Sand Dune Plant Communities of Northern Alberta

By Nature Kids / 22 April 2024

You don’t have to go out of this world to explore dunes — Alberta’s own sand dunes are home to remarkable plant communities!

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2024 ANPC WORKSHOP “Native Plant Superheroes” 

By Steph Weizenbach / 21 March 2024

Alberta Native Plant Council
Online & In-person at Medicine Hat, AB
April 20

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The alien invasion: Protecting Alberta’s native plants from the ever-pressing threat of invasive species!

By Steph Weizenbach / 28 January 2024

Recorded Presentation
Speaker: Megan Evans
Host: Alberta Native Plant Council

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For the Love of Lichens

By Nature Kids / 19 January 2024

There’s lots to love about lichens! Meet some of Alberta’s most colourful examples of these fascinating amalgam organisms.

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Bad But Beautiful

By Steph Weizenbach / 7 July 2023

The Lakota people called them “mako sica,” or “bad lands.” French trappers and traders had the same opinion and called them “les mauvaises terres à traverser” — “bad lands to cross.” Since then, the term “badlands” has stuck.

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Growing a Garden

By Susan / 29 May 2023

Watch your garden grow… underground!

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Journey of a Seed

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 May 2023

Follow these steps to test the germination rate of your seeds to decide how many seeds to plant.

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Common Lichens of Edmonton

By Rick Schneider / 11 December 2022


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What Lies Beneath: The Hidden Life of Fungi

By Steph Weizenbach / 3 October 2022


Fungi are often overlooked because many of them spend much of their lives hidden from us, and out of sight means out of mind. While all fungi share certain features, these organisms display remarkable diversity. Here, we’ll focus on fungi that form mushrooms and other large, complex fruiting bodies.

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On the Trail of Disjunct Alpine Plants from Alberta to Ontario

By Steph Weizenbach / 24 April 2022


It’s Day 4 on the trail. It’s humid, hot, and did I mention humid? Our packs are impossibly heavy with food, camping gear, and sampling equipment. I wish there was someone else to blame for deciding to mix backpacking with field sampling, but unfortunately it was my idea. I have already cut myself on a rock and slipped into the frigid waters of Lake Superior as we struggle down the coastal hiking trail of Pukaskwa National Park. But all this suffering has rewarded us with just what we were looking for: plants! 

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