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Menyanthes trifoliata - Buckbean
Menyanthes trifoliata - Buckbean growing in a Girdwood bog.
Photo by Cara Wardlaw-Bailey

ANPS Monthly Meetings

The public is invited to monthly meetings that are held the first Monday of the month, starting in October and running through May. The meetings are at the Campbell Creek Science Center and start at 7:00 pm. (Please note the half hour earlier start time than prior meetings!)

Specially invited speakers present a topic of their choice at each meeting. ANPS members also do shorter presentations on topics of botanical interest. Each season we also select a plant family to study and members present different species within that family at each meeting. The plant family for the fall-winter 2016-2017 will be Ericaceae. Mini-Botany refers to a very short presentation with a specific focus. In winter 2016-17 meetings mini-botany presentations will be about rare plants of Alaska which are also threatened globally.

Here is a map to the CCSC, 5600 Science Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507-2599.

Volunteer early to get your first choice of presentation time slot! Please feel free to suggest topics or speakers. Thanks in advance to the volunteer speakers.

October 3, 2016
6 pm
Member Slideshow
Potluck/Group Slideshow
Slide shows
and Potluck
Everyone is invited Members share up to 10 photos of their activities this past summer, the food is always wonderful! 
November 7, 2016
7 pm
Philippe Amstislavski
What do biomaterials and an Alaskan polypore fungus have in common?
Anjanette Steer
Plant Family:
Mike Monterruso
December 5, 2016
7 pm
Canadian Broadcasting Corp
Smarty Plants
Mary Stella
Polystichum aleuticum
Plant Family:
Beth Baker
Ledum and
January 9, 2017
Dennis & Annie Ronsse
Mike Monterruso
Mertensia drummondii
Plant Family: Annie Ronsse Phyllodoce and

February 6, 2017
Justin Fulkerson
Rare Plants
Plant Family: Glenn Brown Vaccinium and
March 6, 2017
7 pm
Roman Dial
Climate change; tree line shifts
Mini Botany: Dennis Ronsse
Oxytropis kobukensis
Plant Family: Megan Keller Loiseleuria
and Kalmia
April 3, 2017
7 pm
Tom Choate
Alpine plants of the Chugach and Brooks Range
Ginger Hudson Rumex krausei
Plant Family:
Glenn Brown Cladothamnus and Gaultheria
May 1, 2017
7 pm
Marylin Barker
Barrow and thermokarst topography
Mini-Botany: Beth Baker Douglasia arctica
Plant Family:  Ginger Hudson  Menziesia,

Alaska Native Plant Society  PO Box 141613  Anchorage, Alaska 99514
Last updated Aug 8, 2014

Moneses uniflora
Single Delight, Moneses uniflora, growing with Star moss, Polytrichum sp. Also called Shy maiden, this woodland flower blooms in midsummer in much of Alaska.