Orchid Quest -Talks and Field Trip:

Saturday June 24, 2017; 1-4 PM
A Search For Orchids and Carnivorous Bog Plants.
Jersey Shore Chapter presents: (Open to everyone) 

A presentation by Mike Hogan on orchids and other bog plants and a short presentation by Hubert Ling on carnivorous plants in action. Following these presentations we will car pool to Webb's Mill Bog to look for interesting plants that are available. Specifically we will be looking for rose pogonia orchid, grass pink orchid, all three sundews, curly grass fern, pipeworts, goldcrest, bladderworts, and pitcher plants.  

Registration required and paid members only.

Please RSVP to Mary Judge at mjudge@ocean.edu or 732-255-0472, as seating is limited. Mary Judge wil provide details.

Rose Pognia Bladderwort Goldcrest


Sunday, August 27th, 2017 ----- 11 AM to 5PM ---- Rain or Shine
Rancocas Nature Center and Pestival Sponsor
The Native Plant Society of NJ

New England aster & Monarch ButterflyBringing Nature Home

Presenting noted entomologist and author

Dr. Doug Tallamy

Brief Talk - Open Discussion - Book Signing - Q&A
For more information: FLYER 

Big Win for Native Plants


Quoting from the Save Barnegat Bay Press Release:

"In a first-in-the-nation victory for Barnegat Bay and water bodies throughout New Jersey, a bill requiring three major statewide transportation agencies to use only native plants when they do landscaping and other plantings was signed into law on May 1, 2017 by Governor Christie."

To see the Press Release in its entirety, see http://www.savebarnegatbay.org/first-in-nation-native-plant-bill-becomes-law/.

It's time to think SPRING

Its time to go on a hike and enjoy the fresh spring flowers.
Here are 3 new flowers in our Spring Photo Gallery.

Geranium maculataThis one you have probably seen this many times along wooodland trails. Have you bent down and looked closely at them?   Learn more about them in our photo gallery.
Read more in the May issue of Gardener News by NPSNJ.

The LEFT is also a woodland plant.
The RIGHT grows in rocky outcropings with the flower about 1/4".

Geranium maculata Geranium maculata

Get to know your spring natives. Many beautiful native plants will be out soon. Plan your hikes and your garden today! See our
Spring Photo Gallery.
Also see our trip logs and links indicating where natives can be found, see Where to find Natives.

Find out everything there is to know about the native flora of New Jersey, learn from the experts on native plants, get the latest on interesting activities near you, or join one of the many opportunities to participate in the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.

We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.