Edmonton Native Plant Society
native plant stewards
A totally random selection of websites for your browsing pleasure, or for interesting information.
Natural Area Parks
There are over 30 Natural Area Parks within the City of Edmonton. Some are woodland areas; others contain wetlands. Most have walking paths of some sort, asphalt or gravel, although others do not and can only be viewed from a nearby road. We've all probably driven by them many times without even realizing they exist!
"Did you know that two thirds of Edmontonians live within a ten minute walk of a natural area park? These parks are different from conventional, manicured parks. They are managed in a way that puts nature first, by protecting native wildlife habitat and natural processes. These parks also let us learn about nature right in our own backyard."
from: The City of Edmonton webpage: http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/environmental_stewardship/natural-area-parks.aspx
There is a bit of information, including location and access, for each of the Natural Areas.
Alberta Native Plant Council
Nature Alberta - Nature Alberta represents a network of natural history organizations, such as the Edmonton Native Plant Society, and connects our community through a love of nature.
Edmonton Nature Club - concerned with all areas of natural history
Clifford E. Lee Nature Sanctuary
Wagner Natural Area
Edmonton and Area Land Trust - Conserving Natural Environments in Edmonton and Area
The Edmonton and Area Land Trust is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to conserving the natural heritage of the region through private stewardship.
Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan

E-Flora BC

Introduction to E-Flora BC: an electronic atlas of the flora of British Columbia

What is taxonomy and where did it originate?

Understanding Synonyms:

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
The Wild Ones motto is "Healing the earth one yard at a time." This website encourages landscaping with native plants in residential, business and public landscapes, and it was probably the first of its kind. Even though the Wild Ones are based in the States the site has a wealth of information.
Wild About Flowers
Alberta Native Bee Council
Pollinator Partnership - ecoregion guides for the comprehensive overview of pollinator needs and habits. The plant list for the Aspen Parkland is very broad, not entirely native, and some of the Latin nomenclature has changed. Common names are not necessarily what we use either.
Beyond Pesticides