Silent Auction - Native Treasures

Annual Fall Conference Silent Auction

Browse, bid, take home a Native Treasure and support the Maryland Native Plant Society at the MNPS Fall Conference Silent Auction. Native Treasures may include books on plants and other natural history topics, botanical art, crafts, jewelry, plants, and more. Specific items may be listed closer to the conference date.

Please bring your checkbook or cash. We will not be able to accept credit cards at the conference.

Silent Auction Donations Wanted

Do you have botanical or nature-oriented items that may be someone else’s Native Treasure? Consider donating to the “Silent Auction - Native Treasures” sale to be held at the MNPS Fall Conference, Saturday, September 19.  Suggested donations include: field guides; ecology or other natural history books; nature videos; binoculars and scopes; native plants; nature art; fine crafts; weekend getaways; field attire and accessories; hiking poles...

Items should be in very good or excellent condition.

If you have an item to donate:
Please contact Liz Jones at

Also, please provide the following information ahead of time so we can create the bid sheets and plan for table space available to display the items.
  • Name of item
  • Description of specific item or service being donated 
  • Estimated retail value 
  • Donor name(s) as you want it to appear on the bid sheet
  • Contact information in case we have questions about the donation
Deadline for donations: September 11.

Donated items may be brought to the MNPS monthly programs July 28 and August 25 with the requested information attached.

If you are going to the conference, the item may be delivered the morning of the conference, but the requested information should be provided before the September 11 deadline.

All proceeds will benefit MNPS programs.
These include Marilandica publications, the MNPS website, field trip notifications, the annual conference, and the MNPS annual research grant program.

Questions? Contact Liz Jones at

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