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Sep 21, '14

9:00 am

Suncoast

September Field Trip; SUNDAY 9/21

Balm Scrub Preserve, Balm

A spectacular example of land preservation featuring 5000 acres of endangered sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, creeks, grassy meadows and fresh water marshes.  Habitat restoration is…

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Sep 23, '14

6:00 pm

NatureCoast

Executive Committee Meeting

Upper Cotee Preserve, 17135 Minneola Dr. Spring Hill, FL 34610

The meeting is for members, only, but all members are welcome.

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Sep 23, '14

7:30 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Miami FL 33156

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Sep 24, '14

6:30 pm

SeaRocket

Sea Rocket Monthly Meeting

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

“Landscaping with Florida Native Plants” Presented by Lois Harris. If you’ve ever wondered “what can I do with this plant?” or, “how do I show this plant off?” This presentation is for you Lois is experienced…

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Sep 25, '14

5:00 pm

Naples

Annual Potluck Picnic

Naples Preserve (1690 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL, 34102)

Meeting Place: Naples Preserve is located at the southeast corner of US 41 and Fleischmann Blvd., just south of the Coastland Center and west of Fleischmann Park. The Annual Potluck Picnic is scheduled…

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Sep 25, '14

7:00 pm

FNPS

FNPS Board Meeting

Teleconference

Wiki Documents completed, Budget Review, Contracts for renewal, Strategies for 2015

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Sep 27, '14

7:30 am

LongleafPine

Field trip to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

SW of Pensacola

Meet 7:30 AM at parking lot in front of Warrington Big Lots (400 N. Navy Blvd) or go to park located west of Bauer Rd about 1.3 miles south of Hwy 98 junction.  Moderate hiking.  $3.00 entrance…

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Sep 27, '14

9:00 am

Coontie

Nat'l Public Lands Day

2701 Florida (W. State Rd.) 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

The Broward Chapter pitches in on this day to improve the Secret Woods. The first place to start saving the world is at home. The Secret Woods is the home of our Chapter. This natural land in the heart…

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Sep 27, '14

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Manasota Scrub Preserve, West

2695 Bridge St, Englewood, FL 34223

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Sep 27, '14

9:00 am

Pinellas

8th Annual Native Plant Landscape Tour

Click here for more information, to purchase tickets online and to download a printable flyer Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM The Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will host its 8th Annual Native…

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Sep 27, '14

9:00 am

SeaRocket

Butterfly Garden Workday

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

Butterfly Garden Workday - from 10AM till 2PM. Volunteers are working in the various butterfly gardens around the kiosk at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Weeding, trimming, planting, and whatever else…

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Sep 27, '14

10:00 am

SeaRocket

Native Plant Sale

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

Today is National Public Lands Day. where the motto is “Private Hands for Public Lands”. The Encahted Forest Sancuary is having a volunteer work day and Fun day celebration. Sea Rocket Is also involved…

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Sep 27, '14

1:00 pm

SweetBay

Park Appreciation Day at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

The event  is free and will include activities for the entire family, food, live music and more.
Volunteers to man booth are needed.  Contact Ina Crawford at ina.crawford1@gmail.com

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Oct 01, '14

7:00 pm

Pinellas

How to Create a Low-Maintenance Native Landscape

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

There is no such thing as a “no-maintenance” landscape, but the wise use of native plants can help create a low maintenance one. It’s all about the right plant for the right place. Natives often have…

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Oct 02, '14

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Meeting and Presentation by Ed Lewis

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Join Ed Lewis, a local forester, identify local native trees and discuss their medicinal, historical and other facinating uses.

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Oct 02, '14

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Sarah Barrett, FWC: Bears!

Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU Campus

Sarah Barrett with FWC will be talking about Bears!

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Oct 03, '14

4:30 pm

PaynesPrairie

Fall Native Plant Sale, 4:30-6:30pm Fri. and 8:30am-12:30pm Sat.

Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville, FL

The Fall Native Plant Sale is Friday, 4:30-6:30pm, and Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm. It is the largerst gathering of native plants for sale in north Florida. Friday is open only to members of the Florida Native…

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Oct 04, '14

12:00 am

SweetBay

Bay Day

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve

Sign up for field trips on beautiful St. Joe Bay. Presented by Friends of St. Joseph Bay Preserves, Inc. and the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve. For more information see website: http://www.stjosephbaypreserves.org/

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Oct 04, '14

8:30 am

PaynesPrairie

Fall Native Plant Sale, continues 8:30am-12:30pm

Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville, FL

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Oct 04, '14

9:00 am

Serenoa

Plant Sale

Sweet Bay Nursery, 10824 Erie Road, Parrish, FL, 34219

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Volunteers Needed
http://www.sweetbaynursery.com

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Oct 04, '14

9:00 am

PineLily

Home Depot Outreach

Home Depot, 13th Street, Saint Cloud

9am-1pm Join us at the Home Depot to promote our chapter and educate the public on the importance of using native plants in the home landscape. Volunteers greatly appreciated.

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Oct 04, '14

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip to Spring Canyon

Church Pond Road, Gadsden County, FL

Field Trip to Helen Roth’s Spring Canyon property to see the amazing progress she has made on restoring her Longleaf Pine and Steephead Ravine ecosystems.

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Oct 05, '14

12:00 am

Magnolia

Deadline to register for FMNP Upland Habitats Course

Leon County Extension Center

This 40-hour course includes classroom videos and presentations, field trips and a group project. Topics include general ecology, habitats, plants, wildlife, and conservation issues. The program also…

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Oct 05, '14

9:00 am

Tarflower

Monthly Workday

Mead Botanical Garden

Come help us weed the native sandhill planting and Discovery Barn native garden. We may even have some plants to install. Bring gloves, a hat, closed-toe shoes (recommended), water, sunscreen, and a snack. All…

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Oct 05, '14

10:00 am

PalmBeach

Fall Yard Tour

Palm Beach County

It’s time for our Chapter’s annual native plant yard tour.  Come and get inspired by looking at some of our member’s amazing native plant landscapes.   More information about the yard tour can…

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Oct 07, '14

5:30 pm

PaynesPrairie

Chapter Planning Meeting, 5:30pm

Fifield Hall, University of Florida

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Oct 07, '14

6:30 pm

Naples

Presentation - Orchids of Fakahatchee Strand

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

  Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Buehler Auditorium. Please join us at our October meeting to learn all about the orchids of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park from…

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Oct 07, '14

7:00 pm

Tarflower

Monthly Meeting: Healthy Lakeshores

Leu Gardens

Jim Thomas will give us an update on Lake Apopka. More details to come.

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Oct 07, '14

7:00 pm

Cocoplum

Scrub plants along the Atlantic Coastal Ridge

Environmental Studies Center

Our speaker for the first program of the 2014-2015 season, Jon Moore, is a Professor of biology at Florida Atlantic University’s, Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter. He received a B.S. in Geosciences…

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Oct 09, '14

7:00 pm

PaynesPrairie

October Chapter Meeting, 7pm

Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
 

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Oct 11, '14

8:00 am

PaynesPrairie

October Field Trip, 8am

Ordway Conservation Area, Melrose, FL

Site: Ordway Conservation Area
FNPS Trip Leader: Ellen Thoms
Ordway Trip Leader: Steve Coats

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Oct 11, '14

8:30 am

Ixia

Native Park Workday

Native Park

Native Park was established in 1923 by the Avondale Garden Circle for “plant life study” and was adopted by our Ixia Chapter In January, 2010 under the City’s Friends of the Park program. That designation…

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Oct 11, '14

9:00 am

Tarflower

October Field Trip

Oakland Nature Preserve

Jackie Rolly will lead us on a tour of Oakland Nature Preserve’s restoration areas. We will also hike down to Lake Apopka. More details to come. Start time is tentative and subject to change.

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Oct 11, '14

9:00 am

SeaRocket

Butterfly Garden Workday

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

Butterfly Garden Workday - from 10AM till 2PM. Volunteers are working in the various butterfly gardens around the kiosk at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Weeding, trimming, planting, and whatever else…

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Oct 11, '14

9:00 am

Pinellas

Fall Native Plant Festival

Wilcox Nursery, 12501 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL

9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fall is glorious in Florida! It’s also a great time to add grasses and wildflowers to your garden. Come and take advantage of the knowledge and experience of your fellow chapter members…

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Oct 11, '14

9:30 am

Cocoplum

Explore the scrub dunes, Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center

Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center, St Lucie County

Meet in the Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center parking lot.  The Center is on Ocean Studies Drive between US 1 and Old Dixie Highway.   Directions:  On US 1 heading north from Ft.…

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Oct 11, '14

10:00 am

SweetBay

Explore the Outdoors Festival

DeFuniak Springs, FL

Engaing Children in the outdoor experience from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm along the lake on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs.  Hands on activities will include fishing, boating, kayaking, wildlife encounters,…

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Oct 11, '14

10:00 am

Conradina

Landscaping with Florida Natives Tour

Various

Landscaping with Florida Natives Tour Saturday  Oct 11th.  10-4pm   $5 per person At your leisure visit 6 homes that are 75% natives.  Talk with the owners and Forida Natve Plant…

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Oct 11, '14

10:00 am

Suncoast

FaLL Plant Festival

USF Botanical Gardens

USF BOTANICAL GARDENS 2014 FALL PLANT FESTIVAL, October 11 & 12 SNPS will once again be selling native plants at the USF  Fall Plant Sale. We will have an assortment of native wildflowers, trees…

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Oct 11, '14

1:00 pm

Magnolia

Special Event hosted by Dr. Helen Tudor

Dr. Chapman's home in Apalachicola

Afternoon tea at 1:00 p.m. at Dr. Chapman’s home in Apalachicola hosted by Dr. Helen Tudor for current FNPS members. Requires sign up so she knows for how many to prepare. Sign up at the October 2 meeting…

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Oct 12, '14

9:30 am

NatureCoast

Wildflower Walk

Aripeka Sandhill Preserve

The Aripeka Sandhill Preserve is located at 18000 Aripeka Rd, Hudson, Fl 34667. Aripeka Sandhills was acquired as part of the 7,136 acre Weekie Wachee Preserve managed by the Southwest Florida Water Management…

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Oct 13, '14

6:00 pm

Conradina

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Melbourne Library. 540 E Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

Speaker :  Dr. John Windsor, Florida Institute of Florida.  Topic :   Does the Indian River Lagoon need Weight Watchers? He will address the facts and options about the pollution causes…

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Oct 13, '14

6:30 pm

Hernando

Monthly Meeting and Public Program: Dr. Walter Taylor on Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide

Chinsegut Hill, Brooksville FL

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Walter Kingsley Taylor back to Hernando County! Dr. Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Central Florida. He will talk about his newest book which…

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Oct 13, '14

7:00 pm

CupletFern

Chapter Meeting - Wekiwa Springs Park

200 Fairmont Ave., Sanford.

Wekiwa Springs State Park is 7000 acres.  In 1941, the Apopka Sportsmen’s Club purchased the property from the Wilson Cypress Company, which had maintained a small turpentine camp in what is now…

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Oct 14, '14

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL

“Identification of Five Species of Ground Cherry” by Al Squires and Denny Girard

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Oct 14, '14

7:00 pm

NatureCoast

Florida Wildflowers

Land O' Lakes Community Center 5401 US 41 LOL 34639

Speaker:  Walter Taylor Program: Florida Wildflowers                         Dr. Taylor…

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Oct 15, '14

7:00 pm

Suncoast

October Meeting

Hillsborough County Extension Office

Dr. Walter Kingsley Taylor, a distinguished university professor, botanist and author, will be discussing his most recent book, Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide at our monthly meeting, 7 pm,…

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Oct 16, '14

6:30 pm

Ixia

General Meeting Thursday, October 16, 2014

Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225

Agenda:  Guest speaker presentation followed by business meeting Program: Dr. Charles Covell, Florida Museum of Natural History, “An Introduction of Moths From Near and Far.” The presentation…

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Oct 16, '14

6:30 pm

PineLily

Insects are Our Friends with Loret

First United Methodist Church, 101 W. Dakin Av, Kissimmee FL 34741

Chapter member Loret will provide a presentation on insect relationships with plants and their role in the food chain. Since moving to Osceola County in 2006, Loret has learned about maintaining a biodiverse…

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Oct 17, '14

9:00 am

Magnolia

Seek and Destroy

Barnette & Sally Allen Nature Preserve

This Seek and Destroy event will conducted by United Way with invasive plant education by Karen Berkley, kjberkley@gmail.com. The Barnette and Sally Nature Preserve is located in Leon County off E. Call…

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Oct 18, '14

12:00 am

Suncoast

October Field Trip

Ridge Manor Cypress Lakes

A Hernando County environmental lands site—Mark Hutchinson led a 2012 conference field trip there.

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Oct 18, '14

8:00 am

Tarflower

Backyard Biodiversity Day

Mead Botanical Garden

Come celebrate Florida’s native flora and fauna! This family-friendly event will feature expert presentations and noted speakers, workshops, exhibitors, informative hikes, food trucks, music and a native…

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Oct 18, '14

9:00 am

CupletFern

Hike Wekiwa Springs State Park

1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka

Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. A park ranger…

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Oct 18, '14

9:45 am

Ixia

Field Trip

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park

Time:  9:45 AM to approximately 12:30 PM. Field Trip Location: Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park Car Pool Location: Meet at 9:00 AM at Best Buy parking lot, 8151 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville,…

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Oct 18, '14

10:00 am

NatureCoast

FALL FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SALE

Harvester United Methodist Church 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes, 34639

NATURE COAST CHAPTER will host its FALL FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SALE on Saturday, October 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Harvester United Methodist Church 2432 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes, 34639 (just north…

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Oct 19, '14

1:00 pm

SeaRocket

FNPS Member Only

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

This is an unusual workday in that it is on a Sunday, but Sea Rocket needs help in setting plants out for planting the next day. And YES, we do need your help.

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Oct 20, '14

9:00 am

SeaRocket

Butterfly Garden work day

Enchantef Forest Sanctuary

We are planning to plant those plants we set out the day before. Enchanted Forest is Closed to the public on Monday so this is for FNPS MEMBERS ONLY. Bring a shovel, gloves, water, hat, and such the like.

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Oct 20, '14

7:00 pm

Serenoa

General Meeting - Restoring Perico Preserve

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Damon Moore, Environmental Program Manager for Manatee County, will talk about the county project to remove all non-native plants and restore a rich diversity of native species to wetland and…

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Oct 21, '14

5:15 pm

PalmBeach

Chapter Board of Directors Meeting

Mounts Botanical Garden

All members are invited to attend our Chapter’s Board of Directors meeting before our regular 7:00 chapter meeting.

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Oct 21, '14

7:00 pm

PalmBeach

Chapter Meeting: Butterflies and the MacArthur Beach State Park Butterfly Garden

Mounts Botanical Garden

Butterflies and the MacArthur Beach State Park Butterfly Garden, presented by Cathy Beals

 

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Oct 21, '14

7:00 pm

Heartland

Board Meeting-Heartland Chapter

Denny's Restaurant in Lake Wales

Denny’s Restaurant in Lake Wales
7:00 pm (Arrive by 6:30pm if you wish to have dinner prior to the meeting)

Denny’s is located in Lake Wales: 4541 Macey Lane, Lake Wales, FL  33859
 

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Oct 23, '14

7:00 pm

FNPS

FNPS Board meeting

Teleconference

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Oct 24, '14

12:00 am

Pinellas

Camping Fieldtrip Fri. & Sat. Oct. 24 - 25, 2014

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

Saturday’s guided tour lead by biologist Dr. Paul Gray. Florida dry prairie ecosystem, one of the biologically richest grasslands in the world. Its 54,000 acres contain a mosaic of dry prairie, wet…

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Oct 25, '14

12:00 am

PalmBeach

Field Trip: MacArthur Beach State Park Butterfly Garden

MacArthur Beach State Park

A field trip led by Cathy Beals to view MacArthur Beach State Park’s butterfly garden.   Field trip time and addition information to be announced later at our chapter website calendar at http://palmbeach.fnpschapters.org/calendar/…

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Oct 25, '14

12:00 am

Pawpaw

Fall Landscape Tour

Volusia County

The Pawpaw Chapter will have a fall landscape tour on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9am-3pm to showcase some of the Ormond Beach landscapes that utilize native plants. Seaside Gardens 9-12pm (Ormond by the Sea)…

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Oct 25, '14

7:30 am

LongleafPine

Field trip to Bryan Park

Pensacola

Meet 7:30 AM in east parking lot of Lucia Tryon Branch Library (1200 Langley Avenue).  Bryan Park is located adjacent to library premises.  The purpose of this outing is to conduct a detailed…

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Oct 25, '14

8:00 am

Naples

Field Trip - Swamp Walk & Orchid Tour

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

Meeting place: FPNWR is located on the west side of State Road 29, just north of exit 80 off of Interstate 75. Please call (239) 597-7222 for directions to specific meeting place. Two Refuge biologists,…

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Oct 25, '14

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Bill Coy Preserve at Buck Creek

5350 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL 34224

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Oct 25, '14

9:00 am

SeaRocket

Butterfly Garden Workday

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

Butterfly Garden Workday - from 10AM till 2PM. Volunteers are working in the various butterfly gardens around the kiosk at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Weeding, trimming, planting, and whatever else…

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Oct 25, '14

9:00 am

Serenoa

Field Trip

Perico Preserve, Manatee County

With Damon Moore we’ll tour areas of this 176-acre preserve which have been restored to natural habitat from farmland. Expect lots of native wildflowers in bloom in the wetlands and uplands,…

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Oct 25, '14

9:00 am

Naples

Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Office

Interested in community outreach? The Naples Chapter is looking for volunteers to communicate our mission to visitors at the 2014 Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show. At our educational booth, we plan…

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Oct 25, '14

9:00 am

Heartland

Garden Extravaganza

Munn Park, Lakeland, FL

The Florida Native Plant Society will be selling books and native plants. About the Garden Extravaganza Enjoy a free family day of activities while exploring the many plants and flowers for sale at the…

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Oct 26, '14

10:00 am

Naples

Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Office

Interested in community outreach? The Naples Chapter is looking for volunteers to communicate our mission to visitors at the 2014 Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show. At our educational booth, we plan…

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Oct 28, '14

7:30 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Miami FL 33156

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Oct 31, '14

9:00 am

Magnolia

2014 Tree ID Lab

UF/IFAS - Leon County Extension

The 17th annual “indoor field trip” on local tree ID will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and instructed by Stan Rosenthal, Will Sheftall, and Jeff Barringer.

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Nov 01, '14

9:00 am

Pinellas

Florida Goldenaster Monitoring 2014

Weedon Island Preserve, St. Petersburg

Pam Leasure, of Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources, needs volunteers to help perform biometric monitoring of two populations of the endangered plant Florida goldenaster,Chrysopsis floridana.…

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Nov 01, '14

9:30 am

CupletFern

2014 Seminole County Gardening EXPO

Seminole County Extension Service Office on County Home Road in Sanford.

The 2014 Seminole County Gardening EXPO is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Seminole County. They are particularly excited about this year’s event as it marks the fifth anniversary of EXPO. This year…

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Nov 04, '14

9:00 am

Pinellas

Florida Goldenaster Monitoring 2014

Weedon Island Preserve, St. Petersburg

Pam Leasure, of Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources, needs volunteers to help perform biometric monitoring of two populations of the endangered plant Florida goldenaster,Chrysopsis floridana.…

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Nov 04, '14

6:30 pm

Naples

Presentation - Rare Keys Plants and Their Conservation

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Buehler Auditorium Please join us at our November meeting to learn all about conservation of rare plants of the Florida Keys from Janice Duquesnel,…

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Nov 04, '14

7:00 pm

Cocoplum

Creating Habitat for Birds and Wildlife in Your Treasure Coast Backyard

Environmental Studies Center, Jensen Beach, FL

Greg Braun, ecologist, has long experience with the birds of our area and will help us determine which shrubs, trees or ground covers would be good landscaping material for attracting birds and other…

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Nov 05, '14

6:30 pm

Pinellas

How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?
Nov. Member Meeting & Potluck

Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL

How big is your carbon footprint? How big is your carbon footprint? Christopher McVoy, Ph.D., a world-renowned Ecohydrologist, Everglades expert, author, official will be the featured speaker at our Annual…

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Nov 06, '14

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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Nov 06, '14

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Jim Stevenson - Wakulla Springs

Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU campus

Jim Stevenson will be making a presentation about Wakulla Springs and will also bring copies of his recently published book for purchase and autographs.

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Nov 07, '14

8:30 am

LongleafPine

Special commemorative event at UWFP

Pensacola, University of West Florida main campus

The Michael I. Cousens Herbarium (UWFP) of the University of West Florida is observing the 40th anniversary of its establishment (Oct 30, 1974) with a daylong open-house celebration at the herbarium (Building…

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Nov 08, '14

8:30 am

Ixia

Native Park Workday

Native Park

Native Park was established in 1923 by the Avondale Garden Circle for “plant life study” and was adopted by our Ixia Chapter In January, 2010 under the City’s Friends of the Park program. That designation…

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Nov 08, '14

9:00 am

Tarflower

Mead Garden's Fall Plant Sale

Mead Botanical Garden

Volunteers are needed to help set up, tear down and sell plants! Contact Catherine Bowman (garberia08@gmail.com) if you would like to help. 

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Nov 08, '14

9:00 am

Pinellas

Florida Goldenaster Monitoring 2014

McKay Creek Greenway, Largo

Pam Leasure, of Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources, needs volunteers to help perform biometric monitoring of two populations of the endangered plant Florida goldenaster,Chrysopsis floridana.…

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Nov 08, '14

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip led by Jim Stevenson

Wakulla Springs

Jim Stevenson will lead a field trip to Wakulla Springs

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Nov 08, '14

9:00 am

Cocoplum

One Treasure Coast Yard's Attractors

TBD

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Nov 08, '14

10:00 am

Heartland

29th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Festival

Highlands Hammock State Park

The Heartland Chapter will be selling native plants and books at this event.
Highlands Hammock State Park
5931 Hammock Road
Sebring FL 33872
Phone (863) 471-5324

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Nov 10, '14

6:00 pm

Conradina

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Melbourne Library. 540 E Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

  Speaker :  Glen Bupp, Rare Plant Curator.  M.S. Ecology Florida Institute of Technology, B.S. Ecology Florida Institute of Technology.   Presentation Title : Conservation of Florida’s…

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Nov 10, '14

7:00 pm

CupletFern

Chapter Meeting - Florida Panther: Following the Road to Recovery

200 Fairmont Ave., Sanford.

Join Erin Myers, private land’s biologist and veterinarian for the USFWS, for an up-close look at this highly endangered species. Challenges are great for survival of the Florida Panther, whose habitat…

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Nov 11, '14

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL

“Wild Mushrooms and Their Flroida Habitats” by Bruce Kuechman

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Nov 13, '14

9:00 am

Pinellas

Florida Goldenaster Monitoring 2014

McKay Creek Greenway, Largo

Pam Leasure, of Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources, needs volunteers to help perform biometric monitoring of two populations of the endangered plant Florida goldenaster,Chrysopsis floridana.…

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Nov 15, '14

10:00 am

FNPS

Board and Council meetings 10 am-3:00 pm

Disney Wilderness Preserve

Disney Wilderness Preserve, 2700 Scrub Jay Trail, Kissimmee, FL Saturday:     10:00A to 5:00 PM BOARD 10am-noon: Council of Chapters 1- 3 pm; Workshops 3 -5  pm Field trip 5 pm…

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Nov 15, '14

10:00 am

SeaRocket

Native Plant Sale

Enchanted Forest Sanctuary 444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

Sea Rocket will open it’s nursery for the annual Forest Festival at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.

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Nov 15, '14

10:00 am

Naples

Delnor-Wiggins Pass Nature Festival

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Interested in community outreach? The Naples Chapter is looking for volunteers to communicate our mission to visitors at the 2014 Delnor-Wiggins Pass Nature Festival. At our educational booth, we plan…

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Nov 17, '14

7:00 pm

Serenoa

General Meeting - The Night Life of Plants

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Ever wonder what plants do at night? Are they sleeping while Arachne weaves her filmy webs? Dr. Craig Huegel author of Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife will shine some light on…

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Nov 18, '14

6:30 pm

Heartland

Presenter Gaye Sharpe

Circle B Bar Reserve

Topic: Gaye Sharpe, director of the Polk County Environmental Lands Program will discuss this program and possibly talk about the hydrological restoration at Circle B Bar Reserve.

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Nov 18, '14

7:00 pm

PalmBeach

Chapter Meeting: Pondhawk and Yamato Scrub Natural Areas

Mounts Botanical Garden

A presentation on the restoration of Palm Beach County’s Pondhawk and Yamato Scrub Natural Areas.  Presented by Lee Lietzke, Palm Beach County ERM, Site Manager   Pondhawk Natural Area: http://www.pbcgov.com/erm/natural/natural-areas/pondhawk/…

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Nov 19, '14

7:00 pm

Suncoast

November Meeting

Hillsborough County Extension Office

Waters: The Amazing World of Fish Sex (rated PG 13) Craig A. Watson, Director of the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL), will present Steamy Waters: The Amazing World of Fish Sex (rated PG 13), at…

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Nov 20, '14

6:30 pm

Ixia

General Meeting Thursday, November 20, 2014

Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225

Agenda:  Guest speaker presentation followed by business meeting Program:  “Using native plants to protect our water: Rain Gardens and remediation.”  This presentation will cover the…

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Nov 22, '14

12:00 am

PalmBeach

Field Trip: Pondhawk Natural Area

Pondhawk Natural Area

A field trip led by Lee Lietzke, Palm Beach County ERM, Site Manager, to Pondhawk Natural Area.

 

Field trip time and addition information to be announced later.

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Nov 22, '14

9:00 am

Magnolia

Lake Seminole ACOE Exotics Workday

Undisclosed location in Jackson County

9:00 am - 12:00 pm,  Members Only, Led by Leigh Brooks. Several rare plant species in a slope forest are threatened by invasive non-native plants. Last year’s workday made a big difference,…

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Nov 22, '14

9:00 am

PalmBeach

Volunteer Event: Native Plant Demo Garden Maintenance

Clayton Hutchenson Building

Location: Clayton Hutchenson Building at Mounts Come and learn from experts as you help us maintain our Native Plant Demonstration Garden. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions, identify plants…

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Nov 22, '14

6:00 pm

Serenoa

Field Trip

Red Bug Slough Preserve, Sarasota County

Land Manager Jeff Weber will take us on an evening exploration of this in-town park to find out what plants and animals do in the dark hours.

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Nov 23, '14

9:00 am

Ixia

Field Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Area of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Field Trip Sunday, November 23 ,2014 Time:  9:00 AM to approximately 12:00 PM Field Trip Location: Theodore Roosevelt Area of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Field Trip Meeting Location:…

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Nov 25, '14

7:30 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens

Pinecrest Gardens
11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Miami FL 33156

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Nov 29, '14

12:00 am

Serenoa

Thanksgiving Weekend Field Trip

DeSoto County

A visit to the 5500+ acre Myakka/Peace Connector lands which run along the DeSoto/Sarasota county lines.

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Nov 29, '14

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve (Ocelot)

Walk through is at the corner of Ocelot and Phorus Roads. Venice, FL

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Dec 03, '14

6:30 pm

Pinellas

Wild orchids of Florida

Pinellas County Extension, Magnolia Room, 12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo

Mark your calendar for this special event! Roger Hammer will present Wild Orchids of Florida at our December 3rd program. Roger Hammer has photographed 92 of Florida’s 108 native orchids and, along the…

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Dec 04, '14

6:30 pm

SweetBay

Holiday Party

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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Dec 04, '14

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Jim Cox - Burning and Birds

Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU campus

Jim Cox will be making a presentation on burning and birds.

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Dec 06, '14

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip led by Pierson Hill

Sumatra area of the ANF

Pierson Hill will lead a field trip to the Sumatra area of the ANF.

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Dec 06, '14

10:00 am

Naples

Great Outdoor Adventure Day

Lovers Key State Park

Interested in community outreach? The Naples Chapter is looking for volunteers to communicate our mission to visitors at the 2014 Great Outdoor Adventure Day. At our educational booth, we plan to offer…

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Dec 08, '14

6:00 pm

Conradina

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Melbourne Library. 540 E Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

Holiday Wreath Making -  We supply wreaths and native plant cutting for you to decorate.
 

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Dec 09, '14

6:00 pm

Mangrove

Annual Christmas Potluck and Silent Auction

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL

Members and guests share food and participate in a silent auction of items donated by fellow menbers.
 

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Dec 15, '14

6:00 pm

Serenoa

ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTLUCK DINNER AND GIFT EXCHANGE

St. Andrew United Church of Christ, Sarasota

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Dec 16, '14

6:30 pm

PalmBeach

Holiday Potluck Dinner Party

Mounts Botanical Garden

Our annual holiday party.  Starts at 6:30 pm.  Bring a favorite dish and a friend.

 

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Dec 20, '14

9:00 am

PalmBeach

Volunteer Event: Native Plant Demo Garden Maintenance

Clayton Hutchenson Building

Location: Clayton Hutchenson Building at Mounts Come and learn from experts as you help us maintain our Native Plant Demonstration Garden. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions, identify plants…

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Dec 31, '14

12:00 am

Ixia

No December Meeting - Enjoy your Holidays

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Jan 01, '15

12:00 am

Magnolia

No Meeting due to New Year's Day holiday

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Jan 07, '15

5:30 am

SweetBay

Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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Jan 10, '15

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip

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Jan 13, '15

6:30 pm

Naples

Presentation - The Biology of Roots

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Buehler Auditorium Please join us at our January meeting to learn all about the form and function of plant roots from Dr. George Wilder, Curator…

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Jan 13, '15

7:00 pm

Mangrove

"Why People Don't 'Get it', the Psychology of Embracing Native Plants"

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL

Speaker:  Russ Hoffman

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Jan 15, '15

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board meeting

Teleconference

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Jan 19, '15

7:00 pm

Serenoa

General Meeting - Conserving Florida’s Trees

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Dr. Michael Andreu of the School of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Florida will talk about tree succession in Florida habitats including hammocks and the importance of trees…

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Jan 20, '15

7:00 pm

Heartland

Board Meeting-Heartland Chapter

Denny's Restaurant in Bartow

7:00 pm (Arrive by 6:30pm if you wish to have dinner prior to the meeting)

Denny’s is located in Bartow: 1035 North Broadway , Bartow, FL  33830

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Jan 24, '15

9:00 am

Serenoa

Field Trip

Rohlwing Parcel, Sleeping Turtles Preserve, Sarasota County

With Nancy Edmondson, Environmental Specialist Sarasota County, we’ll walk through an oak and sabal palm hammock. Expect to see resident and “snow” birds and wildflowers in the swamp along…

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Jan 24, '15

10:00 am

Naples

Festival in the Woods

Picayune Strand State Forest

Interested in community outreach? The Naples Chapter is looking for volunteers to communicate our mission to visitors at the 2015 Festival in the Woods. At our educational booth, we plan to offer a native…

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Jan 31, '15

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Prairie/Shell Creek Preserve

3081 Duncan Rd.(US 17), Punta Gorda, FL 33982

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Feb 02, '15

6:30 am

Naples

Presentation - A Botanical Journey to the Arctic

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Buehler Auditorium Please join us at our February meeting to hear about plants of the Arctic region from Dr. George Newman. Arrive at 6:30pm…

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Feb 05, '15

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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Feb 05, '15

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Billy Boothe: Pollinator Strategies

Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU campus

Billy Boothe will be making a presentation on Pollinator Strategies.

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Feb 07, '15

12:00 am

Council

Annual Board Retreat

Archbold Biological Station, Venus, Fl

Annual Board Retreat, Saturday & Sunday, Feb 7-8.
Please visit the Society Calendar (Filter: FNPS Society Events) for the latest meeting details. 

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Feb 07, '15

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip - TBA

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Feb 07, '15

10:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Annual Retreat

Archbold Biological Station

The FNPS Annual Retreat is a two-day event from Saturday and Sunday, February 7 & 8, 2015. We are priviledged to have the FNPS Annual Retreat at Archbold Biological Station (ABS), 123 Main Dr, Venus,…

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Feb 09, '15

6:00 pm

Conradina

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Melbourne Library. 540 E Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901

Oli Johhnson,  Naturalist at Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay.   His presentation will give you wonderful general information about what you will see when you visit Turkey Creek Santuary. …

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Feb 10, '15

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lermon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL

“Local Edible and Medicinal Plants” by Bill Dunson, PhD

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Feb 16, '15

7:00 pm

Serenoa

General Meeting - The Impact of Mining on Florida

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Rosalind Rowe, Florida State Parks Biologist, will tell us about the restoration at Alafia State Park, a former phosphate mining site. From Serenoans Brooks and Nancy Armstrong we’ll hear…

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Feb 21, '15

9:00 am

Serenoa

Field Trip

Alafia River State Park, Hillsborough County

Rosalind Rowe will show us the park’s extensive restoration of the mixed hardwood forest and pine flatwoods in old mining areas.

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Feb 27, '15

5:30 pm

Naples

Annual Banquet

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center’s Buehler Auditorium Save the date for our next Annual Banquet on Friday, February 27, 2015! All guests will be sure to enjoy a lovely evening,…

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Feb 28, '15

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Sleeping Turtles-South, 2800 N River Rd, Venice, FL

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Mar 05, '15

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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Mar 05, '15

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Speaker To Be Announced

Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU campus

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Mar 07, '15

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip - TBA

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Mar 10, '15

6:30 pm

Naples

Presentation - History and Management of Picayune Strand State Forest

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Buehler Auditorium Please join us at our March meeting to learn all about Picayune Strand, south Florida’s largest state forest, from Heather…

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Mar 10, '15

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL

“Update, What’s Happening in Sarasota County Parks” By Chris Meyer

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Mar 14, '15

9:30 am

Mangrove

Plant Native Day

Cedar Point Park, 2300 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL

Theme of day-TBA. Annual event from 9:30AM-1:00PM.  There will be a native plant sale, several related lectures, and nature walks. 

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Mar 16, '15

7:00 pm

Serenoa

General Meeting - The Amazon of North America

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, a rich repository of native epiphytes and orchids is still giving up some of its secrets. Longtime Park Biologist Mike Owen will fill us in on new…

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Mar 21, '15

9:00 am

Serenoa

Field Trip

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County

You’ll have a choice of an unforgettable swamp walk for the hardy or alternatively a landlubber’s ramble along some of the old tram roads through the strand.

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Mar 26, '15

7:00 pm

FNPS

FNPS Board Meeting

Teleconference

FNPS Board Teleconference Meeting

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Apr 02, '15

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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Apr 02, '15

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Scott Davis: Edible Plants

Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU campus

Scott Davis will be making a presentation on Edible Plants.

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Apr 04, '15

12:00 am

Magnolia

Foraging Walk led by Scott Davis

Location TBA

Scott Davis will lead a foraging walk for edible plants.

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Apr 04, '15

9:00 am

Serenoa

Plant Sale

Sweet Bay Nursery, 10824 Erie Road, Parrish, FL, 34219 Manatee County

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Apr 14, '15

6:30 pm

Naples

Presentation - Creating Bird Gardens with Native Plants

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Buehler Auditorium Please join us at our April meeting to learn all about using native plants to attract birds from Monica Higgins, Naples…

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Apr 14, '15

7:00 pm

Mangrove

"bumping into Birds--How to Attract Them to Your Yard"

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL

Speaker: Kathleen Rohrer

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Apr 19, '15

10:00 am

Serenoa

Earth Day Celebration

Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County

10 AM – 4 PM
Exhibits, plant sale, music, food, guided walks.

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Apr 20, '15

7:00 pm

Serenoa

General Meeting - Planting a Refuge for Wildlife

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Retired Broward County Environmental Administrator Gil MacAdam who created three National Wildlife Federation yards will tell us how he did it.

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Apr 23, '15

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Board Meeting

Teleconference

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Apr 25, '15

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Tucker's Grade Rd., Punta Gorda, FL

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May 07, '15

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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May 07, '15

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Bruce Means: Botany of the Tepuis

Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU campus

Bruce Means will be making a presentation of the Botany of the Tepuis.

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May 16, '15

9:00 am

Naples

Field Trip - Royal Palm Hammock Hike

Collier-Seminole State Park

Meeting place: Collier-Seminole State Park is located off of US 41, approximately 9 miles southeast of its intersection with Collier Blvd. Please call (239) 597-7222 for directions to specific meeting…

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May 18, '15

7:00 pm

Serenoa

General Meeting - Native Plant Gardens/ Three Approaches

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Mary Foster will tell us how she landscaped her sunny yard which overlooks a canal; Nancy West will talk about gardening in drier uplands near the Manatee River, close to downtown. We’ll also…

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May 19, '15

6:30 pm

Naples

Presentation - Lifecycle of a Leaf Lichen

Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL, 34112)

Meeting place: Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Buehler Auditorium Please join us at our last meeting of the 2014-2015 season to learn all about the life of a leaf lichen from Dr. William…

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May 23, '15

9:00 am

Serenoa

Field Trip

A Visit to the Foster/West Yards + a Stop at the Manatee County Courthouse

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May 28, '15

12:00 am

SweetBay

Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference

Tallahassee

Plans are in the works for a fantastic conference in Tallahassee.  The conference team is planning with a focus on the opportunities for exploring nature in north Florida.  Sponsored by the…

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May 28, '15

12:00 am

Serenoa

Florida Native Plant Society Annual Conference

Tallahassee Community College

May 28-31

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May 28, '15

8:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Annual Conference

Tallahassee, Florida

 2015 Conference in Downtown Tallahassee, May 28-31, 2015    Meeting Venues: The conference will use the IMAX and Digital Dome Theatres at the Challenger Learning Center for keynote-type…

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May 30, '15

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Sleeping Turtles-North, 3462 Border Rd, Venice

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Jun 04, '15

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Election of Officers

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

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