Pope Francis calls for “a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet”
In the “Laudato si'” encyclical released June 18, Pope Francis urgently calls for action to save a planet that “groans in travail” and exhibits “symptoms of sickness…in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life.”Read more...
Pollinator Campaign Launches
President Obama has issued a call to action to reverse the alarming decline of pollinators. In response, conservation and gardening organizations across the country have formed the National Pollinator Garden Network and launched a new nationwide campaign – the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.Read more...
State of the Plants
New England Wild Flower Society has released the "State of the Plants" report, the most comprehensive assessment of New England plant communities ever assembled.
2015 Spring Appeal
Celebrate 115 years of success!
Your donation supports conservation actions for endangered plants, boosts propagation research, preserves genetic diversity in the regions' landscapes, promotes habitat restoration, and even helps pilot new online education programs.
June 24-July 5, 2015
Caterpillars of Great Blue Hill
Sunday, August 9, 1-4 p.m.
Explore Great Blue Hill and learn about its surprising caterpillars! From the ski-slope meadows to the pitch pine and scrub oak barren tops, the area is home to many strange and wonderful creatures.Read more...
Featured on Living on Earth
...climate change, aggressive invasive species and insects are stressing some iconic plants...Host Steve Curwood takes a walk in the woods with the Wild Flower Society’s senior research ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth to find out what’s going on.
Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International.Read more...
The Seed Ark
We need your support to raise the full $5 million that can save all the rare and endangered plants of New England.