Midwest Native Plant Society

Connecting People and Nature

Welcome to the Midwest Native Plant Society!


We are a non-profit organization of amateur and professional naturalists, botanists, teachers, researchers, gardeners, birders, and others who share a deep appreciation for our native flora and fauna.

Our mission is to promote awareness of the importance of native plants and the wildlife that depend on them, within biologically diverse ecosystems and in our own home landscapes.

In support of our mission, we host The Midwest Native Plant Conference annually and donate funds to conservation projects and organizations that are working to preserve native plant communities.


In 2013, conference proceeds benefited the following organizations:

The Nature Conservancy's Ohio Sunshine Corridor Project, Marianist Environmental Education Center, Cedar Bog Association, ONAPA - Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association, and Beavercreek Wetlands.

About the Images on this site: Unless otherwise specified, all of the photographic images throughout this site are courtesy of Nina Harfmann at Nature Remains. Please do not reproduce or otherwise use the images without her express consent. Many more of her amazing photographs of Ohio nature can be found and purchased through her website.

Our Logo and Conference Plant artwork is courtesy of Ann Geise. Ann’s artistry showcasing the natural world is sublime. See more of her work on her website.


Registration is Open for the 2014 Conference and the Butterfly Workshop!