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  • New England Wild Flower Society — New England Wild Flower Society
    5 million initiative to collect and permanently store the seeds of all the region s imperiled plants by 2020 Read more State of the Plants Read our groundbreaking assessment of New England s plants and plant communities and take action to stop the decline of both common and rare plants Read more Just in Time for Spring Our indispensable field guide to the region s plants Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman is here in time for hiking season Order your copy now Read more Save the Plants Save the Planet Please give now to the Society s 2016 Annual Appeal Your donation supports action to conserve endangered plants boosts propagation research preserves genetic diversity in our region s landscapes restores habitats and even helps pilot new online education programs Read more Celebrate Arbor Day Take Home a Free Tree Bring the kids in your life to our Arbor Day festivities Join us for children s games and grown up workshops And a native plant sale Oh and we re giving away 500 trees Saturday April 30 10 a m 4 p m Location Garden in the Woods Framingham MA Fee Free with Garden admission for all visitors Read more Save These Dates Garden in the Woods is open for the season through October 15 Now open daily 10 a m 5 p m including holidays Visit the Garden or Nasami Farm Nursery for these upcoming events Fri 4 29 Members only Garden Preview and Open House Nasami Farm Sat 4 30 Nasami s Garden Shop opens to the public Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway at Garden in the Woods Fri 5 06 Annual Placemakers Lectur e Garden in the Woods Coming Up Trillium Week May 9 15 Come celebrate our nationally recognized Trillium Collection with a week

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  • New England Wild Flower Society — New England Wild Flower Society
    Administration and not the Plone Team Access keys Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around this web site using your keyboard In depth information about access keys can be found at W3C Accessibility Guidelines Available access keys This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys These are 1 Home Page 2 Skip to content 3 Site Map 4 Search field focus 5 Advanced Search 6 Site navigation tree 9 Contact information 0 Access Key details Using access keys in different web browsers Internet Explorer 5 Windows Hold down the Alt key press the number or letter of the access key release both keys then press ENTER Firefox Mozilla and Netscape 7 Windows Hold down the Alt key and press the number or letter of the access key Firefox Mozilla and Netscape 7 Mac OS X Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number or letter of the access key Safari and Omniweb Mac OS X Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number or letter of the access key Konqueror Linux Press and release the Ctrl key then press the number or letter of the access key Internet Explorer 4 Windows Hold down the Alt key and press the number or letter of the access key Internet Explorer 5 Mac Hold down the Ctrl key and press the number or letter of the access key Internet Explorer 4 5 Mac Access keys are not supported please use a different browser Netscape 6 and earlier All platforms Access keys are not supported please use a different browser Accessibility Statement We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet to develop a web site that is clear and simple for

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  • New England Wild Flower Society — New England Wild Flower Society
    understanding of native plants and their habitats Experience the beauty and diversity of New England Join in conserving native plants our natural heritage You are here Home Contact information New England Wild Flower Society If you want to contact the site administration fill in the form below Feedback details Name Please enter your full name E Mail Required Please enter your e mail address Subject Required Please enter the subject

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  • New England Wild Flower Society — New England Wild Flower Society
    beauty and diversity of New England Join in conserving native plants our natural heritage You are here Home Please log in This content is currently being edited and cannot be accessed at this time If you have forgotten your password click here to retrieve it Cookies are not enabled You must enable cookies before you can log in Account details Login Name Login names are case sensitive make sure the

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  • About Us — New England Wild Flower Society
    About Us Our mission and history The New England Wild Flower Society is the nation s oldest plant conservation organization and a recognized leader in native plant conservation horticulture and education Our mission is to conserve and promote the region s native plants to ensure healthy biologically diverse landscapes Life on Earth depends on plants Founded in 1900 as the Society for the Protection of Native Plants New England Wild Flower Society protects rare native plants through conservation research and seed banking The Society is based at Garden in the Woods a renowned native plant botanic garden in Framingham Massachusetts that attracts visitors from all over the world From this base 25 staff members and more than 700 volunteers work throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants collect and preserve seeds to ensure biological diversity detect and control invasive species conduct research and offer a variety of educational programs The Society also operates a native plant nursery at Nasami Farm in western Massachusetts and owns seven native plant sanctuaries in Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire and Vermont that are open to the public The Society s vital work to conserve native plants and their habitats depends on

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  • Garden Shops — New England Wild Flower Society
    can help you select the right plant for the right place You can buy gift cards in any amount or other merchandise over the phone Phone 508 877 7630 x 3601 and we will mail gift cards for you Recipients can use them for retail items membership classes and more All proceeds from the shops help support the Society s conservation initiatives NEW THIS YEAR THE GARDEN SHOP AT GARDEN IN THE WOODS IS NOW OPEN DAILY The Garden Shop at Garden in the Woods Framingham MA Open daily 10 a m to 5 p m including holidays April 16 October 15 2016 T 508 877 7630 x3601 The Garden Shop at Nasami Farm Whately MA Open April 30 October 18 2016 Saturdays and Sundays only 10 a m 5 p m Weekdays by appointment T 413 397 9922 NEW Wildflowers of New England By Ted Elliman The Society teamed with Timber Press to publish the first comprehensive guide focused entirely on the wildflowers and small shrubs of New England This fully illustrated six color guide describes more than 1 000 native and naturalized species and includes identifying characteristics habitat range information and conservation status B uy from the Society

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  • The Understory — New England Wild Flower Society
    squeezing of their wintering habitats in Mexico and from the disappearance of their exclusive host plants milkweeds Asclepias species from throughout North America Other important pollinators such as honeybees and bumblebees are also taking nosedives due to mysterious ailments possibly linked to the widespread use of pesticides collectively known as colony collapse disorder March 31 2015 What s a Plant To Do Threats Facing Rare Plants in New England New England Wild Flower Society recognizes about 540 species of native New England plants as rare that is listed as endangered threatened of special concern regionally declining or historic not seen for the past 20 25 years in one or more New England states In figuring out how to manage habitats so as to foster recovery in these species we need to understand the causes of plant rarity March 31 2015 Plant Native Plants Even in Cities To many a gardener cities may appear to be biological deserts hot wastelands of concrete in summer and largely devoid of the charm of greenery particularly in winter But half the world s human population lives in cities and cities are expanding even faster than their resident populations are growing Thus it makes sense to evaluate the value of city habitat for maintaining biodiversity the rich assemblages of plants and animals that call cities their home Could downtown Boston Hartford Portland or Providence someday become native plant meccas for birds and other critters March 24 2015 Plants Get Around Climate change is happening already in New England summer and winter temperatures are warming heavier rain and snow events are happening and sea level is rising Plants are already responding on our landscape some bloom a week or more earlier in spring shrubs are becoming more common on alpine slopes and certain southern species like the invasive kudzu are gaining a foothold Others are stressed by heat drought and new pests and pathogens like hemlock woolly adelgid that are no longer kept in check by frigid winters March 20 2015 Climate Change and the Future of Plant Life symposium Andy Finton On March 26 five noted botanists and ecologists will meet in Cambridge to discuss the impact of climate change on plant life Sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society the symposium addresses Climate Change and the Future of Plant Life Each speaker brings a different perspective to the question How will plants respond to the predicted changes in temperature precipitation and sea level from a warming climate March 12 2015 Climate Change and the Future of Plant Life symposium Dr David Foster New England forests are at a turning point Following a 200 year resurgence forest cover has begun to decline in every New England state What will we do with this challenge and opportunity March 12 2015 How will climate change impact plant life Plants are the foundation of all life on the planet Their lives are intricately interwoven with those of insects birds animals other plants and humans in a complex web

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  • Join, Renew, or Give a Gift Membership — New England Wild Flower Society
    click below Please note this is for Personal Level memberships only for Organizational Memberships please click on Organizational Membership in the column to the left New England Wild Flower Society members enjoy an array of benefits ranging from discounts on educational classes and native plants to free admission at Garden in the Woods All online transactions are processed through our secure payment system If you haven t used our secure online membership renewal system by Blackbaud you ll need to create an account before renewing If you ve forgotten your password click on the Sign In button at the top right of the renewal page enter your email address and click the Forgot your password link A membership to New England Wild Flower Society is an earth friendly gift that lasts all year and a perfect way to observe an anniversary graduation wedding or other special occasion Membership provides the recipient with a full array of benefits including free admission to Garden in the Woods and much more We will send a gift acknowledgement to you and a notification of the gift to the person you designate See below for mail phone and in person joining renewing instructions For details on organizational or corporate memberships please click on the appropriate link to the left or contact membership newenglandwild org By Mail Please send your name address phone number email address desired membership level and payment by check or Visa MasterCard to Philanthropy Department New England Wild Flower Society 180 Hemenway Road Framingham MA 01701 2699 By Phone 508 877 7630 ext 3104 or ext 3802 using Visa or MasterCard In Person You can join or renew by check cash or Visa Mastercard when visiting either Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm Native Plant Nursery Matching Gifts Many employers match

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