Members and supporters of the Society convene, share knowledge and build connections through the following activities:

Monthly Program Series

The Minnesota Native Plant Society holds monthly membership meetings the first Thursday of each month from October through June (excluding January, July, August, and September). These meetings are free and open to the public.

6:30 to 7:00 PM – Social time and refreshments
7:00 to 7:15 PM – Announcements
7:15 to 7:30 PM – Plant of the month
7:30 to 8:30 PM – Main Speaker

Calendar of monthly programs

Field Trips

Membership in the Minnesota Native Plant Society is required for all field trips as is pre-registration. Some field trips have registration limits due to site-sensitivity issues. Please register early by contacting Ken Arndt, Field Trip Coordinator and please be sure to specify your name, contact information (email and phone), as well as the number of people that are planning to attend with you.

Calendar of field trips


The Minnesota Native Plant Society Annual Symposium is held in early spring at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

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