Calendar for -- July 2016

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  • Pinellas ChapterTampa Bay Aquatic Preserve Program

    Pinellas Chapter

    Tampa Bay Aquatic Preserve Program

    7:00 pm

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Ln., Clearwater

    Randy Runnels, Aquatic Preserve Manager for Florida DEP's Coastal Office, will speak on the topic of lost habitat and ecosystems in our county. He will also tell us about Pinellas County's "lost preserve" — an undeveloped and little-known parcel of conservation land on Lake Tarpon that is owned and managed by the Florida Division of State Lands.

  • TheVillages ChapterSocial

    TheVillages Chapter


    6:30 pm

    Big Cypress Recreational Center

    The Villages Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will host an open Social at Big Cypress Recreational Center on July 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  There will be light refreshments, mixer games, and conversation.  The first 75 people to arrive will receive a pack of native wildflower seeds.  Tickets given out at the door for a chance drawing to win a native plant every 10 minutes.  Both members and guests are invited.  Come find out about FNPS and what the local chapter is doing.

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  • Ixia ChapterTLC Saturday

    Ixia Chapter

    TLC Saturday

    9:00 am

    Native Park, 3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

    2016 marks the 6th anniversary of Ixia’s adoption of Native Park. Please join us for TLC Saturday at Native Park on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:30-11:30 (you are welcome to come for all or part of the morning).


    Volunteering at Native Park is a great way to learn about native plants that grow in our area, meet other Ixia members, get some exercise, and help the pollinators that depend on these plants to survive.


    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.  This designation gives our chapter a role in the planning, development, and care-taking of Native Park.


    Remaining 2016 TLC schedule:

    July 9 

    August 13

    September 10

    October 8

    November 12

    December-no TLC day


    For more information contact

  • Pinellas ChapterRock Painting Workshop

    Pinellas Chapter

    Rock Painting Workshop

    10:00 am

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

    rockJoin us at Boyd Hill to make paperweights by painting native plants on river rock, as in the example shown. There is a five dollar ($5) fee to cover materials.

  • Hernando ChapterGarden Party! Celebrating Native Plants at Home

    Hernando Chapter

    Garden Party! Celebrating Native Plants at Home

    6:30 pm

    Chinsegut Hill, Brooksville

    Hernando Chapter Members will share their success and challenges in native plant landscaping. Join us for the slideshow and picnic supper. Wear your favorite garden hat and print some photos of your native landscaping endeavors.

  • Pawpaw ChapterChapter Meeting - Tree Care for homeowners

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Chapter Meeting - Tree Care for homeowners

    7:00 pm

    Piggotte Center South Daytona

    The July program will be Tree Care for Homeowners by Don Spence, Ph.D., longtime Pawpaw chapter member and pst president, science teacher at Spruce Creek High School and owner of Native Florida Landscapes.

    The Pawpaw Chapter meets the second monday of the month at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Rd. South Daytona, FLThis is at the corner of Big Tree Road & James Street, entrance is from James St.  Doors open at 6:30, program at 7pm follwed by the chapter business meeting.


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  • Pinellas ChapterField Trip: Pinellas County's Lost Preserve

    Pinellas Chapter

    Field Trip: Pinellas County's Lost Preserve

    9:00 am

    John Chesnut Sr. County Park

    Visit Pinellas County's "lost preserve” — an undeveloped and little-known parcel of conservation land on Lake Tarpon. This is a wetland. Please bring shoes suitable for wading, bug spray, water, snack, and dry clothes or seat protector for drive home.

    Randy Runnels will lead this field trip. Meet near boat ramp at J. Chesnut Sr. 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL Park & carpool to site

  • Pawpaw ChapterRock Springs Run Paddle Trip

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Rock Springs Run Paddle Trip

    9:30 am

    Kings Landing, Apopka

    The July chapter field trip will be a paddle down Rock Springs Run to the Weikva River.

    You must be at Kings Landing by 9:00 am.  You can rent a boat, or use your own for a $10 launch fee + $10 shuttle fee.  Single kayak or canoe $40, double(tandem) kayak $50.  This is an 8-1/2 mile paddle down Rock Springs Run into the Weikiva River, past Wekiwa Springs (you can paddle up to to near the spring if there is time). Shuttle pick ups are at 2:30 & 4:00 pm.

    This field trip is FNPS members only.

    To sign up or get more information contact Sonya Guidry 386-690-1797

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  • Coccoloba ChapterHe Captures Panthers

    Coccoloba Chapter

    He Captures Panthers

    7:00 pm

    Holton Eco Preserve at Unitarian Universalist, 13411 Shire Ln., Fort Myers, FL 33912

    No reservations needed ... 

  • TheVillages ChapterSabal Palms

    TheVillages Chapter

    Sabal Palms

    1:30 pm

    Big Cypress Recreation Center

    Sabal Palms

    Day: July 22, 2016
    Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
    Location: Big Cypress Recreation Center, 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. 32163

    Lisa Dougherty from Boggy Creek Trees

    Boggy Creek Tree Farms has a reputation for being experts in ‘Regenerated’ Sabal Palms, Evergreen Holly tree farming and the science behind-the-scenes to ensure our inventory remains healthy, sustainable and ready for the long haul.

    Lisa Dougherty is the Senior Live Goods Purchasing Agent for 3D Tree Landscaping and our sister company, Boggy Creek Tree Farm.  My responsibilities include estimating, landscape design, selection & purchasing of all trees, palms and shrubs for our landscaping company.  I am also responsible for selection & managing the harvesting of sabal palms for our Palm Farm as well as  general best growing and maintenance practices of our palms.  My passion is utilizing Florida native plants in our landscapes, specifically our state tree, the sabal palm. Much of my time is spent lobbying landscape architects, Florida Dept. of Transportation and Developers to "Go Native"!  I also contribute to setting precedents for the Florida Grades & Standards for Palm Material and  teach several seminars to help educate Landscape Architects about utilizing native Sabal Palms in their designs.

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    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 join online at

  • Coccoloba ChapterFarmers Market and Native Plant Sale

    Coccoloba Chapter

    Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

    8:00 am

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

  • Council ChapterCouncil Meeting (Sunday Eve)

    Council Chapter

    Council Meeting (Sunday Eve)

    6:30 pm

    GoToMeeting Online

    This is a regular meeting of the Council of Chapters. Chapter Representatives and Chapter Presidents normally have first "seats" at online meetings, but often there are open seats available to others who which to attend. If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, please contact Dave Feaples, Council Director at The meeting is about an hour.

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  • LongleafPine ChapterField Trip to Blackwater River State Park

    LongleafPine Chapter

    Field Trip to Blackwater River State Park

    7:30 am

    Near Munson, FL

    Meet 7:30 AM at parking lot in front of J. C. Penney by former University Mall complex (7171 N. Davis Hwy, Pensacola), or wait to join group in parking lot of McDonald's restaurant in Milton (6485 Caroline St), or go directly to park (located at 7720 Deaton Bridge Road).  We will hike Juniper Lake Trail to observe native species associated with a typical northwest Florida blackwater stream system.  Expected highlights include Chamaecyparis thyoides (Atlantic white cedar), Cliftonia monophylla (buckwheat titi), Lyonia lucida (fetterbush), and Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel).  Easy hiking.  Finish by early afternoon.  Nominal entrance fee.  Leader:  James R. Burkhalter.

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