Welcome to the Albuquerque Chapter

Chapter Events

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


    • President: Carol Conoboy
    • Vice President: Tom Stewart
    • Program Chair: Sara Keeney
    • Secretary: Dara Saville
    • Treasurer: Pam McBride
    • Representative to State Board: Judith Phillips

    Core Volunteers

    • 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!

    Chapter Newsletter

      The Albuquerque chapter newsletter is published quarterly.

      Current issue:

      2022 October - December Newsletter

      Previous issues:

      Click here!

      Flower Identification Tools

      Wildflowers of New Mexico (George Miller)

      Southwest Desert Flora

      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

      Wildflower Search


      Annual Reports

      • 2021 Chapter Report (PDF)
      • 2020 Chapter Report (PDF)
      • 2019 Chapter Report (PDF)
      • 2018 Chapter Report (PDF)
      • 2017 Chapter Report (PDF)
      • 2016 Chapter Report (PDF)
      • 2015 Chapter Report (PDF)

      Click to download Albuquerque Chapter bylaws and policies in effect.

      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.

      Past Zoom Meetings

      Click here to view Zoom meetings from prior Albuquerque and statewide NPSNM meetings!