Welcome to the Albuquerque Chapter
We have resumed meeting in person at the UNM Continuing Eduction Building, 1634 University Ave NE. There is plenty of free parking. We plan our spring and summer meetings to be "hybrid," with a Zoom link for those at home. Although our first attempt at this in April was unsuccessful on the Zoom side, complicated by a power failure and a new system at UNM, we believe we will now succeed going forward. We encourage everyone to come in person if it is possible and comfortable for them, so watch for updates in emails. Masks are currently optional at UNM Continuing Education, and you may bring water for yourself if you wish.
Monthly chapter meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month except August and December and are open to the public. As a security measure, the zoom invitation with a link to any online presentation will be sent in advance by email to all chapter members who have furnished an email address.
Non-members who are not attending in person may Zoom if it is available with a friend who is a member, or by sending an email request to program coordinator Sara Keeney at abq "at" npsnm.org. If your internet connection is unstable or too slow, there is good news! An alternative is available for smart phones equipped with the Zoom app, allowing you see the video as well as hear the audio content using the link we will provide. Use a Wifi network if possible as mobile cellular data rates may apply.
If Zoom is available, 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 Albuquerque Events (click any for details)
- 01 Jun, 22
- 04 Jun, 22
- 08 Jun, 22
- 11 Jun, 22
- 23 Jun, 22
- 25 Jun, 22
- President: Carol Conoboy
- Vice President: Tom Stewart
- Program Chair: Sara Keeney
- Secretary: Dara Saville
- Treasurer: Pam McBride
- Outreach Coordinator: Vacant
- Books: Lee Regan
- Communications: Carmen Alexander
- Invasive Weeds Representative: Don Heinze
- Publicity: Loraine Glueck
- Hospitality and Refreshments: Volunteer needed!
- Tabling Events Coordinator: Loraine Glueck
- Field Trip Coordinator: Lee Regan
- Membership: Ann-Marie Yaroslaski
- Newsletter Editor: Diane Stevenson
- Representative to State Board: Judith Phillips
- Conservation Committee Chair: Susan Small
Flower Identification Tools
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)
Wildflowers of New Mexico (George Miller)
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 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