Welcome to the Albuquerque Chapter
Monthly chapter meetings begin at 7 PM on first Wednesdays (except December and August) and for the time being, meetings are "broadcast" online via the Zoom application. You are encouraged to enjoy them with us, and that can include your questions or comments.
A link to each meeting will be sent by email to all members who have furnished email addresses -- this is a security measure. If you are not a member, you may either view with a friend who is a member or send a request to program coordinator Jim McGrath at email address sedges"at"swcp.com. There is no charge to participants for using Zoom and no personal information need be provided.
Join the meeting between 6:50 (no earlier) and 7:00 pm, clicking "allow" for Zoom to start up, and finally "agree" when asked to join with computer audio, then wait to be admitted by the host.
Because of current NM state restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19, in-person NPSNM chapter meetings are not yet planned. Some chapters may schedule field trips with numbers limited according to health department guidelines, with appropriate personal distancing and wearing of face masks being mandatory when in close proximity even outdoors.
When in-person monthly chapter meetings eventually resume, they will be at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. All meetings and field trips are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).
We encourage everyone to continue getting outside for exercise, sunshine and native plant appreciation. Scroll down this page for plant lists and suggested nearby areas for nature hikes. Go out early on weekdays if possible as parks and trails are crowded on weekends. Maintain recommended distance from others while minimizing wear and tear on the terrain and vegetation by staying on the trail.or directions to the Natural History Museum.
Upcoming Albuquerque Events
- 06 Jan, 21
- President: Diane Stevenson
- Vice President: Tom Stewart
- Program Chair: Jim McGrath
- Secretary: Dara Saville
- Treasurer: Pam McBride
- Outreach Tabling Coordinator: Volunteer needed!
- Field Trip Coordinator: Carol Conoboy
- Membership: Ann-Marie Yaroslaski
- Newsletter Editor: Diane Stevenson
- Representative to State Board: Judith Phillips
- Books: Lee Regan
- Communications: Gary Hoe
- Conservation Committee Chair: Sue Small
- Invasive Weeds Representative: Don Heinz
- Publicity: Irene Wanner
- Refreshments Coordinator: Penny Hoe
- Habitat Gardening Information: Virginia Burris
The Albuquerque chapter newsletter is published quarterly.
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 trail head.
- Sandia Crest Flowering Plants 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
- 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
You might also try Elena Gallegos picnic area and trails in Simms Park the Albuquerque Volcanoes area. Always have a hat, sun protection and plenty of water.