Welcome to the Albuquerque Chapter
Our monthly, public meetings are currently in person at the UNM Continuing Eduction Building, 1634 University Ave NE. They are free, and there is plenty of free parking. Masks are currently optional at UNM Continuing Education, and you may bring water for yourself if you wish. Snacks may be available if brought by volunteers.
Meetings may move to a new location in 2023, so watch for email announcements or check here any day after Christmas for an update.
Meetings begin at 7 p.m. usually on the first Wednesday of each month except August and December, and they are open to the public. Questions about meetings or the speakers can be sent to our program coordinator Sara Keeney at abq "at" npsnm.org.
If we announce that a Zoom connection is available, you may join meetings between 6:50 (no earlier) and 7:00 p.m. by clicking on the link, then click "allow" for Zoom to start up, and "agree" if asked to join with computer audio. You may have to wait briefly to be admitted by the host. The longer it is after 7 p.m.when you connect, the longer you may have to wait to be noticed by the host. Please remain muted during the meeting unless there is a specific need for you to speak to the entire group, otherwise the program may be interrupted by your background noise and feedback.
In addition to officially organized field trips, members are encouraged to continue getting outside for exercise, sunshine, and native plant appreciation. Please minimize wear and tear on the terrain and vegetation by staying on the trail and going single file if it is narrow. We invite you to join our members-only Facebook group: Native Plant Soc. of NM, Albuquerque Chapter and post your observations or your invitations to informal hikes in advance for others to join you.
Upcoming Events in Albuquerque
Rio Grande Nature Center Education Building, 2901 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
- President: Carol Conoboy
- Vice President: Tom Stewart
- Program Chair: Sara Keeney
- Secretary: Dara Saville
- Treasurer: Pam McBride
- Representative to State Board: Judith Phillips
- Field Trip Coordinator: Lee Regan
- Membership: Ann-Marie Yaroslaski
- Newsletter Editor: Diane Stevenson
- Conservation Issues Coordinator: Volunteer needed!
- Books: Lee Regan
- Communications: Carmen Alexander
- Publicity: Janet Mura
- Tabling Events (Outreach) Coordinator: Volunteer needed!
Flower Identification Tools
Wildflowers of New Mexico (George Miller)
Southwest Environmental Information Network -- SEINet (best searched using Google with a known plant name, and adding "SEINET" in the search)
Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness (Russ Kleinman)
New Mexico Flora Patrick Alexander's Photo Index
Albuquerque Area Plant Lists
Here are plants you might enjoy seeing on walks in our region, some within Albuquerque city limits. Of course, not all plants will be noticeable or in flower at any given time, depending on season and rainfall.
- Las Conchas, Jemez Falls Lenore Goodell
- Oxbow Sandbar on the Rio Grande Lenore Goodell
- Quarai National Monument, NPS Pam McBride and Judith Phillips
- Three Gun Spring Trail, Cibola National Forest by Jim McGrath, includes directions to the trailhead.
- Sandia Crest Flowering Plants, April - June George Miller
- Sandia Crest Flowering Plants, July - September George Miller
- Tecolote Trail Plant List Pam McBride
- Narrows Rim Trail checklist in El Malpais, Pam McBride
- Hamilton Mesa - Pecos Wilderness George Miller
- Petroglyph National Monument - Rinconada Canyon by Lenore Goodell
- North Diversion Channel Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail (paved) urban wildflowers
- Checklist of the Vascular Plants in the Sandia and Manzano Mountains of Central New Mexico by Robert Sivinski
- Checklist of the Flora of the San Gregorio Lakes by Don Heinze and Dana Price
- Gutierrez-Milne Open Space, Arroyo San Antonio flowering plants by Kent Condie
- Checklist of the Flora of the Placitas Open Space by Bill Dunmire
- Partial Checklist of Las Huertas Canyon courtesy UNM Herbarium
- Partial Checklist of the West Mesa Puerco Breaks courtesy UNM Herbarium
- Partial checklist of the flora of the Rio Grande Bosque courtesy UNM Herbarium