Calendar for -- July 2015

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  • Beautyberry Chaptermaintaining our Native Plant Garden

    Beautyberry Chapter

    maintaining our Native Plant Garden

    9:00 am

    Discovery Gardens @ The Ag Center, Tavares

    Wanna learn more about native plants?  Join Barbara Grigg and others from our chapter weeding, watering, planting & trimming various native plants in this demonstration garden.  Our native plant section is in the southwest corner of Discovery Gardens.

    The Lake County Agricultural Center is located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL

  • Coccoloba ChapterA Small Native Plant Installation

    Coccoloba Chapter

    A Small Native Plant Installation

    9:00 am

    Three Oaks Elementary School

    The Coccoloba has a few plants left over from various projects.  Ms. Moorhead, the principal of Three Oaks Elementary School, has agreed to allow us to plant the selections at this time.

  • Pinellas ChapterPlanting Green Roofs and Living Walls

    Pinellas Chapter

    Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

    7:00 pm

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

    Plant and maintain GREEN ROOFS AND WALLS - insulation, shade, reduced noise, wildlife habitat, and creating an original and beautiful look on blank spaces: Join our group at 7 p.m. (first Wednesday, each month) at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Ln, Clearwater for talks, discussion, free refreshments, a plant auction, book sales, and meeting new and friendly people. Come and meet us!

    Claudia Lewis will give this program.

    See pictures of green walls from around the world.

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  • Tarflower ChapterVolunteer Workday

    Tarflower Chapter

    Volunteer Workday

    9:00 am

    Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

    We will gather on Sunday, July 5, at the gopher tortoise buffer planting area (located at the south end of Mead Garden along the bike trail) at 9 a.m. and work until roughly 11 a.m. to install plants that were salvaged by Tarflower members on June 1. 

    Please bring a small hand trowel if you have one, water and a hat. We will have some shovels and a posthole digger if we need to use them. We will also do some weeding and general tidying up of the buffer area as time and tortoise activity allow.  Please call Catherine Bowman (407-637-5883 or 407-761-7109) if you can come for any amount of time to assist with getting these precious plants back in the ground at their new home.  

  • Hernando ChapterGarden Party!

    Hernando Chapter

    Garden Party!

    6:30 pm

    Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601

    Beat the summer doldrums and come to our annual July Garden Party.  Members are encouraged to bring CDs, DVDs, thumb drives and slide shows or pictures of their landscaping - anything to do with native plants. It's an event where we can discuss natives in an informal setting.  All are invited to participate.

    We will of course have have our usual eats and drinks, so bring your favorite light dish and (non-alcohol) drink to share.

  • Tarflower ChapterMonthly Program: The Forest and the Trees — Florida's Natural Heritage

    Tarflower Chapter

    Monthly Program: The Forest and the Trees — Florida's Natural Heritage

    7:00 pm

    Harry P. Leu Gardens

    Join us in July as Dr. Bill Grey provides a review of some of Florida's common and interesting native trees, and offers a glimpse at their ecological relationships to the landscape. He will answer the perennial poser, "What kind of tree is that?" Going forward, you'll have the satisfaction of being the one in your group who knows! 
         Dr. Grey is a senior scientist (part-time) with the firm of Breedlove, Dennis and Associates, Inc., in Winter Park, Florida, and has specialized in plant taxonomy, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, marine and estuarine ecology, and threatened and endangered plants. Dr. Grey previously served as a marine biologist with the Florida Department of Natural Resources in the 1970s, conducting research on anadromous fish, seagrasses, coastal vegetation and red tide. Dr. Grey also served as an adjunct professor with the Department of Environmental Studies at Rollins College for 18 years, teaching courses in field botany, ecology and environmental analysis. He has recently retired from that service, and now spends a good portion of his time writing, biking and kayaking some of Florida’s waterways.

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  • Pinellas ChapterThe Florida House Institute

    Pinellas Chapter

    The Florida House Institute

    7:00 am

    Field Trip

    This field trip is being organized by Candy Arnold

    To RSVP, email Candy at

  • Tarflower ChapterMonthly Field Trip: Native Trees Up Close

    Tarflower Chapter

    Monthly Field Trip: Native Trees Up Close

    8:00 am

    Hickory Bluff Preserve

    On July 11, we will venture to Hickory Bluff Preserve, located just east of Osteen. The 150-acre preserve overlooks the St. Johns River and contains a variety of natural communities including mesic and scrubby flatwoods, oak hammock, cypress domes, floodplain swamp, and wet prairie. This preserve is home to many vegetative communities, hence lots of tree species — plus covered picnic tables and restrooms. A plant list for the site is posted on the Tarflower website at Our guide, Dr. Bill Grey, knows the area very well and has a great deal of experience leading both beginning and advanced students through the Preserve. You can learn more about Hickory Bluff Preserve and download a trail map at
    We will meet our guide, Dr. Bill Grey, for orientation at 8 a.m. at the RaceTrac gas station located at the corner of SR 46 and East Lake Mary Blvd. (east of Sanford). The address is 4115 FL-46, Sanford, FL 32771 (MAP).
    You can get to the RaceTrac either by going through Sanford or by crossing Lake Jessup on SR 417 (toll road), then turning right on SR 427, then right onto East Lake Mary Blvd. at the first traffic light. East Lake Mary Blvd. continues across SR 46 and becomes SR 415.
    After introductions at the RaceTrac, we will head north on SR 415 into Osteen, where we turn east onto Maytown Rd. (Note: This road does not quite meet SR 415, so check your online map to see how to make a sharp right turn onto New Smyrna Blvd. and then a quick left onto Maytown Rd.) Then we will go two or three miles to Guise Road. Turn right and you will soon see the Preserve parking lot. 

  • Ixia ChapterNative Park TLC Saturday

    Ixia Chapter

    Native Park TLC Saturday

    8:30 am

    3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

    This year we celebration the 5th anniversary of Ixia's adoption of Native Park. Please join us in maintaining this beautiful park.


    Volunteering is a great way to learn about native plants that grow in our area, to get exercise, and to help all the pollinators that depend on these plants to survive.  Did you know that a world without pollinators would be a world without apples, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate (oh no!), almonds, melons, peaches or pumpkins?   

    Please join us for TLC Saturday at Native Park on the 2nd  Saturday of the month from 8:30-11:30 or so. The remaining 2015 schedule for your calendar is: 

    August 8

    September 12

    October 10

    November 14

    December - no scheduled TLC day.


    A reminder will be sent each month and notification if a date is changed.


    Native Park is located at 3312 Park Street in the Riverside Avondale area.


    Extra tools will be available if you don't have them.


    For additional information contact

  • Pawpaw ChapterSpruce Creek paddle

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Spruce Creek paddle

    9:00 am

    Cracker Creek

    The July field trip will be a paddle along upper Spruce Creek with options afterwards for a tour of the Gamble Place.  Participants can also enjoy their picnic lunch at Cracker Creek picnic pavilion.

    Meet: 9:00 AM at Cracker Creek
    1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange.

    Bring your own paddlecraft or rent a canoe or kayak at our departure point Cracker Creek.  Two hour rental rates:
    Single kayak - $24
    Double kayaks - $36
    Canoe - $36;
    Single Hydrobike - $30
    Tandem Hydrobike- $40

    After the paddle trip, Cracker Creek's owner will arrange a tour of the historic (late 1800's) Gamble Place and the charming  Black Forest Cottage built in 1938 to entertain young Gamble heirs. Tour fee: Adults $6; Seniors $5.

    Field Trip Contact: Sonya Guidry
    Cell: (386) 690-1797

  • FNPS ChapterFNPS Board and Council workshop

    FNPS Chapter

    FNPS Board and Council workshop

    9:00 am

    To Be Announced

    This workshop may be Saturday July 11th from 9 am-5 pm.  Details and location will be sent via email  to interested FNPS Board and Council Members. Please contact the President.

  • NatureCoast ChapterTroy Springer’s Yard Tour

    NatureCoast Chapter

    Troy Springer’s Yard Tour

    10:00 am

    Troy Springer Residence, 13831 Hwy 92 E., Dover, FL 33527

    Troy Springer gave an inspiring talk to our chapter in March on landscaping with native plants, and we all saw several slides of his beautiful garden. Now we are going to have the opportunity to visit his garden personally, and learn about his failures and successes and his methods to maintain his garden.

    Troy started a landscape business while he was a student at USF and later realized that his yards were harming wildlife. He learned about native plants, opened Springer Environmental Services in 2005, and has been active in the Suncoast Chapter since then.

    Directions: Troy’s address is 13831 Hwy 92 E., Dover, FL 33527. Since it is only about a 30 minute drive to Troy’s residence from our usual carpool location, everyone will need to arrange their own carpool with members from their neighborhood. To get to Troy’s take either I75 or the Suncoast Pkwy. south to I-4 E (toward Orlando). If taking the Suncoast Pkwy., you will need to take I275 to Rt. 4. Exit at McIntosh Rd, #14, and then take a left on U.S.92/SR600 and go for about 2.5 miles E. Troy’s is on the right hand side of Hwy 92 and the next driveway past Hidden Hilltop Rd. (blue sign).

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  • Pawpaw ChapterJuly meeting program - Natural & Safe Gardening

    Pawpaw Chapter

    July meeting program - Natural & Safe Gardening

    7:00 pm

    Piggotte Center, SOuth Daytona

    Kevin Bagwell of Full Moon Natives (& Pawpaw Member) will present "Natural and safe solutions for your yard & garden".

    The Pawpaw Chapter meets the Second Monday of each month at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Rd (enter from St. James St.), South Daytona.  The public is always welcome.

    Doors open 6:30 pm, Program at 7pm, followed by the business meeting.

    Click here for meeting location info and map.

  • Coccoloba ChapterSchinus on my Sweet Shaggytuft and My Other Plants, Too!

    Coccoloba Chapter

    Schinus on my Sweet Shaggytuft and My Other Plants, Too!

    7:00 pm

    Page Field Base Operations, Fort Myers

    Dr. Jim Burch is back to explain and discuss that miserable scourge in our lives, Schinus, or Brazilian pepper. Jim has tremendous experience with this at Big Cypress Preserve and also as a member and past president of Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.  This will be an extremely educataional experience.

  • NatureCoast ChapterPropagation Techniques: Panel Discussion

    NatureCoast Chapter

    Propagation Techniques: Panel Discussion

    7:00 pm

    Land O Lakes Community Center,

    · Wonder if those seedlings are weeds or your precious native plants making babies?

    · Want to know how you can maximize the germination rate of native plant seeds or clippings?

    · Your natives have multiplied and you want to share your bounty - what is the best way to transplant them?  

    · Learn some techniques and tips from Chapter members who are native plant gardeners and nursery owners.

  • Suncoast ChapterJoint Meeting of Audubon, Sierra & SNPS

    Suncoast Chapter

    Joint Meeting of Audubon, Sierra & SNPS

    4:00 pm

    Nature's Classroom, 13100 Verges Rd, Thonotosassa, FL

    Joint Meeting Tampa Audubon Society - Suncoast Native Plant Society - Sierra Club Hosted by Tampa Audubon July 11, 2012

    4 pm  PM Tour of Nature's Classroom

    5:30   Social Hour

    6 PM Potluck Dinner

    7 PM Speaker: Shari Blisset-Clark from Bat Belfrys

  • PineLily ChapterPUBLIC MEETING: The Shingle Creek Regional Trail Public Information Meeting

    PineLily Chapter

    PUBLIC MEETING: The Shingle Creek Regional Trail Public Information Meeting

    6:00 pm

    City of Kissimmee, City Hall

    In lieu of our formal Pine Lily meeting, members and guests are encouraged to attend this Osceola County public meeting.

    The Shingle Creek Regional Trail Public Information Meeting
    6 PM to 7:30 PM
    City of Kissimmee, City Hall
    101 N. Church Street
    Kissimmee, FL 34741

    A formal presentation on the project will be made at 6:30 PM by the design team members.  City of Kissimmee, Osceola County and design team leaders will be on hand to answer questions before and after the presentation.  Maps and drawings will be displayed.

    link to the PROJECT UPDATE (MAP INCLUDED) that is posted on the City of Kissimmee website:

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  • SeaRocket ChapterEnchanted Forest Garden Workday

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Enchanted Forest Garden Workday

    9:00 am

    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville

    Enchanted Forest Garden Workday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This is the time volunteers spend identifing weeds, and exstacting them, trimming spent growth, and seasonally collecting seed for later propigation.

  • Suncoast ChapterNative Plant Nursery Buying Trip

    Suncoast Chapter

    Native Plant Nursery Buying Trip

    10:00 am

    Green Isle Gardens Nursery, 11303 Florida 33, Groveland, FL

    Once a year, in the heat of summer, we take a trip to a native plant nursery to see what they are offering for sale.  This year, we are going to the Green Isle Gardens in Groveland. 

    Our trip would not be complete without a stop at the Red Wing Restaurant, just up the road from the nursery.  Native plants and food, how else would you want to spend a summer day? 


  • Beautyberry ChapterProgram Meeting -- Lake Apopka's North Shore

    Beautyberry Chapter

    Program Meeting -- Lake Apopka's North Shore

    2:30 pm

    Trout Lake nature Center, Eustis

    Learn all about the ecologically rich Lake Apopka North Shore, Its History, Role in Water Quality and Its Eco-Tourism Assets: Birds, Native Plants, and Trails with Rosi Mulholland, the St. John's River Water mansgement District Land Management Specialist responsible for the Districts North Shore restoration area.

    Program begins at 2:30 but come at 2 pm for plant exchange, refreshements, library & social time

  • Council ChapterMonthly Council Meeting

    Council Chapter

    Monthly Council Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Online GoToMeeting

    Monthly online Council meetings are for Chapter Representatives due to limited GoToMeeting seating capacity. Representatives will receive an email invitation with a connection link (or alternative call-in phone number & code) prior to the meeting. If you would like to attend but are not on the Society Contacts list as a Chapter Representative, contact Council Chair, Dave Feagles at

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  • SeaOats ChapterBeach Plants

    SeaOats Chapter

    Beach Plants

    7:00 pm

    St Aug Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A S, SAB

    Eric Powell will present a workshop on beach plants.  Plant raffle, refreshments, etc.  Beach walk Saturday am as follow-up.

  • SeaRocket ChapterNo General Membership Meeting

    SeaRocket Chapter

    No General Membership Meeting

    6:30 pm

    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville

    Sea Rocket takes a break over July and August. There are no schedules meeting during these months. We'll be back in September.

  • LongleafPine ChapterField Trip to Bay Bluffs Park, Pensacola

    LongleafPine Chapter

    Field Trip to Bay Bluffs Park, Pensacola

    7:30 am


    Meet 7:30 AM in north parking lot of Bay Bluffs Park, Pensacola (east side of Scenic Hwy at intersection with Summit Blvd).  We will hike the much-acclaimed famous boardwalk nature trail to observe and appreciate the many native species of trees and shrubs which grow in this mesic to xeric scenic bluffs system situated above the west shore of Escambia Bay.  Expected highlights:  many outstanding examples of live oak (Quercus virginiana), serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), and sand pine (Pinus clausa).  Easy hiking (but there are hundreds of stair steps to climb and descend).  Finish by noon.  Leader:  James R. Burkhalter.  

  • SeaOats ChapterMonthly Plant Walk: Beach Plants

    SeaOats Chapter

    Monthly Plant Walk: Beach Plants

    7:30 am

    St Aug Beach, intersection Pope Rd & Beach Blvd

    As follow up to the program on beach plants, Eric Powell will lead a beach plant walk. Approx 1 hour, extendable if there's interest.

    St Aug Beach parking lot at Pope Rd and A1A-Beach Blvd (at traffic light). Additional parking available at Pier parking lot.

  • Mangrove ChapterField Trip

    Mangrove Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Circus Hammock, 4572 17th St, Sarasota, FL

  • Council ChapterCouncil Meeting (Sunday Eve)

    Council Chapter

    Council Meeting (Sunday Eve)

    7:00 pm

    Online: GoToMeeting

    Hello every one,

    Apologies for the short notice on this meeting. I've had a bit of trouble with the page and couldn't get our email list until this morning. We are having a FNPS Board meeting on Thursday this week and I expect to have some news for you. I have arranged for the August meeting to have no conflicts so we can get down to business with out reps being pulled off to other responsibilities. So the purpose of the meetings is  informational and to get us primed for what we will do in august. We are going to have a training session in the AM in August and I'd love to hear your ideas about what else you would like for training. In other words the information will be going both ways. I'll catch you up and you tell me what to do. I haven't prepared an agenda because mostly this is just to get us thinking about August and share some idea or concerns.
    Login to the FNPS Forum > Council > Meetings, for GoToMeeting connection details or email Dave Feagles or any Rep.

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