Taos

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President: Claudia Bianca (575-751-4551575-751-4551) seeublink ‘at’ aol.com

Vice President: Sallie Hoops (575-776-0860575-776-0860) taos800 ‘at’ aol.com

Secretary: Diana Rushing (361-463-9855361-463-9855) fultonbirder ‘at’ yahoo.com

Treasurer: Martha Brown (575-779-5127575-779-5127) mabphoto ‘at’ aol.com

Membership Chair: Sallie Hoops (575-776-0860575-776-0860) taos800 ‘at’ aol.com

Chapter Representative: Jan Martenson (575-751-0511) 331jrm.78 ‘at’ gmail.com


Taos Chapter History here


Chapter Reports

2013 Taos Chapter Report

2012 Taos Chapter Report

2011 Taos Chapter Report


Taos Chapter Files Page


2014 Schedule for NPSNM – Taos Chapter (PDF)

************************* GENERAL INFORMATION ************************

TALKS are sponsored by the Taos Chapter of the Native Plants Society of New Mexico (NPSNM-Taos) and are held in the El Taoseno Room in the Taos Convention Center at 120 Civic Plaza Drive from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, March through November. Our talks are free and open to the public. Please join us and bring your friends! For more information or to join, please send an email to: taos800@aol.com.

FIELD TRIPS/HIKES (HALF DAY & ALL DAY) are free and open to the public. Details follow below. Please bring plenty of water, comfortable walking shoes, snack/lunch, sunscreen, hat and a smile!

WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL FIELD TRIPS may require fees and/or reservations. See our Schedule below.

NOTE: Our schedule is subject to change, so please check the following links for updates.

  • Chapter webpage (URL = http://www.npsnm.org/about/chapters/taos/)
  • Facebook page (URL = https://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-Plant-Society-New-Mexico-Taos-Chapter/453033774707876)

**************************** OUR SCHEDULE ****************************

MAR 19 (Talk): Attend a talk presented by Mark Schuetz, owner of Watershed Dynamics, entitled “Forest Health, Native Plants and New Mexico’s Water.” (El Taoseno room of Coronado Hall, Taos Convention Center). NOTE: If you missed this Talk, access the following URL to view the video: http://youtu.be/oj25oEXHje8.

APR 16 (Talk): Attend a talk presented by Linda Wiener, “The Bug Lady,” entitled “Identifying and Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden.” (El Taoseno room of Coronado Hall, Taos Convention Center)

MAY 17 (ALL DAY Field Trip): Members carpool to Santa Fe for a native plant buying trip at local nurseries. Become a member!

MAY 21 (Talk): Attend a talk by Teralene (Terry) Fox, Storyteller and retired Ecologist for the Los Alamos National Labs, entitled “Out of the Ashes: The Story of Recovery of the Landscape after Wildfire.” (El Taoseno room of Coronado Hall, Taos Convention Center)

Summer Native Plant Sales: Purchase native plants, grown and nurtured in our greenhouse! Based on the volume of native plants produced, we will have at least one Farmers Market sale for the Public and several Members Only sales at our greenhouse. Become a member!

JUNE 14 (ALL DAY Field Trip): Learn about alpine plants on a Wheeler Peak hike with David Witt.

Mid to Late JUNE (Garden Tour): Gardens in Progress Tour for MEMBERS ONLY. Tour the gardens of private homes on the north side of Taos to learn how easily you can integrate beautiful, low maintenance native plants into your landscape. At the end of the tour, enjoy a potluck lunch at the last home. The tour is usually set for a Thursday or Friday. Become a member!

JULY 12 (ALL DAY Field Trip): Join us for a hike to Pedernal with our botanist, Dr. John Ubelaker.

AUG 16 (ALL DAY Field Trip): Join us for a hike to Williams Lake in the Taos Ski Valley with Dr. John Ubelaker and David Witt. Learn about and identify native plants along the way.

AUG through NOV: Members and friends alike are encouraged to begin harvesting native plant seeds during these months. How? Place seeds in paper envelopes or sacks, label with the common name (botanical if known), collection date, and then seal. For larger seed heads or large quantities, place them in a paper bag, seal and label. When collecting in the wild, take no more than 10% of seeds in a given plant stand. Bring your seeds to our meetings, give to a NPSNM member or drop them off at our Greenhouse. We appreciate your help! Become a member!

SEPT 13 (HALF DAY Field Trip): Join us for a hike to Italianos Canyon to view fall colors and identify plants with our botanist, Dr. John Ubelaker and David Witt.

SEPT 17 (Talk): To be determined.

SEPT 20 (ALL DAY Field Trip): Join us for a tour of Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in Santa Fe and nature walk with botanist Bob Sivinski. Fee: $5 per person.

SEPT 27, Saturday (Workshop): Hands-on workshop with Dr. Jack Carter entitled, “New Mexico Trees and Shrubs”. For more information and/or updates, check our Chapter webpage or Facebook page (refer to the General Information section above for clickable links or URLs).

OCT 15, Wednesday (Talk): Attend a talk by Daniela Roth, Program Coordinator for New Mexico State Forestry, entitled “Endangered Plants in New Mexico.” (El Taoseno room of Coronado Hall, Taos Convention Center)

NOV 19, Wednesday (Annual Social & Election of 2015 Officers): Members gather to celebrate the season, socialize and elect officers for the following year. Become a member! Become an officer so you can help lead next year’s activities! (El Taoseno room of Coronado Hall, Taos Convention Center) Become a member!

If you have any questions or would like to join, please send an email to: taos800@aol.com.

NOTE: Our schedule is subject to change, so please check the following links for updates.

  • Chapter webpage (URL = http://www.npsnm.org/about/chapters/taos/)
  • Facebook page (URL = https://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-Plant-Society-New-Mexico-Taos-Chapter/453033774707876)

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