Santa Fe


President: Thomas Antonio (505-690-5105) tom ‘at’

Chapter Representative: Thomas Antonio (505-690-5105) tom ‘at’

Membership Chair: Joan West, joanwest1 ‘at’


Chapter Reports

2015 Santa Fe Chapter Report

2014 Santa Fe Chapter Report

2013 Santa Fe Chapter Report

2012 Santa Fe Chapter Report

2011 Santa Fe Chapter Report

The 2011 Annual Meeting: Honoring the Past, Preparing for the Future was presented by the Santa Fe Chapter

2011 Program Guide (pdf format)

2008 Santa Fe Chapter Report

Scheduled Events for 2016

The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico normally meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM; however, we usually do not meet for lectures in the summer.  We make every effort to announce each meeting on this website, so please check here before coming.

We meet at Christ Lutheran Church, which is located in the triangle of Old Pecos Trail, St Michael’s Drive and Arroyo Chamiso @ 1701 Arroyo Chamiso. It is directly across the street from Fire Station #4.

January 20 Steven J. Cary, Community Naturalist & Volunteer Coordinator Randall Davey Audubon Center & Wildlife Sanctuary: “Gardening for Caterpillars: the Whys and Hows”

February 17  Kathryn Kennedy Regional Botanist for the US Forest Service- “Our Vulnerable Flora: Foundations for its Future”

March 23 Bob Pennington, owner of Agua Fria Nursery, entitled: “Why Grow Natives?”   Bob and and his wife,Jeni, were in the very first class of New Mexico Certified Nursery Professionals.  Bob teaches classes regularly through the SFCC Continuing Education Department.  He was president of the American Penstemon Society, a founding member and past board member of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, a founding member and current board member of the Eriogonum Society, current co-chair of the New Mexico Chapter of the Colorado Nursery Green-house Association, and instructor for the New Mexico Nursery Professional Certification program.  Besides still working at Agua Fria Nursery, Bob is Co-Host of Bob’s Botanical Garden Radio show, every  Saturday on KTRC,1260 am 8-9 am

April 20  An overview by Larry Littlefield of the Littlefield and Pearl Burns’ new book, Wildflowers of the Northern and Central Mountains of New Mexico”


Saturday July 2nd  Bob Sivinski will lead a trip to the Simon’s Ranch at La Cienega. We will be joining members of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden for this trip.

This trip is limited to 15 NPSNM people and NPSNM members have priority. email Tom Antonio  (tom ‘at’ to be put on the list.
We will carpool at 9 AM and will be back in Santa Fe before lunch.

Sunday July 10th Chick Keller will lead a trip to Holy Ghost Canyon in Pecos.

Leave at 8:00 AM carpool from the K-Mart Parking lot area near to St. Michael’s Dr. entrance.  Plan on being back to Santa Fe by early afternoon.

Sunday July 17th  Dr. Larry Littlefield will lead a trip to the Santa Fe Ski Basin

Leave at 8:30 AM carpool from Sprouts parking lot in the DeVargas Mall.  We will be back in Santa Fe probably before lunch.

Field Trip Etiquette:

Please be on time we will leave promptly at the indicated time. NO PETS PERMITTED
Please bring water, sunscreen, hat, walking shoes and snacks.  Bring lunch for longer field trips.  The Native Plant Society requires you sign a Release of Liability Form (I will bring copies for you to sign) also read the Rules of Field Conduct and Field Ethics.   Both on our website

September 21 Meeting: Jennifer Dann, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager for NM State Forestry, entitled,  “The Management Challenge of New Mexico’s Historic Community Forests.”

Wednesday, October 19 Meeting: Panayoti Kelaidis,
 Director of Outreach, Denver Botanic Gardens. “Cacti & Succulents for the Rock Garden”   This meeting is a collaboration with the Santa Fe Cactus and Succulent Club.


Driving Directions to meetings

Take I-25 to Santa Fe.
Exit Old Pecos Trail.
Follow Old Pecos Trail to the “Y” formed by St. Michael’s Drive and Old Pecos Trail.
Bear left onto St. Michael’s Drive.
At the NEXT stoplight, turn right onto Arroyo Chamiso.
Go about 50 yards and turn right into our parking lot.
The Church is located directly across from Fire Station #4.


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