Participation in native plant conservation can take many forms. In our Activity Catalogue you'll find a range of possibilities, from native plant gardening to shoreline rehabilitation, ecological monitoring to school-ground transformation.
People in Action
Looking for inspiration? Want to get involved? Meet some people who turned passion for native plants into action. Each of these real-life stories opens a door to native plant conservation.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
It's hard to overlook the western skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) of British Columbia. It has a skunk-like odour that attracts insects, and it grows to more than a metre in height, with a bright yellow spathe, flower spike (spadix), and oval, green leaves that reach about 75 cm wide. Its appearance has also earned it the name of swamp lantern. This plant was photographed in early spring, before the leaves developed. The leaves and root are edible by humans; particular processing methods eliminate the slightly bitter, acrid taste. Bears and deer also eat it.