Rare and Endangered Wildflowers of Florida
Nature's Classroom, 3100 Verges Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
by Roger L Hammer, award-winning author, botanist and photographer.
Joint Meeting of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (SNPS), Tampa Audubon Society and the Tampa Bay Sierra Club. Hosted by SNPS.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 4 -6 pm -Tour of Nature's Classroom, 6-7 pm- Potluck Dinner (bring a dish), 7 pm - Presentation by Roger Hammer. Note, this is in a different location to accomodate a larger attendanceLocation: Nature's Classroom, 3100 Verges Rd, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
As Florida's population grows, the habitat for native plant species shrinks. Wildflower species that depend on a certain environment to exist are being reduced by residential and commercial development and the proliferation of invasive plant species. From the Panhandle to the Lake Wales Ridge to the Everglades, at least 421 plants in Florida are listed as endangered and 113 additional species are listed as threatened. What are they and why should we save them?
Renowned Florida naturalist, Roger Hammer, will bring you on a photographic and informational journey to discover the rare and endangered wildflowers of Florida, including some special orchids. A retired senior naturalist for the Miami-Dade Parks Department, and author of several popular guides to the wildflowers of southern Florida, Roger Hammer is well versed in endangered plants, and is a highly sought after speaker. His entertaining and informative programs are enriched with his beautiful photography.
Don't miss this opportunity to attend this joint program and hear Roger speak about the rare and endangered plant species of Florida.
Bio of Speaker: Roger Hammer is a well known author and photographer, with several excellent guides to Wildflowers of the Everglades and the Keys, with two new books to be released this year: Everglades Wildflowers, 2nd Edition and Hummingbird & Butterfly Gardening in Tropical Florida . He holds an Honorary Doctor of Science from Florida International University (2012, and has received numerous awards for his work as a naturalist from the Florida Native Plant Society, Audubon Society and the North American Butterfly Association. He is a sought after speaker and a keynote speaker at many state conferences. A retired senior naturalist for the Miami-Dade parks department, Roger is also a board member of the Tropical Audubon Society and a part-time instructor at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.