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Calendar for -- October 2014

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  • Pinellas ChapterHow to Create a Low-Maintenance Native Landscape

    Pinellas Chapter

    How to Create a Low-Maintenance Native Landscape

    7:00 pm

    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 the advantage of being disease and insect-resistant. Natives, like other plants, may need fertilizing, watering and weeding to become established. Join us to learn more about transforming your yard into a low maintenance landscape using beautiful native plants.

    Join us Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments, a silent plant auction, seed swap, and this monthly presentation by the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Free. For more information visit: http://pinellas.fnpschapters.org.

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  • SweetBay ChapterMeeting and Presentation by Ed Lewis

    SweetBay Chapter

    Meeting and Presentation by Ed Lewis

    5:30 pm

    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.

  • Magnolia ChapterSarah Barrett, FWC: Bears!

    Magnolia Chapter

    Sarah Barrett, FWC: Bears!

    7:00 pm

    Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU Campus

    Sarah Barrett with FWC will be talking about Bears!

  • Council ChapterFNP Gardening 101

    Council Chapter

    FNP Gardening 101

    7:00 pm

    Conference Call: GoToMeeting

    The Florida Native Plant Gardening 101 work group is meeting to make decisions about upcoming tasks, brochure design, and who will do what. There are empty "seats" for this meeting, so if anyone wants to join us, please email richard@brownscombe.net for instructions on how to link via computer or telephone to join the meeting.

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

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

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

    4:30 pm

    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 Plant Society (FNPS) and Friends of Nature Parks (FNP). Memberships are available at the gate.

    Saturday is open to the general public.

    Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted!

    The Fall Native Plant Sale is hosted cooperatively by the Paynes Prairie chapter of the FNPS, the FNP and the City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

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  • SweetBay ChapterBay Day

    SweetBay Chapter

    Bay Day

    12:00 am

    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/

  • PaynesPrairie ChapterFall Native Plant Sale, continues 8:30am-12:30pm

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

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

    8:30 am

    Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville, FL

  • Serenoa ChapterPlant Sale

    Serenoa Chapter

    Plant Sale

    9:00 am

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

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Volunteers Needed

    http://www.sweetbaynursery.com

  • PineLily ChapterHome Depot Outreach

    PineLily Chapter

    Home Depot Outreach

    9:00 am

    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.

  • Magnolia ChapterField Trip to Spring Canyon

    Magnolia Chapter

    Field Trip to Spring Canyon

    9:00 am

    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 through brush removal and prescribed fire. This has created an open habitat that allows more light to reach the ground. The fall wildflowers are spreading into the open spaces and are in full bloom now!

    Navigate to the top of the Documents page for the following documents and links: a plant list organized by genus, a plant list organized by form, a map including layers for Arieal+LIDAR+Trails, and a link to a Picasa album with pictures of the flora and fauna you may see during the field trip.

    Bring water, snack, lunch, a walking stick, and wear hiking boots since we will be walking up and down ravines and through areas with tripping potential (vines, logs, gopher tortoise burrows) during our 2-3 mile hike through the different habitats. Also be sure to bring any medications you have that you may need (such as a known allergy to a yellow jacket sting).

    Enter "Church Pond Road, Quincy, FL" into your favorite mapping software to determine the route you want to take. This is an easement road that runs between Potter Road and the Spring Canyon property.The orange gate at Potter Road will be open. Crushed concrete has been added to the slope to make it easy to drive in and out. At the bottom of the hill turn left to park at the picnic area by the pond.

    Carpooling is recommended. For those of you coming from Tallahassee, at 8:00 Kara Driscoll will lead a carpool from the DEP parking lot to the Shell station at the I-10 Chattahoochee exit (last chance for restroom), and from there at 8:45 Scott Copeland will lead the carpool to Spring Canyon. For additional information or questions, contact Helen Roth at troth001@comcast.net or 850-980-1941.

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  • Magnolia ChapterDeadline to register for FMNP Upland Habitats Course

    Magnolia Chapter

    Deadline to register for FMNP Upland Habitats Course

    12:00 am

    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 addresses society’s role in natural upland areas, develops naturalist interpretation skills, and discusses environmental ethics. Classes will be on alternating Fridays at locations in Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon & Wakulla counties. Course instructors will be Will Sheftall and Rosalyn Kilcollins, RFKilcollins@embarqmail.com. Register at www.masternaturalist.org >Current Course Offerings > Uplands > Leon County.

  • Tarflower ChapterMonthly Workday

    Tarflower Chapter

    Monthly Workday

    9:00 am

    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 are welcome!

  • PalmBeach ChapterFall Yard Tour

    PalmBeach Chapter

    Fall Yard Tour

    10:00 am

    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 be view at http://palmbeach.fnpschapters.org/yardtour/

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  • PaynesPrairie ChapterChapter Planning Meeting, 5:30pm

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    Chapter Planning Meeting, 5:30pm

    5:30 pm

    Fifield Hall, University of Florida

  • Naples ChapterPresentation - Orchids of Fakahatchee Strand

    Naples Chapter

    Presentation - Orchids of Fakahatchee Strand

    6:30 pm

    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 Mike Owen, Park biologist. Arrive at 6:30pm to enjoy mingling and refreshments. The presentation begins at 7:00pm. The evening will conclude with a native plant raffle!

  • Tarflower ChapterMonthly Meeting: Creating a Healthy Lakeshore

    Tarflower Chapter

    Monthly Meeting: Creating a Healthy Lakeshore

    7:00 pm

    Leu Gardens

    Few people in Central Florida offer a greater voice of authority on the
    subject of healthy lakeshore ecology than Jim Thomas. Jim is a fourth
    generation Florida native. As did many fortunate Central Floridians, he
    played in local lakes, springs and rivers as a child. With degrees in
    biology and a great appreciation for natural Florida, he became an
    environmental activist and a leader in organizing projects which have
    successfully brought about the preservation and restoration of valuable
    natural areas. 

    Lakefront homeowners can have major impacts on the water quality, habitat
    value and productivity of lakes and ponds. Through their actions they
    sometimes unwittingly promote the decline of the resource they enjoy the
    most. We are fortunate to have Jim Thomas give guidance and insight to
    owners of lakefront property as well as an update of the progress being made
    at Lake Apopka.

    Jim's firm, Biosphere Consulting, contributes substantial time and resources
    to the Friends of Lake Apopka and the Oakland Nature Preserve. In addition
    to being involved with most local environmentally active groups, Jim is also
    a member of the Florida Lake Management Society.

  • Cocoplum ChapterScrub plants along the Atlantic Coastal Ridge

    Cocoplum Chapter

    Scrub plants along the Atlantic Coastal Ridge

    7:00 pm

    Environmental Studies Center, Jensen Beach

    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 and a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He received his M.S. and Ph. D. in Biology from Yale University. He has studied deep-sea fishes for 25 years. Since arriving in Florida in 2000, he has also investigated plants and animals in scrub and flatwoods habitats in southeastern Florida, particularly the threatened and endangered species found in this region.

     

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  • Coontie ChapterStopper ID

    Coontie Chapter

    Stopper ID

    7:00 pm

    Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 Florida (W. State Rd.) 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312

    Janine has prepared an interactive evening starting with what we know (and don't know) about stoppers. Some of you will remember Janine from her popular hands-on propagation workshop and are sure to enjoy another workshop to see, touch, and smell the stoppers. We have high hopes of finally mastering the stoppers by class end.

     

    Janine Griffiths is an accomplished 4th generation gardener, landscape designer, and owner of Green Thumb, Inc., an interior plant maintenance and fine gardening service specializing in rose gardens. She began in her family's Homestead nursery and worked with high-end interior plantscape companies in New York City before coming to Broward.

     

    Janine is a committed Broward County Master Gardener and a Master Naturalist with a graduate degree from FAU and naturalist certification from the University of Florida. Working with Jesse Durko, at Jesse Durko's Nursery in Davie, she developed a selection of native plants, an extensive collection of antique and old garden roses, heirloom herbs & vegetables, and tropical perennial herbs for this area.

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  • PaynesPrairie ChapterOctober Chapter Meeting, 7pm

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    October Chapter Meeting, 7pm

    7:00 pm

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

    Topic: Old Time Medical Remedies Using Local Native Plants
    Speaker: Dr. Mark Barrow

    Dr. Mark Barrow is a retired cardiologist and one of the founders of the Matheson Museum.

    His talk is about the information from a study done thirty years ago in Mayo, FL where it was discovered that many of the older people in the area were still using homemade medicines passed down from prior generations.

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  • Coontie ChapterField Trip: Stopper ID

    Coontie Chapter

    Field Trip: Stopper ID

    2:00 pm

    Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL 33063

    Meet us at the boardwalk entrance in the parking lot at 2 pm, Saturday, for an easy, pleasant walk in the forest of ferns along the boardwalk and off the boardwalk for about 2 hours.

    Although this is a follow up to the stopper class, you'll be perfectly comfortable joining us if you didn't attend the class; please do come. Janine will take us to see some stoppers at Fern Forest Nature Center, including one endangered species. Fern Forest is definitely one of the jewels of Broward Parks, so you will also enjoy seeing many other native plants there that you may have never seen in the wild. It's easy walking likely to be entirely lovely, nevertheless we recommend for every hike, water, shoes for mud, insect repellent, and sun protection for your comfort.

    An afternoon walk is a departure from our usual time, so schedule this walk in the forest among the ferns into your Saturday plans. Hikes are not canceled for rain. See you there.

  • Council ChapterBoard Budget Meeting

    Council Chapter

    Board Budget Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Conference Call: GoToMeeting

    The Council Budget for 2015 will be decided (along with the entire FNPS budget) at this meeting. Contact Julie Becker, Neta Villalobos, or Scott Davis for information.

  • FNPS ChapterFNPS Budget meeting

    FNPS Chapter

    FNPS Budget meeting

    7:00 pm

    Teleconference

    See Information on the Forum for details

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  • PaynesPrairie ChapterOctober Field Trip, 8am

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    October Field Trip, 8am

    8:00 am

    Ordway Conservation Area, Melrose, FL

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

    Pre-register. Space is limited. Only 25 attendees will fit in the bus.

    You must pre-register by emailing Goldie Schwartz at afn49@mindspring.com with ORDWAY TRIP in the subject line. Your confirmation and directions to the trip will be sent via email.

    Your guide for the trip is Steve Coates, Associate Director of Ordway, who will take us on an open bus tour of the property, visiting many areas not seen on our visit last year.

  • Ixia ChapterNative Park Workday

    Ixia Chapter

    Native Park Workday

    8:30 am

    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 gives the Chapter a role in the planning, development and care-taking of Native Park.  Also, a wonderful way to learn what will grow in your yard.

    Please join us from 8:30-11:30, and provide some TLC for our beautiful Native Park.

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

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

    Please contact Sally Steinauer if you plan to be there or need directions. E-mail works best- sallysteinauer@bellsouth.net. Phone is 388-4392.  Leave a message if no answer.

  • Tarflower ChapterOctober Field Trip

    Tarflower Chapter

    October Field Trip

    9:00 am

    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.

  • SeaRocket ChapterButterfly Garden Workday

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Butterfly Garden Workday

    9:00 am

    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 needs to be done to enhance the natural beauty and functionality of these native gardens will be in work. Great time to learn from experts about native plants. Bring water, hat, gloves, and stable shoes.
     

  • Pinellas ChapterFall Native Plant Festival

    Pinellas Chapter

    Fall Native Plant Festival

    9:00 am

    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 in making choices for your garden.

    Speaker schedule:

    • 9:00 - Newly Available Native Plants – Bruce Turley
    • 10:00 - Creating and Maintaining Ponds – Thomas Armstrong
    • 11:00 - Edible Native Plants – Sarah Palm (tentative)
    • 11:30 - Maintaining Native Landscapes – Darcey Phillips
    • 12:00 - Bringing Life into Your Landscape – Craig Huegel
    • 1:00 pm - Milkweeds and Other Butterfly Attractors – Chris Parisi

    Vendors:

    • Bee Branch Creek – live bee hive, honey, and other bee products
    • Detail Divas – native landscape maintenance
    • Hawthorn Hill Native Wildflower and Rare Plant Nursery
    • Native Wet & Green Things - Aquatics, epiphytes, orchids
    • Restless Natives – natives milkweeds, and other butterfly attractors
    • Toms Ponds – ponds and waterfalls
    • Wild Birds Unlimited – bird houses, feeders, and more

    New members who join FNPS at the festival may choose one of these two books as a membership incentive:

  • Cocoplum ChapterExplore the scrub dunes

    Cocoplum Chapter

    Explore the scrub dunes

    9:30 am

    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. Pierce, about 1 mile north of traffic light at Indrio Road make a right turn into the Harbor Branch entrance (4 tall square pillars at entrance), at next stop sign make a right onto Ocean Studies Drive, Ocean Discovery Center is a couple hundred feet on right before you get to traffic light on Old Dixie Highway.

     

    We will be walking on unstable sand in several places (like walking in the dunes of a beach).

  • Conradina ChapterLandscaping with Florida Natives Tour

    Conradina Chapter

    Landscaping with Florida Natives Tour

    10:00 am

    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 Society volunteers and learn the process to change your landscape to a Real Florida Landscape and support polliators and other wildlife

     

  • Suncoast ChapterFaLL Plant Festival

    Suncoast Chapter

    FaLL Plant Festival

    10:00 am

    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 and shrubs, as well as books and free literature promoting native plants and the Florida Native Plant Society. This is the Bay area's largest FALL plant sale. 

    $5.00 general admission. Children under 12 and USF Botanical Garden membrs are admitted free.

    Entries for the Scarecrow Contest will be on display throughout the gardens. There will also be a Vegetable Gardening Workshop at 11 am on Saturday, October 11. 

    For more information call 813-974-2329 or visit the website: Http://gardens.usf.edu. 

    SNPS members are encouraged to volunteer to help with the sale on Friday (set-up) or Saturday or Sunday. You can sign up at the monthly meeting. 

  • Magnolia ChapterNative Plant Garden Workday

    Magnolia Chapter

    Native Plant Garden Workday

    10:00 am

    Maclay Gardens State Park

    Join the fun planting new introductions in the native garden.  New plants are being funded by a grant form the Florida Wildflower Foundation.  Bring gloves, beverage and a snack.  Bob Farley, robertlfarley@gmail.com
     

  • SweetBay ChapterExplore the Outdoors Festival

    SweetBay Chapter

    Explore the Outdoors Festival

    11:00 am

    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, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts and much more. The event is free. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up. Food vendors will be on hand.

    The event is free.  See website for more information:  http://www.waltonoutdoors.com/explorefest/

  • Magnolia ChapterSpecial Event hosted by Dr. Helen Tudor

    Magnolia Chapter

    Special Event hosted by Dr. Helen Tudor

    1:00 pm

    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. Dr. Alvan Wentworth Chapman lived in Apalachicola from 1847 until his death in 1899. He was trained as a physician and in later years acted as a druggist. He served many roles in the town but he is most remembered as one of the eminent botanists of his day. He roamed far and wide searching for plants, often while on his way to make a "house call" which at the time might take several days. Dr. Chapman published the first comprehensive flora of the southeast in 1860; it was followed by two more editions before his death. His home was purchased by Dr. Tudor a few years ago and she has worked tirelessly to turn the house into a museum to honor Dr. Chapman

    Requires sign up so she knows for how many to prepare. Sign up at the October 2 meeting or send an e-mail to magnoliachapter@gmail.com

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  • NatureCoast ChapterWildflower Walk

    NatureCoast Chapter

    Wildflower Walk

    9:30 am

    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 District. This property was purchased on Nov 8, 2007. Katie MacMillen, manager of the Upper Cotee Preserve of ELAPP, will lead our walk. We will find many fall wildflowers blooming, so bring your wildflower book, camera and binoculars. Always wear proper walking shoes and carry water. We will have a picnic lunch nearby at Julie Wert’s beautiful home and award winning property in Aripeka after the walk, so please bring a dish to share and your beverage. We will have a cooler at the preserve for food storage.

    Directions: take US Hwy 19 North to Hudson; left on Aripeka Road; or from the East, take Suncoast Pkwy north to County Line Rd, west to US Hwy 19 and South .7miles to Aripeka Road on the right. We will meet at the parking lot at 9:30am.

     

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  • Conradina ChapterMonthly Chapter Meeting

    Conradina Chapter

    Monthly Chapter Meeting

    6:00 pm

    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 and cures of the Indian River Lagoon.

     

  • Sumter ChapterMonthly Meeting

    Sumter Chapter

    Monthly Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Sumterville Community Building

    Henry Lee Morgenstern, Esq. has a passion for longleaf pine and its restoration. Join us for his presentation on this keystone species "The Mighty Longleaf Pine: Ecology & Restoration." We'll have refreshments and plants for raffle.

    2427 CR 522, Sumterville 33585 (stone building 1/2 mile south of 470 on Hwy. 301) For more information please call 352-568-8277.

  • Hernando ChapterMonthly Meeting and Public Program: Dr. Walter Taylor on Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide

    Hernando Chapter

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

    6:30 pm

    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 he will have available for sale and which he will sign for you. Although his Doctorate is in Zoology, he's most noted for his popular books about Florida native plants. Including: Florida Wildflowers In Their Natural CommunitiesThe Guide to Florida Wildflowers and A Guide to Florida Grasses. Dr Taylor is always very personal and humorous. You don't want to miss this one!

    We are meeting on the Second Monday this month to accomodate our speaker's schedule. Our meetings and public programs are held at Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601 -  Click here for map; refreshments and mingling at 6:30pm, program starts at 7:00pm.

     

  • CupletFern ChapterChapter Meeting - Wekiwa Springs Park

    CupletFern Chapter

    Chapter Meeting - Wekiwa Springs Park

    7:00 pm

    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 the park, maintaining the area for recreational use. By 1969 the state of Florida expressed interest in the property for use as a state park.  Learn more history about Central Florida's largest state park from Amy Conyers Assistant Park Manager Free.  407 302-7616.   
     

  • Pawpaw ChapterOct Pawpaw Meeting - Dunns Creek State Park

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Oct Pawpaw Meeting - Dunns Creek State Park

    7:00 pm

    Piggotte Center, South Daytona

    Our October speaker will be Jason DePue, District 3 Biologist with the Florida Park Service - Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
    He will speak on the restoration efforts at Dunn's Creek along with other problems that he has faced while conducting the restoration there in the communities.

    Plant of the Month: Hydrocotyle umbellate - Dollarweed  - presented by Carolyn West

    Refeshments courtesy of the following members: Carla McDougal, Carolyn Kiel & Sonya Guidry

    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.

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

    Click here for meeting location info and map.

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  • Magnolia ChapterInvasive Plants Removal

    Magnolia Chapter

    Invasive Plants Removal

    8:00 am

    Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, GA

    Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve is a 140 acre property in Grady County, GA that contains tens of millions of early spring wildflowers.  It was saved from residential development by members of the Magnolia Chapter. The website is wolfcreektroutlilypreserve.org.  

    On the second Tuesday of each month, a volunteer group from the Magnolia Chapter works to remove invasive plants, including privet, Japanese climbing fern, Japanese honeysuckle, and nandina. Participants are encouraged to wear long pants, boots and gloves.  If you want, you can bring your lunch and stay for a leisurely walk in the forest in the early afternoon.  To receive monthly updates on each month's plans, contact bethgrant@bellsouth.net.

  • Mangrove ChapterMonthly Meeting

    Mangrove Chapter

    Monthly Meeting

    7:00 pm

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

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

  • NatureCoast ChapterFlorida Wildflowers

    NatureCoast Chapter

    Florida Wildflowers

    7:00 pm

    Land O' Lakes Community Center 5401 US 41 LOL 34639

    Speaker:  Walter Taylor

    Program: Florida Wildflowers

               

                Dr. Taylor has led numerous field trips at the FNPS Conferences, given talks to many of the FNPS Chapters and written two widely used books on Florida wildflowers: The Field Guide to Florida Wildflowers and Wildflowers in Their Natural Communities His program will be on his third book, Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide. Dr. Taylor will have books for sale and will be glad to sign a book for you. 

    Dr. Walter K. Taylor has lived in central Florida for 44 years and taught at the University of Central Florida for 35 years where he taught a variety of biology courses including Florida Natural History, Local Flora, and Florida Wildflowers. He is a member of several environmental and professional organizations. Since 2008, Taylor serves as a Board Member of the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Dr. Taylor and Karin, wife and companion for 45 years, have traveled widely throughout Florida, having visited all counties and nearly all State Parks seeking Florida’s rich and diverse flora and fauna—the Real Florida—as well as Florida’s early history.

     

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  • NatureCoast ChapterEnd of Season Plant Sale

    NatureCoast Chapter

    End of Season Plant Sale

    9:00 am

    Cypress Acres Wildflower Nursery, 8632 Ehren Cut-Off Land O' Lakes, FL 34639

    Cypress Acres
    Wildflower Nursery

    ''End of the Season'' Sale

    November 15th  and 16th

    9am-2pm

    All 1 gallon pots will be $3.

     

    8632 Ehren Cut-Off

    Land O' Lakes, FL 34639

    813-388-3111 ·  dbarnard5@tampabay.rr.com

  • Suncoast ChapterOctober Meeting

    Suncoast Chapter

    October Meeting

    7:00 pm

    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, Weds October 15.  For those who know Dr. Taylor, his talk promises to be both enlightening and entertaining.

    After 35 years of service, Professor Taylor retired from the University of Central Florida, where he taught a variety of biology courses. In 1999, Taylor received the University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the highest recognition given by U.C.F. for undergraduate instruction. Upon retirement in 2004, Dr. Taylor was named Professor Emeritus of Biology.

    In 2000, The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) awarded Dr. Taylor the Green Palmetto Award in education and in May 2006 the Society presented to him the Mentor Award, the highest recognition given by FNPS to an individual member. In February 2010, the Naples Native Plant Society and Naples Botanical Gardens recognized Taylor with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Elucidating the Flora of Florida.

    In addition to his most recent book, Dr Walter Kingsley Taylor wrote: The Field Guide to Florida Wildflowers (Taylor Publ. Co., Dallas, 1992) and Wildflowers in Their Natural Communities (Univ. Press of Florida, Gainesville, 1998), A Guide to Florida Grasses (Univ. Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2009) and André Michaux in Florida: An Eighteenth-Century Botanical Journal (Univ. Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2002), coauthored with Dr. Eliane M. Norman.

    Dr. Taylor and Karin, his wife for 45 years, have traveled widely throughout Florida, visiting all counties and nearly all State Parks seeking Florida’s rich and diverse flora and fauna.  Both he and his wife are avid supporters of Florida’s environment.  Photography, gardening, and playing the piano and organ are favorite pastimes. Dr. Taylor and Karin live in Winter Park and have one daughter, Dr. Anna Ree Taylor of Washington, DC, a molecular neurobiologist.

    Dr. Taylor will have books for sale and will be glad to sign a book for you

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  • Ixia ChapterGeneral Meeting Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Ixia Chapter

    General Meeting Thursday, October 16, 2014

    6:30 pm

    University of North Florida, University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

    Please Note Meeting Location Change Above!

     

    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 will focus on native moths and their native host plants and also cover some of the interesting moths from the tropics and other parts of the world. 

    Dr. Charles Covell began collecting butterflies and moths at age 13 in North Carolina and has spent countless hours in the field. He is interested in all Lepidoptera groups, with emphasis on butterfly families Lycaenidae and Riodinidae, and the moth family Geometridae. During the '60s and '70s, Covell conducted Lepidoptera surveys in south Florida, including documenting the occurrence of the Schaus Swallowtail, which helped in it being listed as the first threatened and later endangered insect by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has participated in numerous collecting trips to Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands), French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Irian Jaya (New Guinea), Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Taiwan and Venezuela. Covell also conducted Lepidoptera surveys in North Carolina and Virginia. In 1965 he began a butterfly survey of Kentucky, visiting all 120 counties by July 1974 and published a faunal list of nearly 2,400 Kentucky Lepidoptera species in 1999. Covell still leads an annual Fourth of July Butterfly Count near Louisville, Ky., and participates in Lepidoptera faunal studies of the Andes, Honduras and Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park in Florida. He is completing a taxonomic revision of the North American species of the geometrid moth subfamily Sterrhinae, and recently served as an adviser for a graduate project that involved revising genera from this subfamily.

    Covell is a past president, honorary life member and current archivist of the Lepidopterists' Society, and received the Southern Lepidopterists' Society John Abbot Award in 1982 for his major contributions to the knowledge of Lepidoptera. He remains an active member of the Kentucky Academy of Science and the Society of Kentucky Lepidopterists, which he founded. Throughout his career, Covell taught courses in zoology and entomology and advised numerous students. He authored and co-authored professional papers on a variety of insects, including bees, flies, mosquitoes, plant bugs, scorpionflies, many aquatic insect groups, and, of course, butterflies and moths. He also is author of The Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America, released in its second edition in 2005.

  • PineLily ChapterInsects are Our Friends with Loret

    PineLily Chapter

    Insects are Our Friends with Loret

    6:30 pm

    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 environment through observation of interactions between the flora and fauna located in her yard. 

    Loret joined FNPS in August 2008. Since that time she has documented over 200 native plant species on her acre lot in Holopaw and too many insects, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and spiders to count.

    She will share her findings on how many of the creatures rely on each other to keep a garden in balance.

    Loret is a team member for the national blog Beautiful Wildlife Garden! writing about her encounters each Friday. 

    She also publishes two series (1) What Florida Native Plant is Blooming Today™  and (2) Central Florida Critter of the Day. Both are published 3 or 4 times a week and features a plant or creature located on or adjacent to her property. You can sign up to have them delivered to your email on the sites.

    In 2009 Loret created the Facebook and Twitter pages for the Pine Lily Chapter and routinely shares environmental and native plant related content.

     

     

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  • Magnolia Chapter"Seek and Destroy" Invasive Plants

    Magnolia Chapter

    "Seek and Destroy" Invasive Plants

    9:00 am

    Barnette & Sally Allen Nature Preserve

    EDUCATIONAL WORKDAY, "Seek & Destroy," Friday Oct 17th, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This event kicks off an association between the Magnolia Chapter of FNPS with the City of Tallahassee (and other groups) for a season of monthly invasive plant removal and education sessions, from October through April, focused on Coral ardisia.  This first event is being run by United Way, with additional help from The Nature Conservancy. Activities will include not only actual plant removal in this heavily-infested small preserve, but also tips on how to ID and remove this noxious weed in different ways, with encouragement to educate others.

         Bring bug spray, water, garden/work gloves and a pointed shovel and/or clippers if you have them. (We will provide extra tools for those who don't.) Wear close-toed shoes appropriate for the woods. LITERATURE and LUNCH PROVIDED (anonymous donor).

         Note: There may be some poison ivy in the removal region, so this activity may not be appropriate for those with severe poison ivy allergy. 

    Location: the Barnette and Sally Allen Nature Preserve, 912 East Call St. in Tallahassee. Contacts: Karen Berkley (kjberkley@gmail.com; 850-570-5740-sending a text is fine) or Susan Tanski (susan.tanski@talgov.com; 850-933-0345)

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  • Tarflower ChapterBackyard Biodiversity Day

    Tarflower Chapter

    Backyard Biodiversity Day

    8:00 am

    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 plant sale! Visit the Facebook page or check out the latest Tarpaper for details. 

  • Suncoast ChapterOctober Field Trip

    Suncoast Chapter

    October Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Cypress Lakes Preserve, Ridge Manor

    Cypress Lakes Preserve is a Hernando County Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) project. The property was purchased by Hernando County in 1995 and 1998 with funding from the ESL program and Florida Communities Trust using Preservation 2000 funds. The 331 acre preserve includes a mosaic of seven or eight upland and wetland communities, including about 85 acres of sand hill and about 70 acres of oak scrub, oak/saw palmetto scrub, and scrubby flatwoods, with interspersed open, grassy seasonal ponds.

    Despite best intentions and efforts to use fire as a regular management technique, several conditions prevented adequate application of fire to the landscape in recent years. Predictably, hardwoods (predominantly live oak, laurel oak, Chapman’s oak and black cherry) rapidly overtook the scrub and sand hill communities, with sand live oaks and laurel oaks replacing myrtle oaks and Chapman’s oaks in the scrub, and laurel oak, black cherry, and Chapman’s oak invading the sand hills.  Because of the scarcity and importance of these vegetation communities, the management plans for Cypress Lakes Preserve include restoration of scrub and sand hill communities on about half the preserve (about 155 acres). The essential needs were firebreaks, hardwood reduction, and fire.  About 5,800 linear feet of firebreak were cleared around the perimeter.  Hardwood control was conducted over a three year period on most of the 155 acre restoration area.   The overgrown area was “treated” by cutting down brush and oak trees using machinery and chain saws, supplemented with hand saw and chainsaw work by volunteers, plus chainsaw and herbicide work by county staff.. These treatments were followed by a controlled burn in May 2013.  The burn consumed much of the downed wood, exposed bare mineral soil, top-killed most of the remaining large hardwood trees, and stimulated amazing new growth, including many herbaceous species not commonly seen there before.  The transformation is amazing, and done on a minimal budget.

    You'll get to see these areas and see the management that the County is using to improve the ecological quality of these lands.  This is a joint trip with Hernando -- Mark Hutchinson has been coordinating and Hernando has arranged a very special field leader,  Jim King, who is a Hernando County Conservation Lands Specialist.

    We will meet at the gate at 33241 Ridge Manor Blvd, Ridge Manor, FL 33523

    If you have problems finding the gate, call 352-238-6226

  • CupletFern ChapterHike Wekiwa Springs State Park

    CupletFern Chapter

    Hike Wekiwa Springs State Park

    9:00 am

    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 will lead our hike.  Park entrance fee.  Reservations required. 407 302-7616.
     

  • Ixia ChapterField Trip

    Ixia Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:45 am

    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, FL, 32244.

    Address:  6239 State Road 21 (Blanding Blvd.)   Keystone Heights, FL 32656

    Field Trip Difficulty:  Moderate

    Website:  http://www.floridastateparks.org/mikeroess/

    Field Trip Leader:  Walter Bryant, Cell:  904-704-6218

    Lunch:  No picnic tables are available, so plan to eat after the field trip at a local restaurant with other Ixia members.

    A portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the park and is 5.44 miles long. It begins near the entrance gate and covers some of the park's high country so the trail terrain is partially flat. This trail is maintained by Florida Trail Association volunteers and our trip leader is intimate with the entire section of trail within the park as a key member of that organization.  We have taken this hike in recent years and found it to be botanically rich and diverse at this time of year.  So much so, in fact, that progress along the trail has been less than swift, such are the botanical distractions.  Bring your camera. This early fall date should yield many wildflowers in the height of bloom.

  • NatureCoast ChapterFALL FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SALE

    NatureCoast Chapter

    FALL FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SALE

    10:00 am

    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 of SR 54).

     

    We will have a variety of quality nursery grown native plants for sale, as well as books and the Pasco Master Gardener information table. Visit www.pasconativeplants.org.  

     

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please sign up at the September or October NCC meeting or contact Peggy Gretchen at herculesmpg@hotmail.com or 813-991-4812.

     

    Thanks and hope to see you there!

  • Magnolia ChapterNative Plant Garden Workday

    Magnolia Chapter

    Native Plant Garden Workday

    10:00 am

    Maclay Gardens State Park

    Join the fun planting new introductions in the native garden.  New plants are being funded by a grant form the Florida Wildflower Foundation.  Bring gloves, beverage and a snack.  Bob Farley, robertlfarley@gmail.com
     

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  • SeaRocket ChapterFNPS Member Only

    SeaRocket Chapter

    FNPS Member Only

    1:00 pm

    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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  • SeaRocket ChapterButterfly Garden work day

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Butterfly Garden work day

    9:00 am

    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.

  • Serenoa ChapterGeneral Meeting - Restoring Perico Preserve

    Serenoa Chapter

    General Meeting - Restoring Perico Preserve

    7:00 pm

    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 upland habitats at the preserve.

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  • SweetBay ChapterWork Day

    SweetBay Chapter

    Work Day

    9:00 am

    Bay County Conservancy's Palm Preserve

    Join our joint work/planting day at Bay County Conservancy's Palm Preserve to help mow, trim, weed and plant the native plants that have been donated. Bring your gardening tools, gloves, trimmers, a small shovel if you plan to plant something, a couple of gallons of water to water the plants in with, as well as for yourself. 
     
    The preserve, is located on Beach Drive downtown Panama City, right next to the Social Security Office.  This is very near Harrison Avenue. 

  • PalmBeach ChapterChapter Board of Directors Meeting

    PalmBeach Chapter

    Chapter Board of Directors Meeting

    5:15 pm

    Mounts Botanical Garden

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

  • PalmBeach ChapterChapter Meeting: Butterflies and the MacArthur Beach State Park Butterfly Garden

    PalmBeach Chapter

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

    7:00 pm

    Mounts Botanical Garden

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

  • Heartland ChapterBoard Meeting-Heartland Chapter

    Heartland Chapter

    Board Meeting-Heartland Chapter

    7:00 pm

    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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  • FNPS ChapterFNPS Board meeting

    FNPS Chapter

    FNPS Board meeting

    7:00 pm

    Teleconference

    Final Budget Review before Final Budget Approval at Nov 15 Board Meeting, Contracts.

    Committee Reports with Motions due Oct 20. Full Committee Reports will be posted for November 15 meeting.

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  • Pinellas ChapterCamping Fieldtrip Fri. & Sat. Oct. 24 - 25, 2014

    Pinellas Chapter

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

    9:00 am

    Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park

    Saturday’s guided tour will be led by biologist Dr. Paul Gray and will begin at 9 a.m. We will be taking the "buggy tour". Reservations are strongly suggested. Cost is $17.00 (plus tax) for adults, $9.00 (plus tax) for children 17 and under. To sign up for the guided tour, contact Candy Arnold.

    The Florida dry prairie ecosystem is one of the biologically richest grasslands in the world. The Kissimmee Prairie's 54,000 acres contain a mosaic of dry prairie, wet prairie, marshes, sloughs, cabbage palm and oak hammocks, flood plain—no less than 14 distinct natural communities —which support a vast and diverse array of flora and fauna, including a number of endangered or threatened species. For information about the park, visit http://www.floridastateparks.org/kissimmeeprairie/default.cfm.

    Camping spaces are limited. Sign up today! If you would like to camp, please contact Jan Allyn for space availability: 727-244-0312 or jallyn@tampabay.rr.com.

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  • Pawpaw ChapterFall Landscape Tour

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Fall Landscape Tour

    12:00 am

    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)
    Hammock Gardens 1-3pm (Ormond Beach mainland)

    Tickets are $5 for the full day of events and are available at Pawpaw Chapter meetings and at Full Moon Natives & Herbs in Port Orange the day of the event, or contact 904-863-5943.

    Flyer (pdf) with more details and for printing

     

  • LongleafPine ChapterField trip to Bryan Park

    LongleafPine Chapter

    Field trip to Bryan Park

    7:30 am

    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 survey of native trees and shrubs in the park and prepare a map showing their locations as a special public service for the City of Pensacola Parks Department.  Easy walking.  Finish by noon.  Come join us to help with this worthwwhile endeavor.  Leader:  James R. Burkhalter.

  • Naples ChapterField Trip - Swamp Walk & Orchid Tour

    Naples Chapter

    Field Trip - Swamp Walk & Orchid Tour

    8:00 am

    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, Larry Richardson and Wade Gurley, will lead participants on a swamp walk to view native orchids and discuss the Refuge's orchid restoration efforts.This hike will be relatively short, but conditions will be difficult. Expect to walk through water at least waist-high around submerged vegetation. Shoes could possibly get stuck in mucky soil. Number of participants is limited. Please RSVP to (239) 597-7222.

  • Mangrove ChapterField Trip

    Mangrove Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Bill Coy Preserve at Buck Creek

    5350 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL 34224

  • SeaRocket ChapterButterfly Garden Workday

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Butterfly Garden Workday

    9:00 am

    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 needs to be done to enhance the natural beauty and functionality of these native gardens will be in work. Great time to learn from experts about native plants. Bring water, hat, gloves, and stable shoes.

  • Serenoa ChapterField Trip

    Serenoa Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    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, and shorebirds in mangroves on the water.

  • Naples ChapterSouthwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

    Naples Chapter

    Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

    9:00 am

    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 to offer a native plant quiz game for kids and adults to play, along with informative and membership handouts. The first day of this event is scheduled for 9am-4pm.

    Please contact our Director of Outreach, Emily Wilson, at ewilson@naplesgarden.org or (813) 367-6559 if you would like to participate.

  • Heartland ChapterGarden Extravaganza

    Heartland Chapter

    Garden Extravaganza

    9:00 am

    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 30th Annual Munn Park Garden Extravaganza featuring over 50 vendors who will be selling a large variety of plants & flowers for yards and patios, as well as beautiful and unusual garden art. Attend garden presentations by Bill Koen and browse garden-related crafts here. A small standard flower show will be held at Arts on the Park, just adjacent to Munn Park. There will also be a horticulture show in the park, and Master Gardeners on hand to answer all questions, and soil testing will be done for $3.00. A new plant introduction and many informational handouts will be available. Food & drinks will also be available. Cost: FREE

     

  • PalmBeach ChapterField Trip: MacArthur Beach State Park Butterfly Garden

    PalmBeach Chapter

    Field Trip: MacArthur Beach State Park Butterfly Garden

    10:00 am

    MacArthur Beach State Park

    Cathy Beals will lead a tour of the MacArthur Beach State Park butterfly garden and dune trail.  The State Park entrance fee is waived for field trip attendees. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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  • Naples ChapterSouthwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

    Naples Chapter

    Southwest Florida Yard and Garden Show

    10:00 am

    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 to offer a native plant quiz game for kids and adults to play, along with informative and membership handouts. The second day of this event is scheduled for 10am-3pm.

    Please contact our Director of Outreach, Emily Wilson, at ewilson@naplesgarden.org or (813) 367-6559 if you would like to participate.

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