn't protected!
  • Mail Melee
  • NANPS AGM
  • Torontonians: Petition to save Environmental and Urban Agriculture Programs!
  • Ontarians: Stop the Mega Quarry in Melancthon Twp.
  • The Local Scoop has a bold new look, but everything is still there
  • Keswick Call for help
  • Paul Heydon - Free Presentation: The Understory - The Forgotten Forest Layer with Understory Teller
  • An Overstory of Sorts - Mentor needed for butterfly garden in Keswick, Maskinonge River Recovery Project (MRRP)
  • Cedar Valley Park Pull 'n' Plant! Event - Friends of Cedar Valley community action group in Markham
  • All Stories can apply from across North America - NANPS "Plant of the Month" suggestions needed
    • July 1 - Native Acer Species Day
    • July 5 - Hunter's Point Wildlife Park Wildflower Planting, Richmond Hill
    • July 6 - The Understory - The Forgotten Forest Layer, Toronto
    • July 10 - Cedar Valley Park Pull 'n' Plant, Markham
    • July 31 - Nomination deadline for NANPS Garden/Restoration Awards
    • Sept 1 - Nomination deadline for NANPS Volunteer of the Year Award
    • Sept 24 - NANPS Tour of Markham
    • Oct 22 - NANPS AGM
  • NANPS Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser
  • Free presentations
    • Vicki Beard - Making it Work. How to Create Pollinator Habitat in Your City
    • Colleen Cirillo - Invasive Garden Plants
  • On the Mark - Mark Cullen includes NANPS in his column in the Toronto Star on April 30th
  • NANPS Weekender Weedender Bender at Shining Tree Woods, May 13-15th
  • Another Greenspace still threatened - Friends of the Concord West Greenspace
  • These dates are closer than they appear
    • May 5 - RBG Auxiliary Plant Sale
    • May 6 - NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale set-up
    • May 7 - NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale in Markham
    • May 8 - The High Park Community Advisory Council Plant Sale
    • May 11-15 - TBG's Annual Plant Sale
    • May 13-15 - NANPS 1st Weekend Weedend at Shining Tree Woods
    • May 29 - NANPS at the 13th Annual Richmond Hill Mill Pond Splash
    • June 3 - 5th Annual Carden Nature Festival
    • June 4 - NANPS at Connecting People with Plants, Humber College
  • Scoop Art "The annual dead heading of (plant sale) advance orders"
  • NANPS Plant Sale News
  • These dates are closer than they appear
    • April 15-17 – Green Living Show, Toronto
    • April 16 – Walk on the Wild Side, Pickering
    • April 17 – 1st Seedy Sunday in York Region, Aurora
    • April 18 – Free Workshop - Your Green Yard, Brampton
    • April 22 – EARTH DAY
    • April 22 – Life in the City - A Nature Walk in the Heart of Toronto, ROM
    • April 23 – Workshop - Photography in the wild, King Cit
    • April 26-27 – Conference - Soils and Urban Trees, TBG
    • April 26 – Wildflowers: Bringing Beauty and Biodiversity into the Garden, TBG
    • April 27 – Thickson's Woods Walk, Pickering
    • April 27 – Solutions from the Underground: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
    • April 30 – One Day Tree Seedling Sale, Dufferin County
    • April 30 – The Weird but Wonderful World of Insects, TBG
    • April 30 – Seedy Saturday at Everdale, Hillsburgh
    • April 30 – A Taste of RBG - Serving Up Our Gardens, RBG
  • NANPS Speakers' Series - Martin Galloway - Native Plants in our Day to Day Lives. Changing the Culture
  • NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale Online Pre-ordering Update
  • NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale – May 7th
  • Save the Plants, Save the World ... by May 22nd
  • These dates are closer than they appear
    • April 1 – Life on the edge: the impacts of global warming on range limits (plant ecology) at U of T
    • April 2 – Learning to Live with the River: Our River Our Health, Guelph
    • April 5 – Lecture – Going Green in the Garden: Sustainable Strategies for Ontario Home Landscapes at U of Guelph
    • April 6 – Transformations: Parking Lots, Plants and Paradise, R.H. Adrienne Clarkson at the TBG
    • April 8 – Urban Wildlife Habitat Gardening workshop at Guelph Arboretum
    • April 8 – Bringing Nature Home with Doug Tallamy at the ROM
  • NANPS Speakers' Series - by Mark Carabetta - Unique Plants of the Malcolm Bluff Shores, Niagara Escarpment
  • On The Scoop Front - Scoop calendar launched
  • Canada Blooms is coming up soon - volunteers needed
  • NANPS Spring Plant Sale Coming Soon
  • A Treebuncle Dropped From The Heavens
  • Wayward Shoots
    • Alert Ontario Nature - Send in your comments
    • Calling All Groups - NANPS will be sending the 25th Anniversary
    • Mary Lake Update
    • Only in the U.S. you say – pity! Interactive USDA Hardiness Zone Map
    • NEW! Draft Habitat Regulations
    • Send them up the creek…without a paddle! - licensing non-profit groups using water craft such as canoes and kayaks
The Local Scoop - March 2011 - Article 1
The Local Scoop - March 2010 - Article 2
  • Reminder - Speakers' Series Event Tomorrow!
    • Sean Fox - Rare Native Woody Plants of Ontario
    • Mark Carabeta - Unique Native Plants of the Malcolm Bluff Shores, Niagara Escarpment
    • Martin Galloway - Native Plants in our Day to Day Lives. Changing the Culture.
  • Canada Blooms - MARCH 16-20
  • Save Mary Lake
  • February Events, Seminars, Courses, Workshops
    • Walking Tour: Winter Tree Identification Toronto Urban Forestry
    • Distribution and ecosystem effects of earthworms in a Central Ontario forest – are invasive earthworms a threat?
    • Urban Environments: People, Plants, and Pollution Will Wilson, Duke University
    • Toronto Botanical Garden's Annual Horticultural Open House Spring into action and join NANPS for the event
    • Edwards Lecture Series: Romance with Trees Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds
    • Pollination Guelph Annual Symposium
    • Stewardship Forum 2011 This year's theme is "Reflections on the Year of Biodiversity”
    • Sean Fox - Lecture - Elm Recovery Project
  • NANPS Speaker's Series
    • Sean Fox - Rare Native Woody Plants of Ontario
    • Mark Carabeta - Unique Native Plants of the Malcolm Bluff Shores, Niagara Escarpment
    • Martin Galloway - Native Plants in our Day to Day Lives. Changing the Culture.
    • Also in the pipevine:
      • Northumberland Land Trust Lecture Series – "Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative"
      • Edwards Lecture Series: "When Native Plants Are Not the Answer"
      • Official Launch of "The International Year of Forests 2011"
      • Get the Jump on Spring
      • Edwards Lecture Series: "Romance with Trees"
      • "Elm Recovery Project"
      • Edwards Lecture Series: "Transformations: Parking Lots, Plants and Paradise."
      • "Bringing Nature Home" - ROM Auditorium
    • NANPS Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser
    • New Service for speakers and gardening groups - Great Garden Speakers
    • For the artistically inclined:
  • Botanical Art with Coloured Pencils
  • Botanical Art 101
  • Conifers: Terrific Non-Seasonal Plants with James E. Eckenwalder (U of T)
  • NANPS Project ...We would like to compile a "Do NOT Buy" list of potentially invasive species
  • The high winds that beset Toronto the night before the NANPS Prairie tour took its toll (on the Scoop's car)
  • Scoop Art: The high winds that beset Toronto the night before the NANPS Prairie tour took its toll
  • The Scoop Goes Down Under
  • Seed Collection Workshop this Saturday in the lovely Rouge Valley, amid the splendour of fall colours
  • Native Seed Collection Workshop/Certificate
  • Fall 2010 Edwards Lectures Series - Toronto Botanical Garden
  • Botanical Artists of Canada Second Annual Art Exhibition
  • Scoop Art: "Performance Anxiety"
Fall For NANPS Events - Not The Local Scoop - Just a blast!
  • NANPS Northumberland County Fall Prairie Tour Saturday September 25th, 2010
  • Only Two More Weeks To ... NANPS AGM & Fall plant sale
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, author of The Silence of the Songbirds & The Bird Detective
  • NANPS October Events
    • Native Seed Collection Workshop
    • Bringing Nature Home with Douglas Tallamy
    • "When Native Plants Are Not the Answer" with Belinda Gallagher from the RBG
    • Coming soon ... Shining Tree Woods - garlic mustard/tree survey in late October - mid November
  • Other Events, courses, and workshops
    • Ajax in Bloom Awards Presentation Speaker: Christina Sharma - Founder and Director of Project CHIRP!
    • For the Fungi at heart ... Wild Mushrooms in Not-So-Wild Places with Richard Aaron
    • LEAF - Quick & Easy Tree I.D.
    • Walk and Talk about Using Native Plants with Liz Hood
    • Songbirds and Migration: Making the Connection
    • Mushrooms on the Moraine
    • Finding the Forest for the Trees
    • Bringing Birds to your Urban Oasis
    • Conifers: Terrific Non-Seasonal Plants with James E. Eckenwalder (U of T)
  • NANPS Northumberland County Fall Prairie Tour - no tall tales but a lot of tall grass and "weeds"
  • NANPS Awards - get your nominations in!
  • 404 Plant Rescue - The Scoop thanks the Scoopers
  • Events, Workshops and Courses - dig in!
  • Scoop summer reading - A Natural Selection
  • Scoopologically Speaking
Fall For NANPS Events - Not The Local Scoop - Just a blast!
  • Native plants in danger - rescue mounted for this Sunday - get your scoops out!
NANPS Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser
  • Markham Civic Centre 101 Town Centre Boulevard - Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Events
    • NANPS: Volunteer for restoration activities
      • Charlie Clifford Park/Grandview Park restoration days - Saturday, May 15
      • Shining Tree Woods Join us for a look at spring wildflowers and a garlic mustard pull - Saturday, May 22
    • High Park VSP Native Plant Sale - May 9 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Greenhouses
    • LEAF's 6th Annual Leslieville Tree Festival - Saturday, May 15 from 12-4 p.m.
    • LEAF's Fourth Annual Celebration - June 11 from 7-10 p.m. at the Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • Nature Walks and Workshops - Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill
    • Botanical Art Courses - Art 101: June 21-25 - Art with Coloured Pencils: July 5-9 - Watercolour Technique: July 12-16
NANPS Plant sale pre-orders online and last Speakers' Series presentation
  • NANPS Plant Sale Advanced Online Ordering Now!
  • Don't Forget - Last Presentation of The Season - "Rare Native Plant Gems" or Species at Risk by Jane Bowles
  • It's Practically Here! NANPS Annual Plant Sale
  • Enjoy free presentations:
    • 11:30 a.m. - Rachel Gagnon: Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants
    • 12:30 p.m. - Gavin Trevelyan: Prairie Plants for Your Garden
  • On hand will be two Master Gardeners, plus Paul Heydon and Ashley Baron (Native Plant Source) to field question
  • And if you miss out on the NANPS plant sale... High Park VSP Native Plant Sale
"Where irreverence is as common as goldenrod" (...as long as it isn't cut down)
  • What's in this Scoop? - We unearth every Gardener's threat
  • Welcome to The Age of Enheightenment
  • Tall Grass & Weeds: One of Toronto's Most Threatened Habitats
  • Natural Garden Exemption: I did it my way…
  • When is a hedge or shrub a fence? When the City of Toronto says so!
  • There's a bustle in your hedgerow...and you should be alarmed now
  • Goldenrod – Declared "Weed of The Year" by The Local Scoop
  • The City is out of whack and run by Weed Whackers
  • The City needs some strong medicine to get better. Could this be the cure or should the City seek a second opinion?
  • The Scoop has some predictions if the City of Toronto keeps sliding down the slippery slope of status quo
  • Scoop Snippet - Mon cherie - Frost damaged or broken branches of chokecherry release cyanide
  • Battle of the Weeds to hit the screen
  • NANPS Calendar of Events
    • Dan Bissonnette Naturalized Landscape Design Workshop - Saturday, April 10
    • Volunteers Needed For Invasive Species Control
      • Shining Tree woods - next excursion Saturday, April 17th
      • Charlie Clifford Memorial Park/Grandview Park - starting Saturday, May 15th
  • Last Chance To Order Plants Before The Sale: April 18th
NANPS Call For Volunteers
  • Call out for Volunteers
    • Speakers' Series: Toronto Botanical Gardens (TBG)
    • Getting a Jump on Spring
    • Wychwood Barns, Seedy 'Saturday'
    • Canada Blooms
NANPS Speakers' Series reminder
  • Janine McLeod - "Tallgrass Prairie: One of Canada's Most Threatened Native Habitats - the Alderville Savanna"
  • NANPS Calendar of Events
    • Getting the Jump on Spring (TBG)
    • Seedy Sunday (Wychwood Barns)
    • Canada Blooms
    • Shining Tree Woods Working Excursion
  • Coming Very Soon - Online ordering for the NANPS Annual Plant Sale and the next edition of The Local Scoop
  • NANPS Calendar of Events
NANPS calendar of events and a need to plant volunteers
  • NANPS January To March Volunteers Needed
    • Speakers' Series: Allies in Protecting the Environment: First Nations and the Land
    • NANPS at Curran Hall Community's Winterfest
    • Guelph Organic Conference
    • Seedy Saturday Pickering
    • Speakers' Series: Tallgrass Prairie: One of Canada's Most Threatened Native Habitats - the Alderville Savanna
    • NANPS at Getting the Jump on Spring
    • Seedy 'Saturday' Toronto
    • NANPS Booth at Canada Blooms
    • Shining Tree Woods Working Excursion (invasive plant removal)
Gardens under attack council meetings tomorrow please send email/fax support letters
  • To All Gardeners Or Friends Of Gardens - two deputations from NANPS members are to be heard on the same day
  • Doug Smith - 156 Wincott Drive Hedge Issue
  • Diane Way - 144 Manor Road East Natural Garden Issue
North American Native Plant Society Speakers' Series 2010
  • Paul General - NANPS Speakers' Series - "Allies in Protecting the Environment: First Nations and the Land"
  • Coming Soon:
    • Janine McLeod - "Tallgrass Prairie: One of Canada's Most Threatened Native Habitats - the Alderville Savanna"
    • Jane Bowles - "Rare Native Plant Gems or Species at Risk"
Where life is Celastrus
  • Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! Happy Holidays or Festivus for the rest of us!
  • Ghosts from the Past
  • Ghosts from The Present
  • Ghosts from The Future
  • E-FLASH: - Diane Way - turned down for an application under the native plant garden exemption
  • PARTING SHOOTS IN THE PIPEVINE
    • Town of Markham has granted NANPS funding for an Invasive Species Awareness Program
    • LEED for Weeds: New Program Will Rate Green Landscapes
The Local Scoop - December 2009 – Article 1
The Local Scoop - December 2009 – Article 2
SCARY Scoop! - The Hallowe'ed Edition
  • Happy Harvest & Hallowmas!
  • The Age of Entitlement
  • Victory Garden – a little justiceweed (Eupatorium leucolepis) for all
  • Case battle Part 1: NANPS vs Scotts
  • Case battle Part 2: The Rebuttal
  • Hallowe'ed Costumes
  • Parting Shoots - SEED EX, Plantopsy of the AGM, 25th Anniversary, etc.
  • Compost Square - definitely something different cooking in the composter!
The Local Scoop - October 2009 - Article 1
The Local Scoop - October 2009 - Article 2
The Local Scoop - October 2009 - Article 3
The Local Scoop - October 2009 - The Rebuttal to the Ad
The Local Scoop - October 2009 - Article 4
The Local Scoop - October 2009 - Article 5
The Local Scoop - October 2009 - Article 6
NANPS Annual General Meeting 2009
  • HP Volunteer Stewardship Program Planting - Saucy High Jinks Grenadier Café, High Park, Toronto
  • 2009 Healthy Landscape Community Garden Tour - Sunday, September 20
  • NANPS Fall Restoration Event - Charlie Clifford Memorial Park, Thornhill
  • Project CHIRP! Educational Songbird Garden Tour
  • U of T Nature Walk - Koffler Scientific Reserve, Joker's Hill, Aurora - Trees and Fungi: Friends or Foes?
  • Miraculous Migrants: Why Songbird Conservation Begins at Home! - Presentation at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • Carolinian Canada Coalition Forum 2009 - Caring for Our Coast: Point Pelee National Park
  • Scoop Summer Synopsis - When it rains, it pours. From aphid rain to acorn showers - what a summer we had!
  • Parting Shoot - Chalk up another reason to love our native species
The Local Scoop - September 2009 - Article 1
The Local Scoop - September 2009 - Article 2
Call To Action: Garlic Mustard Pull And Periwinkle Smother - Charlie Clifford Memorial Park 2
  • Can't think of anything to do this summer? Don't get your knickers in a knotwood! Come out and pull for a good cause.
  • Reminder: Annual Awards, deadline looming - NANPS Native Plant Garden/Restoration Award
  • Nature Walk: Bugs by the Bushel: The Diversity of Insects Around Us
  • Early Fall - A NANPS excursion
  • NANPS AGM (Annual General Meeting) - Markham Civic Centre
  • Nature Walk: Trees and Fungi: Friends or Foes?
On the menu in this issue of The Scoop are a number of tasty offerings
  • Project Chirp Spring Songbird Garden Tour - Saturday, June 13
  • Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society Annual Plant Sale in Guelph - Saturday, June 13
  • Acorus Talk in Walsingham: Beginners Plant Identification with Paul Morris - Saturday, June 13
  • Charlie Clifford Memorial Park - Thornhill - Sunday, June 14
  • Leslieville Tree Festival - Leslie Grove Park - Saturday, June 20
  • Markham Green Neighbourhoods workshop: Designing Beautiful Gardens with Native Plants - Tuesday, June 23
  • Tour of Pomona Mills Park & Ukrainian Church Dinner - Thornhill - Thursday, June 25
  • Summer intensive botanical art courses at Swansea Town Hall with the Chair of the Botanical Artists of Canada
  • NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale Extravaganza Next Saturday - May 9th
  • The Local Scoop Contest Winners
  • NANPS Member Service Health Announcement - choosing plants for infill projects for your particular garden conditions
  • Lost but Found - Aethusa cynapium, an introduced species
  • Truth in Advertising? - Scotts Canada roundup ad
  • In Passing - Professor Fred Urquhart
  • Dates on Tap - Lorraine Johnson, The Natural Treasures of Carolinian Canada, May 3rd - NANPS Plant Sale, May 9th
First email
  • NANPS Speaker Series - Todd Irvine - Last one of the series! Native Trees of Southern Ontario
  • It's All about the Earth/terroir - this Weekend - Earth Hour Saturday March 28, 2009
  • Downsview Park's Annual Earth Day Festival - Sunday, April 26, 2009
  • Toronto Field Naturalists Natural History Multimedia Lectures - The Natural Treasures of Carolinian Canada - Sunday May 3, 2009
  • NANPS Annual Spring Plant Sale Extravaganza Saturday, May 9th
  • The Local Scoop 1st Anniversary Contest for Members Only!
  • Memories of NANPS - 25th Anniversary is approaching
  • Reward Offered - The Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Award - Native Plant Garden/Restoration Award
Reminder email
  • The Natural Order - advanced order deadline is this Sunday, April 19
  • Scoop Contest - Win a Plant or Two
  • NANPS Annual Plant Sale Saturday, MAY 9th Markham Civic Centre
  • Taxus canadensis - perennials, trees and shrubs are eligible for a tax credit
  • A Licence to Buy - NANPS will be issuing tax receipts for the HRTC at the Plant Sale
  • More Dirt - Return to Sender - Post Office Hijinx
  • Home, Home on the Range - management planning process for the Holland Landing Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve
  • Dates on Tap - Earth Day - Annual Earth Day Festival - TFN lecture
  • Dr. Nina Katalin Barabas -Echinacea and Beyond
  • Todd Irvine - Native Trees of Southern Ontario - previous speaker Ken Parker cancelled - replaced by Dr. Nina K. O'Barabas
  • NANPS Health Service Announcement - Botanical Art 101 & Botanical Art with Coloured Pencils at Swansea Town Hall
  • NANPS Speaker Series - Dr. Laurence Packer - The Importance of Bees
  • Denis Flanagan & Charles Kinsley - Coming next month! Gardening Trends
  • ENEWS ALERT NANPS is exhibiting at the Guelph Organic Conference January 24 - 25
  • NANPS Speakers Series - Martin Galloway - The Secret Life of Plants
  • Dr. Laurence Packer - The Importance of Bees
  • NANPS Year End Stuff
  • NANPS Speaker Series - Martin Galloway - The Secret Life of Plants
  • Dr. Laurence Packer - The Importance of Bees
  • NANPS Year End Stuff
  • NANPS Speaker Series - Paul Heydon & Gavin Miller -Invasive Species of the Toronto Area
  • NANPS Annual General Meeting Agenda at Toronto Botanical Gardens - First email and Reminder
Events, Excursion & AGM - September 2008
  • Excursion to Arthur Langford Nature Reserve, Jackson Gunn Old Growth Forest & Restoration Site
  • NANPS Annual General Meeting, Toronto Botanical Gardens (formerly known as Edwards Gardens)
  • NANPS Speakers Series - Toronto Botanical Gardens
    • Paul Heydon & Gavin Miller - Invasive species of the Toronto area - What and where they are and how we can prevent their spread.
    • Martin Galloway - Secret Life of Plants - what goes on in gardens beyond the naked eye.
    • Denis Flannigan & Charles Kinsley - Gardening Trends over the past 200 years, their influences and how they are in the midst of change today.
    • GREEN Gardening
      Ken Parker - A Joint Venture with Nature. Learn how to incorporate native species in the home landscape from a leading industry expert.
    • Todd Irvine - Native Trees of Southern Ontario - helpful tree identification tips, basic tree physiology, and some personal anecdotes.
  • May 3
    • Wild Things with Wings at the Brick Works
    • Workshops by NANPS Darcie McKelvey
      • Using native plants to attract bees
      • Native plant seed starting
  • May 4
    • NANPS Plant Rescue Alert! 16th Ave. and Hwy 404
    • High Park Community Advisory Council - Volunteer Stewardship Program (VSP) Native Plant Sale
  • May 10
    • NANPS & The Most Amazing Plant Sale Ever! Markham Civic Centre - be there!
  • May 11
    • Lorraine Johnson presentation
  • June 6 - 8
    • Carden Nature Festival joins with Ontario Nature AGM
NANPS Plant Sale and Expo - May 10 2008
  • members version
  • non-members version
  • 10 Reasons why you need to attend the NANPS Plant Sale