Your Native Plant Society in the Finger Lakes

We are an organization located in central New York, founded in 1997, dedicated to promoting the appreciation of our native flora. We hold free public field trips throughout the year and free indoor programs during the colder months. Members receive our newsletter, Solidago, and participate in a seed exchange, a spring native plant sale, and a December celebration of native plants.

We are meeting in person again. Click here for map of our meeting location.

The May 2024 FLNPS meeting was recorded and can be viewed below or in YouTube by clicking here.

Recordings of September 2020 through February 2024 Zoom & hybrid meetings are available by clicking here for a list of past events. (The September '22 & December '22, December '23 & April '24 meetings were not recorded.) The recordings are embedded in the meeting announcement along with a YouTube link if you prefer to go direct.

F. Robert Wesley Spring Beauty with Trout-Lilies

F. Robert Wesley Dutchmans Breeches, sign of spring

Rosemarie Parker Spring in Ringwood

Audrey Bowe Ostrich fern fiddleheads.

Steven Daniel West Virginia White butterfly on toothwort - its host plant.

Plant sale 2014

Preservation of Native Plants for Future Generations

FLNPS is primarily an educational organization, with programs for experts and those who have just discovered native flora. We organize talks, walks and other activities related to conservation of native plants and their habitats. We also organize education and activities on threats to our native flora, including invasive plants and insects and their control.

Learn more about invasive plants.

Gardening with Native Plants

FLNPS is not a native gardening organization, but encourages the use of ethically propagated native plants in private and public gardens. Many members are gardeners, who collect seeds and spores from private lands and propagate seedlings for our annual spring sale. Please explore our list of Finger Lakes natives suitable for gardens, plus a short list of non-native garden plants you can safely include or should avoid.

Explore our list of garden-worthy native plants | Advanced Search by Plant Characteristics

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What's Happening?


Working Garden Visits - Western Finger Lakes

Walk • Sunday10:00am


Geology of Hoxie Gorge

Talk • Tuesday7:00pm


Asters & Goldenrods - registration required

Walk • Saturday10:00am

Non-FLNPS Events