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Jan 21, '17

12:00 am

Pawpaw

January chapter field trip

Florida Agriculture Museum

On Saturday, Jan 21, Pawpaw chapter members will head to Palm Coast for an opportunity to take the Florida Agriculture Museum’s guided tour. After taking a tour through five 1930s depression-era restored…

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Jan 21, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Serenoa January Field Trip

Terra Ceia Preserve State Park, Manatee County

Observe habitat conversion (uplands to mangroves) in this newly restored state park. Co-led by Tonya Clayton and Park Specialist Tracy Telatyck.

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Jan 21, '17

9:00 am

Heartland

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Lake Rd.

Come to Circle B, help plant cypress trees, and enjoy fresh air!  The event is planned from 9am til Noon, and a hot dog lunch will be provided.  If you wish to volunteer please send your name…

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Jan 21, '17

9:00 am

PaynesPrairie

January Field Trip, 9am

Newnans Lake Forest

Location: Newnans Lake Forest Hike Leader: Forester Charlie Pederson A reconnaissance with Forester Charlie Pederson, previously Paynes Prairie FNPS Chapter president, to the county’s newest state forest…

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Jan 22, '17

12:00 am

Dade

Field Trip

Chekika

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Jan 22, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Jan 22, '17

8:30 am

Suncoast

Native Plant Garden Maintenance

2001 E Cherry St. Plant City FL 33563

The Suncoast Native Plant Society has adopted two areas in the Plant City Commons Teaching Garden. THe goal of SNPS to to make this garden a showcase for Native Plants in Hillsborough County.  …

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Jan 22, '17

9:15 am

Coontie

Walk Chekika, Everglades NP (host Dade Chapter)

This area was a private resort, then a state recreational area with a scenic swimming hole (fed by an artesian well gushing sulphur-laden water), and other amenities. In 1985, the artesian well was capped…

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Jan 22, '17

6:30 pm

Council

Council Meeting

Online: GoToMeeting

A regular (online) meeting of the Council of Chapters. Council Representatives will receive an invitation to the meeting (with a link that connects to GoToMeeting online). Invitations are sent to the…

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Jan 23, '17

9:00 am

Citrus

Field Trip to See Amendment One Money in Action

Silver Springs

Field trip will be with Eric Hoyer, Forester/Arborist with Natural Resource Planning Services, Inc. Eric will lead us on a field trip to Silver Springs. We will be looking at timber thinning of planted…

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Jan 24, '17

7:15 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens

Lecture:  “Rare Plants & Everglades Restoration”, George Gann, The Institute for Regional Conservaiton
 

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Jan 24, '17

7:30 pm

Coontie

Dade Chapter Meeting with George Gann Speaking

11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road), Miami

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road), Miami Refreshments begin at 7:15 pm., merchandise sales before and after the program. The plant raffle follows the…

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Jan 27, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

Natives in the Landscape

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Renee Stambaugh Native Plant Consulting (904) 692-3927 www.nativeplantconsulting.com facebook.com/nativeplantconsulting   A lifelong resident of northeast Florida, Renee Stambaugh has extensive knowledge…

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Jan 28, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Jelks Preserve

3200 N River Rd, Venice, FL 34292.  Sarasota Co Naturalist, Nancy Edmonson, will be joining us for this excursion.

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Jan 28, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Maclay Native Plant Arboretum Workday

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, Tallahassee

Come join us for a group workday to get the Maclay Native Plant Arboretum ready for the spring flowers! Bring your water, hat, gloves, and hand tools.

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Jan 28, '17

9:00 am

Tarflower

Volunteer Gardening Day!

Mead Gardens

Volunteer Gardening Day! Come participate in some real feel-good gardening work with other gardeners while you get hands-on experience with native plants!   Note: Volunteer opportunities…

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Jan 28, '17

9:00 am

PaynesPrairie

The Great Invader Raider Rally

Gainesville City Parks

The Great Invader Raider Rally, Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00-11:00 a.m.: Invasive plant removal at our city parks 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Volunteer celebration at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E.…

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Jan 28, '17

9:00 am

Ixia

ixia Field Trip

427 Aquarius Concourse, Orange Park, Jacksonville FL

Members and the public are invited to visit Crosby Sanctuary in Orange Park. The site is owned and managed by the Duval Audubon Society. Here is how Duval Audubon describes the Sanctuary:   “Nestled…

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Jan 28, '17

9:30 am

Suncoast

Plant Walk

Lettuce Lake Park, Tampa

Come discover the beauty of native plants on a guided walk with a representative of the Suncoast Native Plant Society. Our walk start in the native plant garden outside the visitor’s center and go on…

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Jan 29, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Jan 29, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee

We will meet at the shelter at Angus Gholson Nature Park, on Park Street in Chattahoochee, starting at 9:00am through 12:00pm Snacks provided! Wear outdoor or gardening clothes (long pants), appropriate…

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Jan 31, '17

1:00 pm

Coccoloba

WETPLAN Neighborhood Ponds Management Class

Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Rd Fort Myers, FL 33919

Walk-ins are welcome or click here to register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetplan-neighborhood-ponds-management-class-jan-31-2017-tickets-29621568910

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Feb 01, '17

6:00 pm

Naples

Birds, Bees & Butterflies - Landscaping with Native Plants for our Flying Friends

Port Royal Club, North Terrace, 2900 Gordon Drive, Naples 34102

Presenter: Chad Washburn (Deputy Director, Naples Botanical Garden) and a Naples Chapter Board Director will share his knowhow related to landscaping with native plants at home with an emphasis on helping…

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Feb 01, '17

7:00 pm

Pinellas

Into the Heart of the Fakahatchee Strand

Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

In 1975, naturalist Roger Hammer made a solo trek up the 20-mile-long central slough in the 85,000-acre Fakahatchee Strand in Collier County, sleeping in a jungle hammock suspended above the swamp water.…

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Feb 02, '17

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Gardening for Butterflies: Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Presented by Jody Wood Putnam, Sweetbay President and Local Native Plant Expert
Learn how to attract butterflies to you yeard by planting easily grown native plants.

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Feb 02, '17

7:00 pm

Magnolia

James Cooper - Florida Soils - What's Under Your Backyard?

1024 King Bldg., 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL

James Cooper, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, will talk about Florida Soils - What’s Under Your Backyard?

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Feb 04, '17

12:00 am

Dade

Everglades Work Day

ENP Visitor Center

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Feb 04, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip - Soil Profiles on Both Sides of the Cody Scarp

Unity Eastside Church, Buck Lake Road

James Cooper will lead the field trip. Attendees will learn field techniques for describing soil. The trip concludes on the Unity Church’s property on Bucklake Road for an optional lunch on the church…

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Feb 05, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Feb 06, '17

6:30 pm

Hernando

Public Program

Chinsegut Hill Retreat

Join us for an informative evening where you will enjoy the company of other native plant enthusiasts.  The Hernando Chapter meets the 1st Monday of the month at Chinsegut Hill Retreat north…

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Feb 07, '17

6:45 pm

Cocoplum

Monthly Meeting: Mike Yustin on Restoring the Loxahatchee Watershed

Environmental Studies Center, 2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

Doors open at 6:30 for social time and plant exchange.
 

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Feb 07, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Florida's Native Pollinators- Ecology & Identification' presented by Dr. Joshua Campbell

Leu Gardens

Joshua Campbell is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. His research focuses on “Operation Pollinator,” which examines…

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Feb 07, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

CNPS members share “Best Gardening Tips”.

Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.

 

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Feb 08, '17

7:00 pm

Coontie

Plants and Other Wilds of the Big Cypress with Steve Woodmansee

Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

Plants and Other Wilds of the Big Cypress

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Feb 09, '17

6:30 pm

Ixia

Monthly Meeting

Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville FL

Our February Ixia general meeting will feature a presentation by Lisa Hassell, Environmental Specialist and Regulatory Inspector, on “New and Emerging Pests in Florida and Pest Risk Pathways”. Members…

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Feb 10, '17

12:00 am

Council

Annual Retreat - Board and Council of Chapters

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

See FNPS Events notice for details:  http://www.fnps.org/events/event/2536 

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Feb 10, '17

4:00 pm

FNPS

Annual Retreat - Board and Council of Chapters

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

The FNPS annual retreat will be held all day Saturday, February 11th and Sunday morning February 12th. Check in will be 4:00 pm on Friday, February 10th (check out on Sunday by 11:00 am) and there will…

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Feb 11, '17

8:30 am

Heartland

USF Herbarium Tour

Herbarium at University of South Florida

Dr. Alan Franck, Ph.D., Curator, will facilitate a tour of the Herbarium.  The USF Herbarium / Institute for Systematic Botany has extensive collections of plant specimens from all over Florida.…

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Feb 11, '17

8:30 am

Ixia

TLC Saturday

Native Park, 3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

2017 marks the 6th anniversary of Ixia’s adoption of Native Park. Helping at Native Park is a great way to learn about native plants that grow well in our area, get to know other members, and…

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Feb 11, '17

9:00 am

Cocoplum

Field Trip - Mike Yustin at Kitching Creek Flow Way

Kitching Creek Flow Way, Hobe Sound

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Feb 11, '17

9:00 am

SweetBay

Air Potato Round-Up

Audubon Nature Preserve

Help fight invasive species by participating in Bay County Conservancy’s Air Potato Roundup on Saturday, Feburary 11.  No special experience is necessary to participate.   Air potato vines smother…

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Feb 11, '17

4:00 pm

Council

Council of Chapters meeting

Recreation Hall - Gold Head Branch State Park

Council of Chapters meeting
In Recreation Hall at Gold Head Branch State Park
4:00 pm until 5:00 pm

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Feb 12, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Feb 12, '17

9:00 am

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

Gold Head Branch State Park

Cabin 115

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Feb 13, '17

6:00 pm

Conradina

History of South Beaches in Brevard County

Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL

Barbara Arthur will be our speaker.
5:30 P.M. refreshments, 6:00 P.M. meeting.

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Feb 13, '17

6:00 pm

Sumter

Monthly Meeting

Sumterville Community Building

Jason Smith, Associate Professor of Forest Pathology, at UF,will speak on Under Utilized Native Cultivars. Please join us for our monthly meeting for refreshments and raffle items. For more information,…

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Feb 14, '17

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

“A Walk…...”  by Denny Girard and Al Squires.  This is another edition of the “Denny and Al Show.” 

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Feb 15, '17

7:00 pm

Suncoast

February Meeting: Perico Preserve, A Story of Transformation

Hillsborough County Extension Office, Seffner, FL

The restoration of Perico Preserve, a 176-acre property in Manatee County, is a story of transformation. The land has undergone significant changes from its original acquired state of farmland to the…

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Feb 16, '17

1:00 pm

Coccoloba

WETPLAN Neighborhood Ponds Management Class

Bonita Springs City Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Walk ins are welcome or click here to register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetplan-neighborhood-ponds-management-class-feb-16-2017-tickets-31060406512

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Feb 17, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee

We will meet at the shelter at Angus Gholson Nature Park, on Park Street in Chattahoochee, starting at 9:00am through 12:00pm Snacks provided! Wear outdoor or gardening clothes (long pants), appropriate…

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Feb 18, '17

12:00 am

Suncoast

Fieldtrip: Perico Preserve

Perico Preserve, 1700 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209

In February, SNPS will be treated to a guided walk in one of Mantee County’s newest preserves. Perico Preserve’s 176 acres offers a high diversity of wildlife and plant species. Nearly 1.5 miles of…

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Feb 18, '17

10:00 am

Naples

Festival in the Woods

Picayune Strand State Forest Sabal Palm Hiking Trail Trailhead

The Florida Forest Service’s Caloosahatchee Forestry Center invites you to join us for the annual Festival in the Woods at Picayune Strand State Forest. Admission is free and lunch is provided at no charge.…

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Feb 19, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Feb 20, '17

7:00 pm

Serenoa

Serenoa February General Meeting: Mangroves in the Forefront of Change

To be determined

Dr. Brad Oberle, an assistant professor of biology at New College, whose research centers around the relationship of climate change to plant diversity, will focus on changes in the mangrove forest, as…

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Feb 22, '17

6:30 pm

Heartland

Heartland Chapter Meeting

Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Road

Refreshments and social at 6:30.  Progam starts at 7:00.  NOTE this date is a Wednesday instead of our usual third Tuesday. Program Title: Pollinators and Native Plants for Pollinators.  …

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Feb 24, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

Monarch Migration and Florida Milkweeds

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Scott A. Davis, Ranger   Scott Davis is a busy biologist, with Ethnobotany among his passions. He is a state board member for the Florida Native Plant Society, and president-elect for the Magnolia…

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Feb 25, '17

12:00 am

Dade

Field Trip

R Hardy Matheson Park

with Dallas Hazelton, Miami-Dade County Parks

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Feb 25, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Caloosahatchee Regional Park

19130 N River Rd, Alva, FL 33920      Parking Lot #2(Rt 78)

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Feb 25, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Serenoa February Field Trip

Soldier’s Hole, Fort De Soto, Pinellas County

Led by Tom Heitzman and Richard Beaupre, we’ll explore this portion of Fort De Soto Park known for its mangroves and take a walk along Tampa Bay.

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Feb 25, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

Walk Hardy Matheson Preserve, host Dade Chapter

Saturday, February 25, 2017: R. Hardy Matheson Preserve along the Snapper Creek Canal and Old Cutler Road.

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Feb 26, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Feb 28, '17

7:15 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens

Lecture “South FL Bats: Importance, Distribution and Conservation”, Gisele L Colbert and Giselle Hosein, Smart Sciences Environmental Consulting

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Mar 01, '17

12:00 am

SweetBay

Field Trip: Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve

West of Cairo, GA

Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve is a 140 acre conservation area established in 2009 through the efforts of volunteers from the Magnolia Chapter (Tallahassee) of the Florida Native Plant Society (including…

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Mar 01, '17

7:00 pm

Pinellas

Spring at Torreya State Park

Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

The flora of north Florida is very different from that of the Tampa Bay area. In preparation for the chapter’s camping trip to Torreya State Park, Craig Huegel will introduce us to some of the plants…

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Mar 02, '17

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Presentation: Native Plants at 7 Pines Nursery

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Come hear from Dara Dobson, owner of 7 Pines Native Nursery in Defuniak Springs.  She’ll tell us avout the native plants they sell in their nursery. She will also be bring plants for sale. A field…

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Mar 02, '17

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Dr. Anderson - Singapore Botanical Garden

1024 King Bldg., 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL

Dr. Loran Anderson will share insights about his tour of the Singapore Botanical Garden, Lord Raffles and Singapore Botany.

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Mar 03, '17

12:00 am

Pinellas

Chapter Camping Trip -- Torreya State Park

Torreya State Park

Join the Pinellas Chapter camping at Torreya State Park, home to almost 50 species of threatened and endangered plants. The entire area is a hotbed of biodiversity, and our trip is timed so that we can…

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Mar 04, '17

8:00 am

Conradina

Botanical Fest

1900 Building, downtown Melbourne

This year’s festival has moved to downtown Melbourne and will be open from 8:00 am to 4 pm. Volunteers will be needed for the 2 Conrandina Chapter booths.

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Mar 04, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip

TBA

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Mar 05, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Mar 05, '17

8:30 am

Suncoast

Native Plant Garden Maintenance

2001 E Cherry St. Plant City FL 33563

The Suncoast Native Plant Society has adopted two areas in the Plant City Commons Teaching Garden. THe goal of SNPS to to make this garden a showcase for Native Plants in Hillsborough County.  …

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Mar 05, '17

3:00 pm

Dade

Organizational Picnic

Virginia Key Beach Park

Join fellow members of DCFNPS, Miami Blues, Tropical Audubon and TREEmendous Miami for a review by Gary Hunt and Steve Pearson of restoration work at the Park.  Admission to the Park will be free.

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Mar 05, '17

6:30 pm

Council

Council Meeting

Online: GoToMeeting

A regular (online) meeting of the Council of Chapters. Council Representatives will receive an invitation to the meeting (with a link that connects to GoToMeeting online). Invitations are sent to the…

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Mar 07, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Exploring the Everglades Backcountry' presented by Roger Hammer, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

  March 7th’s presentation will be with renowned author and native plant enthusiast, Dr. Roger Hammer. Roger is an award-winning professional naturalist, author, botanist, and photographer. Roger…

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Mar 07, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Troy Springer (Riverview) – native plant landscape program.

Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.

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Mar 08, '17

7:00 pm

Coontie

Scott Bryan

Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

TBA

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Mar 09, '17

6:30 pm

Ixia

Monthly Meeting

Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville FL

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Mar 11, '17

8:30 am

Ixia

TLC Saturday

3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

2017 marks the 6th anniversary of Ixia’s adoption of Native Park. Helping at Native Park is a great way to learn about native plants that grow well in our area, get to know other members, and…

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Mar 11, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee

We will meet at the shelter at Angus Gholson Nature Park, on Park Street in Chattahoochee, starting at 9:00am through 12:00pm Snacks provided! Wear outdoor or gardening clothes (long pants), appropriate…

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Mar 11, '17

9:30 am

Mangrove

Special Event

Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL

Annual “Plant Native Day”  This year’s theme is Fire Wise.”

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Mar 12, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Mar 13, '17

6:00 pm

Conradina

Indian River Lagoon Update

Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL

Presented by Dr. Duane DeFreese.
5:30 pm refreshments, 6:00 pm meeting

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Mar 14, '17

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

“Preserving Wild Florida” by Mary Lundberg

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Mar 16, '17

1:00 pm

Coccoloba

WETPLAN Neighborhood Ponds Management Class

Holton Eco-Preserve at Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers FL 33912

Walk ins are welcome or click this link to register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetplan-neighborhood-ponds-management-class-mar-16-2017-tickets-31060485749

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Mar 18, '17

9:00 am

Conradina

Satellite Beach Coastal Garden Fair

David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach FL

Conradina Chapter will have two booths at the  Satellite Beach Coastal Garden Fair from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be a Lagoon Friendly Lawns educational workshop, a plant sale, and…

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Mar 18, '17

9:00 am

SweetBay

Old-Timey Plant Sale at Birdsong Nature Center

Near Thomasville, GA

The sale specializes in reliable old garden plants collected from local gardeners, and native plants. A special feature of the sale is a superb collection of native azaleas of all sizes and colors. For…

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Mar 19, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Mar 20, '17

7:00 pm

Serenoa

Serenoa March General Meeting: Rare Plants & Restoration at Little Manatee River State Park

To be determined

What makes a state park unique? Kate Smithson will tell us what distinguishes Little Manatee River State Park from the others.

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Mar 23, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting online

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html 

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Mar 24, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

Roger Hammer

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Be sure you scoll down and look at the whole picture on Roger Hammer’s home page. Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter…

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Myakka State Forest

2000 S River Rd, Englewood, FL

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Serenoa March Field Trip

Little Manatee River State Park, Hillsborough County

Don’t miss this opportunity to see spectacular fringe trees in bloom! Park Specialist Kate Smithson will lead us on a walk on the Oxbow Trail along the river to see fringe trees plus we’ll explore…

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Dade

22nd Native Plant Day

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

Our annual public outreach and education day will have activities for all ages: walks, programs, displays, plants and merchandise for sale, raffles and more. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this…

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

Native Plant Day, sponsors Dade Chapter & City of N. Miami

Enchanted Forest Park, 1725 NE 135 St., North Miami

Save the date and share with your friends now! As always, we will have interesting activities, programs and walks for all, great plants and merchandise for sale – all in a wonderful setting for birding…

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Mar 26, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

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Mar 28, '17

7:15 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens

Lecture ‘Sea Level Rise’ Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County

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Apr 01, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee

We will meet at the shelter at Angus Gholson Nature Park, on Park Street in Chattahoochee, starting at 9:00am through 12:00pm Snacks provided! Wear outdoor or gardening clothes (long pants), appropriate…

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Apr 04, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'From Mandalas to Green Roofs: Being creative natively' presented by Kevin Songer, J.D.

Leu Gardens

April’s presentation merges art with green roof buildings- both of which happen to be Kevin’s areas of interest. An accomplished Mandala (a graphic representation of the cosmos) artist of Florida’s…

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Apr 04, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Eleanor Dietrich (Tallahassee) – native wildflowers on the roadsides. Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.

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Apr 05, '17

7:00 pm

Pinellas

The Milkweed Initiative

Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

St. Marks Refuge Ranger, and FNPS member, Scott Davis has developed a long term plan to support the monarch butterfly in the Big Bend of Florida by sourcing local ecotypes of milkweed species to provide…

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Apr 06, '17

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Nia Wellendorf - The Many Faces and Plants of Lake Jackson, Leon County

1024 King Bldg., 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL

Nia Wellendorf, aquatic ecologist and aquatic plant enthusiast who works for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, will speak about the many faces and plants of Lake Jackson, Leon County.

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Apr 08, '17

8:00 am

Tarflower

Central Florida Native and Wildlife Friendly Yard Tour!

Different residences in the greater Orlando area

4/8/17 marks the Central Florida Native and Wildlife Friendly Yard Tour! This is a Tarflower & Cuplet Fern FNPS Chapters and Orange Audubon Society collaborated event. Come out for…

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Apr 08, '17

8:30 am

Ixia

TLC Saturday

3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

2017 marks the 6th anniversary of Ixia’s adoption of Native Park. Helping at Native Park is a great way to learn about native plants that grow well in our area, get to know other members, and…

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Apr 08, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Spring Wildflower Festival and Plant Sale

Sweet Bay Nursery, Manatee County

http://www.sweetbaynursery.com Volunteers Needed!

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Apr 08, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip - a Paddling Excursion

Lake Jackson / Lake Carr, Leon County

Nia Wellendorf will lead the paddling field trip excursion exploring the aquatic plants and ecology of Lake Jackson or adjacent Lake Carr in Leon County.

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Apr 08, '17

9:00 am

Pinellas

Spring Plant Festival - Pollinator Palooza!

Wilcox Nursery & Landscape, 12501 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo

Plants for butterflies, moths, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators will be the focus of our spring festival. Watch this space… speakers to be announced! Our plan is to allow pre-ordering of milkweed…

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Apr 10, '17

6:00 pm

Sumter

Monthly Meeting

Sumterville Community Building

Roxanne Connelly, UF/IFAS Professor and Medical Entomolgy Specialist, will be our speaker at the monthly meeting. Topic is Backyard and Mosquitoes.
Please join us for refreshments and plant raffle.

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Apr 10, '17

6:00 pm

Conradina

Florida Sandhills

Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL

Presented by Dr. Walter Taylor.
5:30 pm refreshments, 6:00 pm meeting.

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Apr 11, '17

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

“Wild Curb Appeal” by Thomas Becker

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Apr 12, '17

7:00 pm

Coontie

Spring Flowers of Long Pine Key

Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

“A Walk on Long Pine Key: The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring (Tra La!)” If you know the great Gilbert & Sullivan operetta “The Mikado,” you’ll understand the playful “Tra La!” at the end of…

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Apr 13, '17

8:00 am

SweetBay

Field Trip to 7 Pines Nursery and Pine Log State Forest

DeFuniak Springs

Join us to visit the 7 Pines Nursery in Defuniak Springs to see all the native beauties we need for our gardens. Afterwards, we will eat lunch and then head to Pine Log State Forest to see what is in…

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Apr 13, '17

6:30 pm

Ixia

Monthly Meeting

Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville FL

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Apr 17, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

Northern Alabama Spring FNPS Tour

Tour Bus to multiple Northern Alabama Locations

Join FNPS on a tour of Northern Alabama, April 17-22nd. We will learn more about Alabama native plants, meet the local native plant enthusiasts, learn what inspires them, and discover…

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Apr 17, '17

7:00 pm

Serenoa

Serenoa April General Meeting: Plants for a Spring Garden

To be determined

Dr. George Rogers, a professor at Palm Beach State College and wildflower blogger extraordinaire, (https://treasurecoastnatives.wordpress.com/) will talk about spring blooms including plants that might…

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Apr 20, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html  

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Apr 22, '17

10:00 am

Serenoa

Earth Day

Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County

Exhibits, plant sale, music, food, and guided walks in the park, from 10 am to 4 pm.

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Apr 22, '17

10:00 am

SweetBay

Earth Day

McKenzie Park, Panama City

Join Sweetbay and other conservation groups as we celebrate Earth Day.
Plants will be available for a donation to our organization.

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Apr 23, '17

9:00 am

Dade

Earthday

Pinecrest Gardens

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Apr 23, '17

6:30 pm

Council

Council Meeting

Online: GoToMeeting

A regular (online) meeting of the Council of Chapters. Council Representatives will receive an invitation to the meeting (with a link that connects to GoToMeeting online). Invitations are sent to the…

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Apr 25, '17

7:15 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens

Lecture “Palms”, Andrew Street, Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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Apr 26, '17

12:00 am

Suncoast

Camping 3 nights and 4 days

St Joe's Peninsula State Park

Reserve your camping site now at www.reserveamerica.com

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Apr 28, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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Apr 29, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Shamrock Park

3900 Shamrock Dr, Venice, FL, 34952

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Apr 29, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

April Native Plant Sale

Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

Please join us for the April Native Plant Sale at the Secret Woods. Sale ends at 1 pm. Also get your copy of the FNPS Native Landscaping brochure if you don’t already have one. Several vendors attend…

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May 02, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Florida's Grasses' presented by David Hall, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

We hear about Florida wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. But what about grasses? Have you ever wondered where you can find and learn more about native grasses and their importance in Florida’s ecosystems?…

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May 02, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

TBD

Member’s picnic and native plant walk.

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May 03, '17

7:00 pm

Pinellas

Gopher Tortoises and Prescribed Fire

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg

Gopher tortoises love prescribed burns; find out why. Speaker George Heinrich clarifies how increased biodiversity is a result of prescribed fire. You will discover how it impacts upland habitats and…

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May 04, '17

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Scott Davis - Monarchs and Milkweed Ecology at St. Marks NWR

1024 King Bldg., 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL

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May 06, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip

TBA

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May 07, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee

We will meet at the shelter at Angus Gholson Nature Park, on Park Street in Chattahoochee, starting at 9:00am through 12:00pm Snacks provided! Wear outdoor or gardening clothes (long pants), appropriate…

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May 08, '17

6:00 pm

Conradina

Drive By Botany Or Nature As Seen From a Moving Vehicle

Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL

Presented by Dr. Jay Barnhart. 
5:30 pm refreshments,  6:00 pm meeting

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May 09, '17

6:00 pm

Mangrove

Annual Meeting & Election of Officers

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

Bring a covered dish and your own place setting.

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May 10, '17

7:00 pm

Coontie

Pat Howell

Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

TBA

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May 13, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Serenoa May Field Trip

Felts Preserve, Manatee County

It’s where the birds are! Plus an ample selection of spring wildflowers.

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May 15, '17

7:00 pm

Serenoa

Serenoa May General Meeting: Gardening is for the Birds Nancy West

To be determined

Plant and they will come! Nancy West will focus on the attraction, care and feeding of birds in the urban/suburban garden. Beautifully illustrated by Nancy and Anita West.

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May 18, '17

12:00 am

Suncoast

FNPS Annual Conference

Westgate River Ranch Res

Our theme in 2017 is “Connections”.  Join us at this lovely resort for a weekend of socializing, learning, hiking and sharing with other native plant members. May 18 - 21, two days of field trips…

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May 18, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Field trips, workshops, and meetings of the Board of Directors and Council of Chapters.

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May 18, '17

8:00 am

SweetBay

FNPS Annual Conference

South of Lake Kissimmee

May 18-21
See website for more information. http://fnps.org/conference

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May 18, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

Florida Native Plant Society Conference

Westgate River Ranch Resort south of Lake Kissimmee

37th Annual Florida Native Plant Society Conference, May 18-21, 2017, at the Westgate River Ranch Resort south of Lake Kissimmee. Enjoy amazing field trips, world-class speakers, workshops, social events,…

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May 18, '17

4:30 pm

Council

Council of Chapters meeting

River Ranch

Council of Chapters meeting.  Meeting room to be announced.

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May 18, '17

5:30 pm

FNPS

Board of Director's meeting

River Ranch

Meeting of the Board of Directors.  Meeting room to be announced.

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May 19, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Programs

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May 20, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Conference and annual meeting of the membership

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May 21, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Field trips

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May 26, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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May 27, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Don Pedro State Park-Landside

8450 Placida Rd, Cape Haze, FL 33946

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Jun 01, '17

12:00 am

SweetBay

Annual Sweetbay Meeting

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Bring an appetizer or side dish to enjoy with others.
Photo presentation of native plants and Sweetbay activities.
Come see our best plant auction of the year!

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Jun 06, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'A brief history of the lives of Central Florida Pioneers' presented by Paul Wehr, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society in collaboration with the Pine Castle Historical  Society is pleased to present Dr. Paul Wehr this month to educate and enlighten members on…

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Jun 10, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee

We will meet at the shelter at Angus Gholson Nature Park, on Park Street in Chattahoochee, starting at 9:00am through 12:00pm Snacks provided! Wear outdoor or gardening clothes (long pants), appropriate…

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Jun 11, '17

11:00 am

Conradina

Conradina Chapter Board Meeting / followed by Potluck

Erna Nixon Park.

 
Conradina Chapter FNPS Board Meeting (11 a.m.).
Potluck to follow for general membership (noon).

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Jun 22, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting online

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html 

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Jun 23, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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Jul 11, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'From Nectar Robbing Pollinators to Florida's Ecology' presented by Kaitlin Griffith

Leu Gardens

Please note: July’s presentation falls on the second Tuesday for this month. Ever wonder what the next generation of biologists are doing these days and how they will shape Florida’s…

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Jul 20, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting online

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html  

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Jul 28, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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Aug 01, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Edible Wild Foods-What to Gather When and How' presented by Peggy Lantz.

Leu Gardens

 August’s presentation will be with Peggy Lantz- an esteemed, long-time Tarflower member. Peggy was the very first editor of the Palmetto- the official magazine of the Florida Native Plant Society.…

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Aug 12, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

August Native Plant Sale

Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

Please join us for the August Native Plant Sale at the Secret Woods. Sale ends at 1 pm. Also get your copy of the FNPS Native Landscaping brochure if you don’t already have one. Several vendors attend…

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Aug 25, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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Sep 05, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Genetic Diversity or Cultivars and Clones: Pros and Cons' presented by Nancy Bissett

Leu Gardens

Planting species with their range of genetic diversity offers different benefits and drawbacks from species that are propagated as named cultivars or clones with an identical genetic makeup. These…

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Sep 05, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Program on Water - possibly Sierra Club or Southwest FL Water Management.   Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly…

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Sep 22, '17

1:00 am

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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Oct 03, '17

6:30 pm

Tarflower

'Bringing back Biodiversity in Urban Yards' by Patrick Bohlen, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

October marks our 3rd Annual Florida Native Plant Month! This important month in the FNPS calendar year has city and county-level proclamations initiated by local chapters across the state.…

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Oct 03, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Members “Garden Party”.

Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.

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Oct 14, '17

8:00 am

Tarflower

5th Annual Backyard Biodiversity Day!

Mead Botanical Gardens

10/14/17 marks our 5th Annual Backyard Biodiversity Day! This is a Tarflower-hosted event. Come out for a beautiful collection of native plants, workshops, and proclamations that celebrate…

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Oct 27, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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Nov 04, '17

8:00 am

Tarflower

GrowVember!

Mead Botanical Gardens

11/4/17 marks GrowVember- a Mead Gardens event. Tarflower is proud to show our support at this event as well as our Mead Gardens Restoration efforts that occur throughout the year. Come out…

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Nov 07, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Growing, maintaining, and identifying pests of Central and South Florida native palms in urban yard

Leu Gardens

November’s presentation will be by Stephen Brown who will talk about Florida native palms and palm care within Central and South Florida landscapes. Stephen is a prolific, enthusiastic, entertaining…

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Nov 07, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Surprise!

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Nov 24, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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Dec 05, '17

6:30 pm

Tarflower

'The Dirt on Dirt: Exploring Florida's Native Soils' presented by Cayce Salvino

Leu Gardens

  Cayce Salvino is a native Floridian, born and raised in South Florida. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Unity College in Maine, Cayce became immersed and quickly infatuated with soil…

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Dec 29, '17

12:00 am

TheVillages

NO MEETING

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can…

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