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Newsletter #2: May 2020
We can't believe its already been 5 months since we launched CanPlant! Since then we've made some updates, grown our network, and continued to expand our reach to include people across Canada.  Here's a summary of what we've been up to, plus some notes on what you can expect in CanPlant's near future.

The Latest News          

  • Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, we unfortunately did not get to attend expos and workshops this spring, where we planned to connect with you in-person and expand our network. Our staff have switched to working from home to keep our team and community safe, but we are still working hard to keep CanPlant moving forward, and making plans for when we will be able to connect with our users at events in the future. 
  • We are continuing to grow our network of plant lovers and enjoy seeing how far we reach with our social media pages, posts, and blogs. With winter well behind us, we look forward to sharing more native plant resources to help you with any planting, gardening, or restoration work you have planned this season!  
  • We are continually working on updating and managing the CanPlant database to help provide the most accurate and up-to-date information. If you have an idea that you think will improve the work we do, please contact us

Coming Soon           

Expect to see a CanPlant Online Shop in the near future.

All proceeds from items sold will go directly toward CanPlant's web hosting and other maintenance fees.

The People Behind CanPlant            

The CanPlant team are a small group of employees working at Dougan & Associates, a small ecology business located in Guelph, Ontario. We're pleased to take this on as a unifying project that allows us to do some giving back.

Working within a small business, we dedicate significant time, hard work, and money to maintain CanPlant.

We're currently exploring ways to make CanPlant financially sustainable with the hope of eventually being able to do even more. 

If you believe this work is important, please consider becoming a Plant Database Steward by making a small monthly donation via our Patreon page. Every dollar donated will go toward making CanPlant the best resource it can be.

Some other ways to help include: 
  • liking, following, and sharing our social media content
  • submitting photos of native species to be used in the database
  • forwarding this email to a friend to help spread the word! 

Featured Native Plant

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) 
Jack-in-the-Pulpit is a common spring wildflower that is very distinctive. The species name "triphyllum" refers to the three leaves that are sometimes briefly mistaken for Trillium due to their arrangement. The mature seed pods are easily spotted in the fall, when they turn bright red!

For more native plant facts and featured species updates, follow us on Instagram! 

  New Blog Posts            

Connecting to Nature in a Time of Crisis

You may be staying in, but staying connected to nature is more important that ever! Explore the resources in this post to find ways to bring nature into your home

Early Spring and First-Flowering Plants

Spring has sprung, the grass is ris... or at least, some native plants have! Check out our blog for some species you might see in your area. 

Turn and Face the St(range) Changes

Climate change and native plants, how are they connected? Our latest blog explores how species are impacted by warmer temperatures, and what we can do about it. 

  Upcoming Events - Now Online            

Maybe this Spring didn't go exactly as planned, but CanPlant is still keeping an eye on some exciting online events coming in the near future! 

Go Wild Grow Wild - Now My Wild Green Home Online!
Carolinian Canada is excited to announce My Wild Green Home 2020, a 3-season virtual expo, coming soon, to bring you the same great energy, exposure, networking and content that they have built over 5 years with the Go Wild Grow Wild Green Expo community. Checkout the link above for more details!

SER Webinar Series
SER hosts online webinars on topics related to native species and restoration. Many of these are even available for free in the webinar library if you don't happen to be a member! 
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