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  1. 1. Gaillardia The Oklahoma Native Plant Society Newsletter CALENDAR Note: the events dated below are followed by either a page number for further descriptions or the contact person. March 5: NE Chapter Meeting with presentation by Jay Pruett, Page 7 March 24: Pat Folley presents Oklahoma Wildflowers at the Tulsa Garden Center. Page 10 March 26: Central Chapter Meeting with Nick Plata reporting on the state of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Page 9 The purpose of the Oklahoma Native Plant April 13: Plants, People & Beyond: Annual OSU Library- Society is to encourage the study, protection, Botany Lecture Series. Dr. Sarah Hayden Reichard,propagation, appreciation and use of Oklahoma’s University of Washington, Seattle, will present native plants. Conscientious Gardening. Co-hosted by the Cross- timbers Chapter, Page 8 Volume 27, Number 1 April 13: Cross-Timbers Chapter Potluck; Dr. Sarah Spring 2012 Hayden Reichard will speak on Citizen Science, Page 8LOOK INSIDE FOR April 21: NE & C-T Chapters Field Trip to Nickel Preserve in search of the yellow lady’s slipper orchid,IMPORTANT NOTICES ……………….2 Page 6BOTANIST’S CORNER ................….…...2 May 19: NE & C-T Chapters Field Trip to HorsethiefCONSERVATION CORNER …………..4 Canyon in search of Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Page 6REVIEW: THE WORLD IS BLUE ……5 Fabulous Wildflower Fridays, the 3rd Friday of eachCOLOR OKLAHOMA …………………5 month, Page 7JOINT C-T & NE FIELD TRIPS …….....6 Note: all members are invited to all meetings, including boardCHAPTER ACTIVITIES .........…...….....7 meetings, and are encouraged to bring guests.FIELD TRIP RULES ………….………8WELCOME NEW MEMBERS ……........9MEMBERSHIP FORM................................9 ONPS THANKS THESE DONORSPAT’S OKLAHOMA WILDFLOWERS 10 General FundONPR COMMENTS & FORM …….…..11 Mary W. Rader ONPS website: www.oknativeplants.org Dale and Sue Amstutz Memory of James Kemm Email: chadwick.cox@att.net Honor of Mary Korthase Printed on recycled paper Harriet G. Barclay Fund COPY AND ART DEADLINE Mary D. Price FOR NEXT ISSUE IS Anne W. Long Fund 15 May 2012 Mary D. Price Paul Buck Fund Silent Auction
  2. 2. Page 2 Foremost among the chemical weapons are cardenolides, chemicals that stop animals cold, IMPORTANT GENERAL NOTICES right at the cellular level, where they knock out the mechanism for moving salt ions into and outNote: The new website for ONPS as indicated on of the cell. This has a wide variety of dastardlyfront page is www.oknativeplants.org. I will close effects; for mammals, it means affecting theout the old website at projects.usao.edu/~onps on function of cardiac muscle cells. Normally a badthe end of February. thing, these toxins can be used as important medicines to regulate the heartbeat, such as the digitoxin obtained from foxglove.  BOTANIST’S CORNER MORE THAN MONARCH FOOD!Mark FishbeinSome ecological stories are so good they make onewonder why anyone would want to be anythingbut an ecologist. Take for example therelationship between the monarch butterfly andmilkweed. Many caterpillars have restricted dietsand survive by eating only one or a few plantspecies. Monarchs are one of these, and theirrequired sustenance comes only from milkweed.While I have a great appreciation for monarchs,it’s the milkweeds that I really love. Similarly, cardenolides are deadly toxic to almost all insects. However, monarchs and a few other species have harnessed cardenolides for their own benefit. Remarkably, in consuming milkweed leaves monarch caterpillars sort out theBefore waxing more or less eloquent about the joy cardenolides from the nutrients and, rather thanof milkweeds, though, I want to relate the details expel them or destroy them, caterpillars storeof the milkweed-monarch story. Monarchs have a them during their development! When thelarge buffet of milkweeds to choose from: there caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies, theare over 120 species of milkweed (Asclepias, now cardenolides are still in storage and still deadly.placed in the plant family Apocynaceae) spread Birds, major predators of butterflies, quicklyacross most of North America, and a handful learn that monarchs are poisonous, or they sufferfound only in South America or the Caribbean. Darwinian consequences. The protection againstMonarchs have been found to feed on over one- birds is so effective that another butterfly, thethird of these species, but many milkweeds are viceroy (despite the similarly regal moniker, thisvery poorly studied, and it is likely that they can species is unrelated to the monarch), has evolvedeat all milkweeds. The thing that strikes me as a dead ringer for the monarch, and also avoidsabout monarchs is that anything eats milkweed at bird predation although it is perfectly edible.all! The plants deploy a number of defenses Monarchs represent an extraordinary example ofagainst insect feeding, including hairs, waxes, the evolution of extreme specialization in thegooey latex, and a variety of toxic chemicals. relationship between an animal and a plant. What
  3. 3. Page 3do milkweeds get out of this close relationship? native to the state! In the past couple of years,Well, not much, it seems. Although monarchs are I’ve enjoyed seeking out the most rare ofcommonly found sipping nectar from milkweed Oklahoma’s milkweeds. One can find purpleflowers, my research, and that of my colleagues, milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) reaching theshow that monarchs are not very good pollinatorsof milkweeds, especially compared to bumblebees,honeybees, and their kin. Monarchs could pay forthe benefits they gain from eating milkweed byaiding in milkweed pollination, but this doesn’tseem to be the case. On balance, it seems thatmonarchs are milkweed freeloaders, if not foes.Milkweeds have much more going for them thanserving as monarch fodder. Their intricate very southwest edge of its range in northeastflowers have diversified into a myriad of forms Oklahoma, a species much more common in theand colors, and which make them real “aha!” Appalachians. I’ve not yet sought out pinelandplants to field botanists and native plant milkweed (Asclepias obovata), a native of sandygardeners. Only a few milkweeds, such asorange-flowered butterflyweed (Asclepiastuberosa) and the aptly named green milkweed(Asclepias viridis), with its hidden purple jewels habitats in the southeastern U. S. that occurs in southeastern Oklahoma, primarily in our narrow sliver of coastal plain. My wife, Lane, and I have searched diligently and fruitlessly for what is undoubtedly the most rare of Oklahoma’s milkweeds, the dainty, elusive, and, I daresayinside its otherwise mundane green flowers, are frustrating wheel milkweed (Asclepias uncialis).well known to Oklahomans. However, Oklahoma This species is known to occur in the state onlyis a hotbed of milkweed diversity, with 24 species because it was collected by legendary OSU plant
  4. 4. Page 4ecologist James K. McPherson on Black Mesa. has very tall stalks and the plumes narrowlyLane and I scoured the mesa for this very rarely cylindrical are tan not white. The write ups belowseen inhabitant of shortgrass prairie. I think should help identify the species and the websiteLane may feel that we gave it the good fight, but addresses at the end of the write up will take youI’m determined to find these “mini-milkweeds”, to a page with several pictures of the plants.growing just a couple of inches high on Black Callery pear, Pyrus calleryana, is an ornamental,Mesa. Any takers? deciduous tree that can grow up to 40 ft. (12.2 m)Well, I could go on and on about Oklahoma’s in height. Short branches can end in points. Themilkweeds. Perhaps I’ve made you just a little leaves are alternate, simple, and slightly-toothedmore curious about which milkweed that margins. The overall shape of the tree is oftenmonarch you are watching is going to land on and described as a tear-drop that often spreads outeat. with age. Flowering occurs early in the spring (April to May) before the leaves emerge. The flowers are 1 in. (2.5 cm) wide, showy, CONSERVATION CORNER malodorous and white. Fruits are round, 0.5 in.Chad Cox (1.3 cm) in diameter and green turning brown inI would like your help on my work on invasive color. The "Bradford" variety of pear, whichplants. Initially, this will be a concentrated effort produced sterile fruits and were not armed, hason just two plants. They are callery pear (think been widely planted throughout the United StatesBradford pear), Pyrus calleryana and since the early 1900s, but recent cultivars, bred toravennagrass, Saccharum ravennae. Bruce reduce the tendency of the tree to split in snow orHoagland in his ranking of the invasive plants has high winds, have produced viable seeds andlisted these two as to be watched and from my escaped to invade disturbed areas.own observations, given time, I think P. calleryana www.invasiveplantatlas.org/subject.html?sub=10957may be as bad as red cedar and they will sucker Ravennagrass, Saccharum ravennae. The clump ofas long as the roots are not removed which red basal leaves can grow to 4 ft wide and tall. Stemscedar does not. S. ravennae has certainly are densely tufted, generally 2–4 m and wellpopulated many riparian areas around central above the basal clump. The leaf has a thin liguleOklahoma that I have visited so could be a major less than 1 mm and the leaf blade is less than 12problem like tamarisk. And it does spread out mm wide, generally densely hairy near ligule, andmore into the surrounded area than does strongly serrate. Inflorescence is plume-like andtamarisk 25–60 cm long. Spikelets are 3.5–7 mm butTom Elmore, Colorado University, has a program usually shorter; stalked floret deciduous; glumesthat predicts where plants will move given where lanceolate, base densely silky-hairy; cylindricalthey are now and where they are not. He mostly lemma. The native giant plumegrass has awnsworks from GPS coordinates. So that is what I that are 12-15 mm and spikelets of 6-7 mm.need to have him tell me where these plants are Ravennagrass is a riparian plant that does well onlikely to infect here in the near future. However, ditch banks and in marshes. It is native to Eurasiaeven if you cannot supply coordinates, I can and is extensively use in landscaping and onceprobably determine those if given precise established, can do well in drier areas.instructions to a location. So what I am asking for www.invasiveplantatlas.org/subject.html?sub=12271is when you visit a likely site, note whether thespecies is present or not. Callery pears will growin any area that supports grass, even if is a small BOOK REVIEW: The World is Bluearea among established trees. Ravennagrass by Sylvia A. Earleprefers riparian and wet areas. Email your Pat Folleyfindings to chadwick.cox@att.net. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-inBoth these plants should be easy to identify. We Residence and holder of almost every title inall know what Bradford pears look like. existence for undersea exploration, has publishedRavennagrass is a common landscape plant, like a new book on the ongoing crisis in oceanpampas grass with the large clump of basil leaves management. The subtitle, How our fate and theand plumes on stalks above, except ravennagrass ocean’s are one, reveals the context.
  5. 5. Page 5Using anecdotes about her life under water as  Packets of 1/4 pound of seeds were mailed toillustration, she builds a powerful argument for 40 Oklahoma garden clubs in appreciation forthe need for all people, everywhere, and not just their efforts to make the state more beautiful.those using the oceans in person, to become  315 Color Oklahoma license plates wereinvolved in a conservation agenda that involves purchased or renewed, generating $6,300 insaving our way of life: even our lives themselves. income.An ardent ocean explorer, she has spent the lastfifty years, using every device available, to gain  Committee members are Pearl Garrison,access to the sea floor. She was one of the first chair; Ron Tyrl, vice chair; Mary Korthase,users of the one-person submersibles as they were treasurer, and Laurie Effinger, Alicia Nelson,developed, and is only disappointed in not having Joanne Orr, Marilyn Stewart and Craig Williams.seen more. What she saw was widespreaddestruction of the “gardens of the sea” by bottom- *The plantings doubled the acreage planted atdredging fishing practices, wiping out whole those sites last year.breeding populations of fish, whether marketableor not. Conscientious Gardening & Citizen ScienceThe book could be a horror-story, but it is not. It Plants, People & Beyond: Annual OSU Library-is a description, almost poetic, of the under-sea Botany Lecture Seriesworld that most of us cannot ever see for Ron Tyrlourselves. It is also a telling account of the sciencebehind the efforts to save what is left of the In his 1949 A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopoldmarine environment. She claims that more than proposed a new ecological ethic to guide our90% of the big fish in the sea have been stewardship of the planet. On Friday, April 13,“harvested” during the fifty years of her tenure Dr. Sarah Hayden Reichard will discuss, in athere, and that we who eat or profit from ocean lecture titled Conscientious Gardening, how weproducts are already being impacted by the can bring Leopolds vision to our gardens to makewastefulness of this practice. them more sustainable, lively, and healthy places, while at the same time, avoid damaging theI borrowed the book I am reviewing from the environment by depleting resources in our ownNorman Public Library, but I’m going to order soils and mining amendments elsewhere or usingmy own copy today, so I can underline, sticky- water and pesticides in ways that can pollutenote, and otherwise render accessible the parts I lakes and rivers. Drawing from her research oncannot bear to lose. In short, this is a book that urban horticulture, she will explore the benefits ofevery thinking person will want to experience. sustainable gardening. COLOR OKLAHOMA Currently Director of the Botanic Gardens and Sow Some Wild Seeds Professor and Orin & Althea Soest Chair at thePearl Garrison and Dr. Ronald J. Tyrl. University of Washington, Seattle, Dr. Hayden Reichard is perhaps best known for her work on In 2011 wildflower seeds were sown on: invasive plants. She is the author of The o nine acres along the Muskogee Turnpike at Conscientious Gardener: Creating a Garden Ethic, Muskogee* published in 2011, and Invasive Species in the o nine acres along the Cimarron Turnpike at Pacific Northwest, published in 2006. She also has Stillwater* authored or coauthored more than 75 book o one acre along the Oklahoma River in chapters, journal articles, technical reports, and Oklahoma City, and miscellaneous publications, as well as serving on o one acre on the edge of Cameron numerous national and international advisory University at Lawton. councils. In addition to presenting her research at national and international meetings, sometimes as Seeds for the Snodgrass Award winner were the keynote speaker, she has organized a variety sown at Norman. of symposia and conferences. She earned her
  6. 6. Page 6bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from 9558), Elaine Lynch msnelynch@yahoo.com orthe University of Washington. Mark Fishbein mark.fishbein@okstate.edu.You are invited to attend Dr. Hayden Reichard’slecture and a reception afterwards, beginning at IN SEARCH OF THE YELLOW LADY’S3:30 pm in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing SLIPPER ORCHID AND JACK-IN-THE-Room of the Edmond Low Library on the PULPITStillwater campus of Oklahoma State University. Joint Field Trips of the Northeast and Cross-Visitor parking is available in the Student Union Timbers ChaptersParking Garage, just a short walk from thelibrary. Alicia Nelson & Ron TyrlDr. Hayden Reichard’s lecture is being hosted by On Saturday, April 21, the Northeast and Cross-the Cross-Timbers Chapter, the OSU Department Timbers chapters are hosting a field trip to Theof Botany, the OSU Botanical Society, and the Nature Conservancy’s J.T. Nickel Family NatureOSU Edmon Low Library. Her presentation will and Wildlife Preserve northeast of Tahlequah inbe the fourth in the Plants, People & Beyond: Cherokee County. Comprising approximatelyAnnual OSU Library-Botany Lecture Series. 17,000 acres in the Cookson Hills, the preserveBotanical illustrator Bellamy Parks Jansen, has a rugged topography of wide and narrowethnobotanist/author Judy Jordan, and Myaamia ridgetops, steep slopes, and narrow valleyscultural anthropologist/linguist Daryl Baldwin oriented in all directions that provide a variety ofwere our first three speakers. habitats for plants.In the evening, members of the chapter andOSUBS are hosting a pot-luck dinner beginning at6:00 pm. We invite out-of-town ONPS membersattending Dr. Hayden Reichard’s talk to join us.Out-of-towners don’t need to bring a dish; we’llhave enough food for all. We will also supplyutensils, plates, and beverages. The dinner will beheld in Room 110 of the Life Sciences EastBuilding, immediately adjacent to the library.Following dinner, Dr. Hayden Reichard willpresent a lecture titled Citizen Science, in whichshe will discuss how using citizens to collect datais increasingly employed to simultaneously gainscientific information and engage the public onscientific issues. She will describe an award-winning program of the University ofWashington’s Botanic Gardens that has more Our goal is to see Cypripedium kentuckiensethan 100 active volunteers across Washington (yellow lady’s slipper orchid) plus other earlyState collecting data on the status of rare plant spring flowering species characteristic of thepopulations. The collected information is used by eastern deciduous forest and Ozark Plateau.land managers to prioritize needs and by state  We will assemble at the preserveagencies to track changes among populations and headquarters at 10:00 am to beginspecies. Other citizen science programs at the botanizing.Gardens, such as BioBlitz—a rapid biological  The headquarters are locatedinventory that led to the discovery of a new approximately 6 miles east of OK Hwy 10species of spider found on the grounds—will also on well maintained and signed gravelbe described. roads (Road 690). Travel time from thePlease join us for Dr. Hayden Reichard’s lectures, center of Tahlequah to the intersection ofgood food, and good fellowship on Friday, April OK Hwy 10 and Road 690 is 15–2013th. Questions? Contact Ron Tyrl (405-744- minutes.
  7. 7. Page 7 The intersection is on the immediate  For those wanting to stay in Stillwater north-side of Eagle Bluff Resort & Floats. Friday night, there are several motels at a variety Travel time from the intersection to the of prices. Google “Stillwater motels” or go to headquarters is 15-20 minutes. http://www.stillwaterchamber.org/general.asp?id Bring a sack lunch and bottled water or =569 soda. Please join us! In order to have an estimate of the Toilets are available in the headquarters number of individuals attending, please let Alicia buildings. Nelson (918-599-0085; aknisn@att.net) or Ron Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for Tyrl (405-744-9558; rj.tyrl@okstate.edu) know moving through a variety of habitats. that you are coming. Bring insect repellant to ward off ticks. We will drive about the preserve to reach different habitats.  Botanizing will likely end about 3:00 or CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 4:00 pm Northeast Chapter For those wanting to stay in Tahlequah Alicia Nelson Friday night, there are numerous motels at a variety of prices. Google “Tahlequah Thank you Northeast Chapter members for your motels” or go to: support! As your chairman, I want to encourage http://www.tourtahlequah.com and click all our members to become involved in some on the “Stay” tab. aspect with our group. Many of us, enjoy ourAn enlargement of the map can be obtained at meetings and the educational component. Somehttp://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/nort of you, enjoy meeting the public throughhamerica/unitedstates/oklahoma/placesweprotect/ community events. And quite possibly, there arenickelpreserve-website-20110707.pdf a few of you with the adventurous spirit that loveOn Saturday, May 19th, the two chapters are hiking in search of the Oklahoma wildflowers.hosting a field trip to legendary Horsethief Whatever your interest may be, come and join usCanyon near Perkins in Logan County. Cut by a for a great year.tributary of the Cimarron River, the canyon The first chapter meeting for the year will beextends for about 400 feet into the red sandstone March 5th at the Tulsa Garden Center at 7:00.and shale of the south bank of the river and is the Our informal get together begins at 6:30, pleasehome to a number of species characteristic of the bring an appetizer or dessert to share. We haveeastern deciduous forest. Our goal is to see an outstanding guest speaker for the evening, Mr.Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit) at the Jay Pruett, Director of Conservation for thewestern edge of its geographical range as well as Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma. He has aother spring flowering species. broad career in environmental management on We will assemble in parking lot between the national and international level. A $5.4M Life Sciences East and Physical Sciences rainforest project in Brazil and a 4-million- acre building on the OSU campus at 9:30 am to rainforest project in Bolivia are direct results of carpool and caravan to the canyon; about his leadership and have achieved prestigious a 30-minute drive. awards. He will share his expertise about new Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for conservation initiatives for The Nature walking a steep trail into and out of the Conservancy and its preserves. Come and enjoy canyon. his presentation! Bring insect repellant to ward off ticks. Put on your sneakers, here are the scheduled Botanizing will likely end about 12:30 or activities for our chapter. 1:00 pm. Picnic tables are available; feel free to  Feb. 18th Indoor Fair at the Tulsa Garden bring a sack lunch and bottled water or Center soda.  March 24th “Oklahoma Wildflowers” by Outhouses are available. Patricia Folley at the Tulsa Garden Center. Described in article above.
  8. 8. Page 8 March 31st…Echofest at Tulsa Community biological inventories (bioblitzes) of interesting College sites. April 21st Field Trip to J. T. Nickel Preserve Two field trips, co-hosted with the Northeast in Talequah. Jeremy Tubbs, Preserve Chapter, are scheduled. On Saturday, April 21st, Director, The Nature Conservancy will be we will be visiting The Nature Conservancy’s J.T. our guide. Described above. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve north May 19th Field trip to Horsethief Canyon of Tahlequah. Our goal is to see Cypripedium near Perkins. Described above. kentuckiense (yellow lady’s slipper orchid) plusAdditional field trips are under construction! other early spring flowering species characteristic Look for the details soon. of the eastern deciduous forest and Ozark Plateau. On Saturday, May 19th, we will bePlease email me at aknlsn@att.net or call 918/599- exploring Horsethief Canyon near Perkins in 0085 for further information. search of flowering Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-“Fabulous Wildflower Friday’s” are held every the-Pulpit) and other species. third Friday of each month at Panera Bread Organizational details of both trips are described on 41st and Hudson in Tulsa. We meet at elsewhere in this issue. Please join us! 5:30 for a fun social time, sometimes FIELD TRIP RULESCross-Timbers Chapter  Participation is at your own risk.Ron Tyrl  Preregistration is required for all field trips.Ever since our dessert potluck in November,members of the chapter have impatiently awaited  Field trip announcements will contain thethe appearance of the first spring wildflowers and name, address, and telephone number of thethe opportunity to again get into the field. In leader. If you have doubts about the terrain,anticipation, the chapter has scheduled three difficulty, etc., ask.spring activities.  Collecting any plant parts or other materialsOn Friday, April 13th, the chapter is co-hosting a at the site must be approved by the field triplecture by Dr. Sarah Hayden Reichard, Professor leader.and Orin & Althea Soest Chair in the School of  Field trips take place rain or shine. HikingForest Resources and Director of the Botanic boots, long pants and a hat are essential.Gardens at the University of Washington. Thetitle of her presentation is Conscientious  Bring water and lunch or a snack. SunscreenGardening. Details of her talk are described and insect repellent are always in demand.elsewhere in this issue. This will be the fourth Field guides, a camera and binoculars arepresentation of the Plants, People & Beyond: nice.Annual OSU Library-Botany Lecture Series.  All ONPS field trips are open to the public atThis same evening, the chapter will hold our no charge, unless charges per-member aretraditional spring potluck beginning at 6:00 pm in specified in the announcement. Visitors andRoom 110 of the Life Sciences Building newcomers are always welcome.immediately adjacent to the Edmon Low Library.  Children old enough to keep up are welcome.We invite out-of-town ONPS members attending Pets are not.Dr. Reichard’s talk to join us. Out-of-townersdon’t have to bring a dish; we will have enough Central Chapterfood for all. Dr. Reichard has graciously Joe Robertsvolunteered to give a second talk titled CitizenScience. She will describe employing the public to The Central Chapter hosted the annual ONPScollect a variety of botanical data, e.g., when Indoor Outing on February 4th at Oklahoma Cityflowers bloom to document climate change, the University. Over 90 people attended, and severalstatus of rare plant populations, and rapid new members were signed up as well! Attendees were treated to great presentations by Bruce Hoagland of the Oklahoma Biological Survey, Al
  9. 9. Page 9Sutherland of the Oklahoma Mesonet, Karen Wildlife Refuge, give a presentation on the stateHickman of OSU, and a lunchtime presentation of the refuge.by Pat Folley about her new book “The Guide to Both of these meetings will be held as usual inOklahoma Wildflowers.” After a nice lunch, we room 193 of the Agricultural Resource Center ofhad practical breakout sessions to encourage OSU-OKC. A campus map can be seen atpeople to “Know Your Composites” with Adam www.osuokc.edu/map/ .Ryburn, “Know Your Lichens” with SheilaStrawn, and “Know Your Ferns” with Bruce Later in the year, we hope to follow up both ofSmith. All of this was capped off with a silent these presentations with field trips to theauction to benefit the new Paul Buck Award, and respective areas, so be sure to attend to get yourbeautiful photos from past and present ONPS appetite whetted. We have several other activitiesphoto contest entries. Thanks to everyone who planned for the year, so keep an eye out for emailworked to make this Indoor Outing a success, and announcements. All welcome!that means all those who attended, too.The Central Chapter will resume regular WELCOME THESE NEW MEMBERSmeetings on February 27, 7pm at OSU-OKC witha presentation by Jona Tucker of the Nature John F. Fisher, TulsaConservancy. The title of Ms. Tucker’s Lori Hutson, Barnsdallpresentation is "The Nature Conservancys Todd Lasseigne, TulsaNewest Preserve: The Blue River Project." Dean Simmons, Norman Kalvin Simon, Wichita, KSThen on March 26th, 7pm at OSU-OKC we will Brad Watkins, OKmeet to hear Nick Plata, EnvironmentalEducation Specialist with the Wichita MountainsFOR JOINING OR RENEWING USE THIS FORMFill out this form or supply the same information. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Native Plant Societyand mail to Oklahoma Native Plant Society, P. O. Box 14274,Tulsa, OK 74159.Membership is for Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 of current year and dues include subscription to Gaillardia.Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________Affiliation: (School, Business, or Avocation) ___________________________________________________Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Phone: Home____________ Cell ______________ Office _____________ Please do not list my phone __E mail: _______________________________________________________ Renewal __ or New Member __ Dues are tax deductible. Annual Membership Choice: $15 Individual __ or $20 Family __, or $5 Student __ Life Membership Choice: $250 Individual __ or $350 Family __Add $5.00 __ to cover cost of copying and mailing a complete ONPS directory if desired.
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