Newsletters

About the Newsletter

The KNPS newsletter is published & printed four times a year. It is filled with informative articles and color photos. The page format 8 ½ x 11 inches, and each issues contains 14 to 16 pages. Recurring articles include:

  • President's Message
  • Featured Plant
  • Growing Plants from Seed
  • Landscaping with Native Plants
  • Upcoming Events
  • Event Reports

Only current KNPS members receive the newsletter. To start receiving the KNPS newsletter, join our Membership. If you are interested in contributing to our newsletter, Contact Us.

Newsletter History

It was first published in 1978 by the not yet formed Kansas Wildflower Society. The original newsletter was printed on 5 ½ x 8 ½ inch sized pages. In 2004, shortly after the organization became the Kansas Native Plant Society, the newsletter changed its page size to 8 ½ x 11 inches and became available in PDF format. All back issues beginning in Spring 2004 are available as PDF's.

Newsletter Index

The KNPS newsletters are being indexed by KNPS Member and Volunteer, Guy Coffee.

The Newsletter Index (PDF) was last updated on June 25, 2014

Past Newsletter Issues

2016 Newsletter
2015 Newsletter
2014 Newsletter
2013 Newsletter
2012 Newsletter
2011 Newsletter
2010 Newsletter
2009 Newsletter
2008 Newsletter
2007 Newsletter
2006 Newsletter
2005 Newsletter
2004 Newsletter
2003 Newsletter
1980 KWS Newsletter

1978-2004 Kansas Wildflower Society (KWS) Newsletter

Prior to April 2004, the Kansas Wildflower Newsletter format was a 5 ½ x 8 ½ inch page and is available at the Mabee Library at Washburn University as well as at the Kansas Historical Society. Beginning in Spring 2004, the format changed to 8 ½ x 11 inch page size.

  • Volume 1, No. 1 was printed 1 May 1978.  It broached the idea of forming the organization.
  • Volume 1, No. 2 came out in January 1979.  This was the first issue after KWS formally was formed.
  • Volume 1, No. 3 came out in May 1979.
  • Volume 1, No. 4 came out in July 1979.
  • Volume 1, No 5 came out in December 1979.
  • Beginning with Volume 2, No. 1 (Spring 1980), there were 4 issues per year
  • The 5 ½ x 8 ½ inch page size format ran to Winter 2004 (Vol. 25, No. 4).