Silent Auction - Native Treasures

Annual Fall Conference Silent Auction

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

Preview these terrific silent auction items and be sure to pack your checkbook -- we look forward to seeing you there!

3 nights at a 3-bedroom, 2 bath, beautiful mountain chalet located near Raystown Lake in central Pennsylvania, outside Huntingdon.  Sleeps 10.  Situated on a 3-acre wooded hillside lot, the property is less than 10 minutes from hiking trails and a lake with boat rentals.  Fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace and deck.
Dates available September through May, to be coordinated through MNPS member Traci Ripani.
Bidding will start at $200, with first $150 going to manager and cleaning. Valued at $750. 
For photos, go to  and click on Mary’s Place.

4 hours of gardening service— weeding, design, or planting.  Experienced with native plants and permaculture practices.   


Basket of goods from Atkins Arboretum inc. gifts and 2 free passes

10 Native plants for shade from Chesapeake Natives

10 Native plants for dry sun from Chesapeake Natives

10 Native plants for wet sun from Chesapeake Natives

Virginia Creeper, matted giclee print by Janice Browne

Round-lobed Hepatica, matted giclee print by Janice Browne

Rue Anemone, matted antique chromolithograph

Aster, framed print

Crocus, framed print

Pottery bowls by Dwight Johnson

$50 gift certificate for woody plants at Octorara Native Plant Nursery

Large Ivory-billed Woodpecker print signed by artist, Robin Hill

Field bag and wallets from Guatemala

Iron “cricket” boot jack

Books including these and many more:

Natural Histories—Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, Tom Baione.

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, Albertus Sebus, 1734-1765.

Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation, Donald Leopold.

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, Xerces Society.

American Botanical Paintings- Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic, Bonnie Driggers, ed.

Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, Lawrence Newcomb.

Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada, L.H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University.

Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run, David Brower, signed by the author.

Pay What You Want Table
Once again this year we will have numerous books, including many in brand new condition, and other miscellaneous items available for discretionary donation amounts without the need to bid. 

Remember the good work these donations support: Marilandica publications, the MNPS website, field trip notifications, the annual conference, and the MNPS annual research grant program!

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