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Calendar for -- September 2014

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  • Pinellas ChapterSneak Preview: 8th Annual Native Plant Landscape Tour

    Pinellas Chapter

    Sneak Preview: 8th Annual Native Plant Landscape Tour

    7:00 pm

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park

    Click here for more information, to purchase tickets online and to download a printable flyer

    Come preview the landscapes included in this year’s landscape tour through slide show and discussion. See what is possible when conventionally landscaped yards are transformed into native plant habitats that are environmentally and wildlife friendly. Tickets for the September tour will be available at the Wednesday night program. Then join us on September 27 to tour the actual landscapes and see how native plants have been incorporated in Pinellas County public and private landscapes.

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  • SweetBay ChapterMeeting and Presentation: Native People, Native Plants

    SweetBay Chapter

    Meeting and Presentation: Native People, Native Plants

    5:30 pm

    Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

     

    Barbara Hines presents Native People, Native Plants: This presentation discusses how plants have been used as medicine and food in Florida by prehistoric people and early settlers in Florida. 

    Barbara Hines is a Registered Professional Archaeologist who specializes in historic archaeology, 19th and early 20th century. Her interests include the turpentine and lumber industry, specifically focusing on the social aspects of "camp life". She also has taken an interest in early Florida architecture, and did her thesis work on an early 1900s Folk Victorian structure in Sopchoppy, Florida. Her thesis focused on examining the relationship between architecture, societal relationships and social class perceptions. Barbara has also taken an interest in Southeastern Indian communities after European contact, specifically in the late 1800 up to the present, focusing on the mixing of cultures and how the Southeastern Indian population has survived and adapted.

     

     

  • Magnolia ChapterPierson Hill - Frosted Flatwoods Salamander Ecology and Conservation

    Magnolia Chapter

    Pierson Hill - Frosted Flatwoods Salamander Ecology and Conservation

    7:00 pm

    Rm 1024 King Bldg. FSU campus

    Pierson Hill will be making a presentation on the Frosted Flatwoods Salamander: ecology and conservation.

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  • 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!

  • Magnolia ChapterField Trip led by Malcolm Hodges

    Magnolia Chapter

    Field Trip led by Malcolm Hodges

    9:00 am

    TNC's Williams Bluff Preserve, Hilton, GA

    Happy September Magnolians! As the summer winds down, we are finally approaching the cool embrace of Autumn.  With more bearable temperatures, we're finally able to begin anew our forays into the wild! This month, we are joining the Georgia Botanical Society to visit The Nature Conservancy's Williams Bluff Preserve which is northwest of Bainbridge, Georgia, and will be led by Malcolm Hodges. We'll meet at the preserve gate at 10:00 a.m. and carpool around the 1000-acre preserve, hitting the major habitats. The preserve includes longleaf pine sandhill woodlands (regularly burned), isolated limesink depressional wetlands, mixed-pine flatwoods, rich hardwood bluff forests, and various bottomland swamp communities along the Chattahoochee River. We should see at least two rare species, Florida willow (Salix floridana) and swamp black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia auriculata), the latter in flower. We will drive to the different habitats and explore from the vehicles on foot. This is a rare opportunity to receive a tour behind the gates of a biologically unique area that is normally has restricted access!

    Most walking will be in flat or slightly sloping land. Some bluff forests can be steep and difficult to traverse. Dress appropriately for warm weather, bringing some water, a walking stick, water, snacks, etc.

    There are no facilities at the preserve. Nearest bathroom is a at convenience store 1.5 mi S.

    When:  Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8::15 a.m. leaving promptly at 8:30 a.m.

    Where:  N. Monroe Walmart, just past I-10 and Taco Bell to caravan to Bainbridge following premier field trip coordinator, Kara Driscoll.

    ·         Head north toward Bainbridge on U.S. 27.

    ·         At the junction with US-84 W take the left ramp toward Colquitt/Donalsonville.

    ·         Head northwest on US-84 W/Dothan Rd toward Airport Rd/State Spur 253; Continue to follow GA-38 W/US-84 W (29.6 mi).

    ·         Turn right onto GA-363 S/GA-370 N (1.4 mi).

    ·         Turn left onto GA-370 N/Great Southern Hwy (4.7 mi).

    ·         GA-370 N/Great Southern Hwy watch for red TNC truck or car with TNC banner on left.

    ·         If you get to 370 in Hilton you have gone 6 miles too far. 

    Contact Kara Driscoll (239-249-2340) or Scott Davis (954-292-3099) with questions. Malcolm Hodges phone is  770-776-9194

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  • Conradina ChapterMonthy Chapter Meeting

    Conradina Chapter

    Monthy Chapter Meeting

    6:00 pm

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

    The presentation is "The Role of Fire in Maintaining Floristic Diversity in Upland and Wetland Vegatation of Florida"

    Dr. Paul Schmalzer,a plant ecologist with the InoMedic Health Applications at Kennedy Space Cehter will be the speaker.  

     

  • Hernando ChapterMonthly Meeting and Program: Habitat Restoration at Cypress Lakes Preserve

    Hernando Chapter

    Monthly Meeting and Program: Habitat Restoration at Cypress Lakes Preserve

    6:30 pm

    Chinsegut Hill, Brooksville Florida

    Jim King, Conservation Lands Specialist from Hernando County’s Environmentally Sensitive Lands Program (ESLP), will narrate a slide show on habitat restoration in the Preserve. The County recently completed a three year plan for restoring the scrub and sand hill communities there. Jim will describe the various treatments to reduce hardwood size and density. Wildflowers and gopher tortoises responded well, and the transformation is amazing. 

    Please note: Due to the Labor Day Holiday, our meeting is on the second Monday, Sept 8.

    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 - Interesting Insects

    CupletFern Chapter

    Chapter Meeting - Interesting Insects

    7:00 pm

    200 Fairmont Ave., Sanford.

    Derek Woller, Ph.D. student at UCF will speak about insect and plant relationships. Interactions between plants and insects are a given and often taken for granted. Some of the most well-known ones revolve around flowers and two of their most commonly-encountered visitors: bees and butterflies, but what about some of the other relationships that exist? Florida, in particular, has a number of interesting interactions that will be highlighted and explored during this presentation. Take a peek into this fascinating, sometimes hidden, and secret world of insects and plants.  Free.  407 302-7616.

  • Pawpaw ChapterSept. Chapter Meeting - Lyonia Environmental Center

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Sept. Chapter Meeting - Lyonia Environmental Center

    7:00 pm

    Piggotte Community Center, South Daytona

    Program - Lyonia Environmental Center Outreach Presentation

    Melissa Hughes, Program & Volunteer Coordinator at the Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona will speak on volunteer opportunities at the LEC.

    Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) is a part of Volusia County Parks, Recreation and Culture.  We opened in 2009, and we are a multi-purpose environmental learning center located in Deltona, FL.  We offer public programs on the weekends, as well as school field trips, workshops, scout programs, etc...   We are always searching for meaningful, committed volunteers to assist us with a variety of projects and tasks.  We welcome assistance with our programs and guided hikes, as well as some of our other specialty programs - birdwatching, gardening, composting, etc...

    We are also looking for assistance with our "Can You Dig It" kids garden club.  This club is seasonal, and meets twice a month.  We have container gardens, cold frames, a potting bench, and on occasion someone who lends us a tower garden.  The kids in the garden club plant seeds/seedlings, help tend to the gardens, water them, weed, make recycled plant pots, and harvest the gardens as needed.  We are very short staffed, so help with maintaining that program would be fantastic!  We also have a butterfly garden that was intended to be a show garden on how to create a native butterfly garden - although lack of maintenance of that garden by former management and staff has lead to an area that really needs to be started over and re-done to be the show garden it should be.

    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.

    Plant of the Month: Snowy Squarestem - Melanthera nivea - presented by Mike Duggins

    Refreshments provided by: Dot Backes, Carolyn Kiel, Ellen Nielsen

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  • NatureCoast ChapterNative Florida Plants for Drought- and Salt-Tolerant Landscaping

    NatureCoast Chapter

    Native Florida Plants for Drought- and Salt-Tolerant Landscaping

    7:00 pm

    Land O' Lakes Community Center 5401 US 41 LOL 34639

    Gardening in Florida’s coastal and dry inland areas can be quite challenging, but if you use native plants, the payoff is huge: your yard will become a beautiful, low maintenance mecca for birds, butterflies, and wildlife. Coastal plantings must be tolerant of the alkaline, shelly, salty, xeric (droughty) sands typical of coastal areas. If you use reclaimed water for irrigation water, it may contain elevated chloride levels. Anyone living on the east or west coast of peninsular Florida may benefit from using salt-tolerant plantings described in this talk.

    George Kish recently co-authored the book, Native Florida Plants for Drought- and Salt- Tolerant Landscaping, with Richard Wunderlin.

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  • Coontie ChapterHabitat Restoration at Home

    Coontie Chapter

    Habitat Restoration at Home

    7:00 pm

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

    Speaker: Lindsey Nieratka of the IRC, "The Institute for Regional Conservation and Habitat Restoration at Home", Wednesday, September 10, 7 pm (always on 2nd Wednesdays), Secret Wood Nature Center, 2701 Florida (W. State Rd.) 84, Dania Beach, FL 33312. Lindsey is program administrator at the IRC coming from a variety of very interesting wildlife experiences (attend to hear). In 2003 she was a biologist at Jonathan Dickinson SP. She then received her Master's in Environmental Studies from FIU including conservation research in Oaxaca, Mexico. After graduating she taught Environmental Science, Global Environment and Society, and Ecology of South Florida at FIU. She joined the IRC in 2012.

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  • PaynesPrairie ChapterSeptember Chapter Meeting, 7pm

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    September Chapter Meeting, 7pm

    7:00 pm

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

    Topic: Using Dichotomous Keys or What Plant is That?
    Speaker: Dr. Patti Anderson

    Dr. Anderson is from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS/DPI). She will share information about using keys to identify plants.

    Reminder, our new meeting place is the Matheson Museum.

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  • Magnolia ChapterDigital Imaging Blitz for FSU's Herbarium!

    Magnolia Chapter

    Digital Imaging Blitz for FSU's Herbarium!

    8:00 am

    FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium

    Digital Imaging Blitz for FSU's Herbarium! 

    FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium is seeking volunteers to participate in a digital imaging blitz on Saturday, September 13.  We have a little over a third of our 220,000 specimens digitally imaged and databased (available at http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu/).  We need your help to accelerate digitization of the remainder!  The blitz is targeting 3000 Florida specimens to be imaged over the course of two 4-hour shifts.  We are planning to do this by organizing into three teams of 5-6 people each, each team with a digital imaging station.  Those who participate in at least one 4-hour shift will receive a water bottle with the event logo on it.  If interested, please register at https://idigbio.doodle.com/uh2czmiihefzaadk.   Registration is important so that we can send you last-minute logistical information (e.g., regarding parking, which should not be a problem that weekend).  The event is sponsored by iDigBio (www.idigbio.org) and the Southeastern Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (http://sernec.appstate.edu/) and organized by Austin Mast (amast@bio.fsu.edu), Libby Ellwood, and Gil Nelson.  We are building up towards a large digitization blitz event to occur in conjunction with the 2015 FNPS Annual Meeting and will value your feedback in a survey after this event. Thanks for considering this!

    Austin Mast

  • 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 ChapterSeptember Field Trip

    Tarflower Chapter

    September Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Enchanted Forest, Titusville

    To follow September 2's "What's That Fungus Among Us?" presentation, Jay Barnhart will lead us on a mushroom hike at Titusville's Enchanted Forest. More details to come. (Start time 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.

  • CupletFern ChapterHike Econ Wilderness Area

    CupletFern Chapter

    Hike Econ Wilderness Area

    9:00 am

    3795 Old Lockwood Rd, Oviedo

    Sherry Williams, Seminole County Biologist and Cuplet Fern Native Plant Chapter Vice President, will lead us on a hike.  This conservation land is approximately 240 acres located on the Seminole/Orange County line south of the city of Oviedo on the west side of the Econolockhatchee River.  The approximately 3 miles of trails traverse such habitats as pine flatwoods, sandhill, and swamp.  Wildlife observed on this site include great-horned owl, white-tailed deer, bobcat, and golden mouse.  Free.  Reservations required. 407 302-7616.

  • PaynesPrairie ChapterSeptember Chapter Field Trip

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    September Chapter Field Trip

    9:00 am

    TBA at Sept. 11th meeting

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  • NatureCoast ChapterBike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail

    NatureCoast Chapter

    Bike Ride on the Withlacoochee State Trail

    9:30 am

    Public Library, Orange Ave, Floral City, Fl

    We are going to meet in Floral City to bike to the lovely Wallace Brooks Park in Inverness. The round trip is 14 miles. If you have never been on the Withlacoo-chee Trail, it is delightful and goes through rural scenery, is mostly shaded, and is uncrowded.  If you don’t feel you are able to bike 14 miles, there are benches and kiosks along the trail to rest.

    Bring your lunch for a picnic after the ride at a members nearby home on Tsala Apopka Lake, about a mile from the bike trail.

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  • Serenoa ChapterGeneral Meeting - A Sea Change

    Serenoa Chapter

    General Meeting - A Sea Change

    7:00 pm

    Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    Dr. Tonya Clayton, author of How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach, and currently a contributor to an upcoming book by USF researchers on climate change and sea level rise, will talk about challenges and give us ideas for beach stewardship.

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  • Heartland ChapterEnjoying Your Veggies Wild, presented by Peggy Lantz

    Heartland Chapter

    Enjoying Your Veggies Wild, presented by Peggy Lantz

    6:30 pm

    Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland, FL

    Peggy Lantz will talk about Edible Florida Native Plants.

    A native Floridian, Peggy Lantz is a Florida Master Naturalist, musician, horseman, leathercrafter, outdoors woman, and editor and author. Her publications reflect her many interests. She served as editor of the Florida Native Plant Society’s publications and its magazine, The Palmetto, for 15 years, and as editor of Florida Audubon Society’s magazine, The Florida Naturalist. Ms. Lantz lives in Woodsmere in west Orange County, Florida, in the community settled by her grandfather in 1914.

  • PalmBeach ChapterChapter Meeting: Native Plant Propagation

    PalmBeach Chapter

    Chapter Meeting: Native Plant Propagation

    7:00 pm

    Mounts Botanical Building

     

    A native plant propagation workshop conducted by Dr. George Rogers, Chairman, Palm Beach State College Horticulture Program.

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  • Suncoast ChapterSeptember Meeting

    Suncoast Chapter

    September Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Hillsborough County Extension Office

     

    What is the buzz about bees?

    Nancy Ham, Master Gardener and Advanced Beekeeper, will present The Basics of Bee Keeping at the next monthly meeting of the Suncoast Native Plant Society, 7 pm, Weds September 17.  Find out what a beekeeper does. Learn ways to attract bees to your garden. Discover the remarkable and busy life of the bee.  Meetings are held at the Hillsborough County Extension, 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner. (813) 679-5597. Free. Light refreshments.  A plant auction follows the presentation. For more information visit suncoastnps.org.

    Nancy Ham has been a bee keeper for five years. She is an advanced student in the University of Florida Master Beekeeper Program. She is also a Teaching assistant at the University of South Florida Apiary program and a Master Gardener

     

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  • PineLily ChapterNo Meeting

    PineLily Chapter

    No Meeting

    4:00 pm

    Join us at Osceola Heritage Park, Exhibition Building for "Discover Osceola", a free county sponsored event. Volunteers to man the outreach table appreciated.

  • Ixia ChapterGeneral Meeting Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Ixia Chapter

    General Meeting Thursday, September 18, 2014

    6:30 pm

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

    Agenda:  Guest speaker presentation followed by business meeting

    Program: Warren K Anderson and Andrew Miller of The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida, Inc., “Jacksonville’s Special Places.”

    The Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida, Inc. (the Public Trust) will give a presentation entitled “Jacksonville’s Special Places.” Jacksonville is home to the nation’s largest municipal park system, and yet many of its residents have never so much as stepped foot in one of its dozens of parks or preserves, or kayaked along its miles of protected rivers, waterways, or coastline.  The Public Trust seeks not only to protect these “special places,” but also to encourage Jacksonville’s residents to get out and enjoy them.  More Info

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  • PalmBeach ChapterVolunteer Event: Native Plant Demo Garden Maintenance

    PalmBeach Chapter

    Volunteer Event: Native Plant Demo Garden Maintenance

    9:00 am

    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 and take home cuttings for your garden. Work parties are held on the Saturday following our monthly meetings. Drop by anytime between 9:00 am and noon to learn, socialize and enjoy brunch in the open air. Don’t forget to bring your garden tools!

  • Serenoa ChapterField Trip

    Serenoa Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    North Lido Beach

    We’ll look at both the Gulf and Bay sides of this Sarasota County park with Dr. Tonya Clayton and Karen Fraley of “Around the Bend Nature Tours”

  • Pawpaw ChapterChapter Field Trip - Kayak Paddle

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Chapter Field Trip - Kayak Paddle

    9:00 am

    Mosquito Lagoon

    We will paddle Mosquito Lagoon from JB's Fish Camp to Turtle Mound, exploring around some of the islands and side passages as time permits.  Rent a kayak at JB's or bring your own kayak or canoe. Rates for kayaks: 4 hour: single $50, double $55, triple $60

    Meet at JB's for a 9am start, or meet at Publix, Westport Center, Port Orange (corner of Williamson & Taylor Rd) at 8:15 am to carpool to JB's.

    We will be on the water no more than 4 hours.  Bring water, sunscreen, hat and appropriate clothing for sit-on top kayaks.  Lunch at JB's after the paddle.

    JB's Fish Camp kayak info

  • Ixia ChapterField Trip

    Ixia Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Jacksonville Arboretum

    Field Trip Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Time:  9:00 AM to Approximately 12:00 PM

    Field Trip Location:  Jacksonville Arboretum, 1445 Milcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Meeting Location:  Arboretum Parking Lot

    Field Trip Difficulty:  Easy

    Trail Map:  http://www.jacksonvillearboretum.org/trails/

    Field Trip Leader:  Jake Ingram, 904-635-6948

    Lunch:  Picnic sites are available at the visitors’ center overlooking the St. Johns River.  Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch, or join other Ixia members for a nearby restaurant.

    The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 120-acre property with an interesting history. From about 1944 to 1961, the Humphries Gold Mining Company operated strip mines in this area of Jacksonville. Despite its name, Humphries did not mine for gold here but for minerals to make titanium. These mining activities severely impacted soils and vegetation in parts of the Jacksonville Arboretum, but these areas are recovering. In the early 1970s as a condition to an EPA Grant for building the Arlington East treatment facility, the City of Jacksonville purchased the property as a passive recreation and open space buffer around the treatment plant. For the next 30 years, however, the property went unused and was sometimes abused by illegal dumping.

    In 2004, a group of citizens began discussions with the City to lease the property for recreational use as an arboretum. The lease was worked out, and the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens officially opened to the public in November 2008. At the time the Arboretum opened, there was a paved parking area, the Lake Loop, Jones Creek and Ravine trails. All of the trails, benches, board walks, and picnic tables in the Arboretum were built by volunteers from the community.

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  • Suncoast ChapterSeptember Field Trip; SUNDAY 9/21

    Suncoast Chapter

    September Field Trip; SUNDAY 9/21

    9:00 am

    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 in progress and will continue for the next several years.  A great place to see fall wildflowers.

    We require all participants wear long pants and close-toed shoes, preferably boots as we often encounter tall grasses and standing water. Bring cold water and sun protection, perhaps a cooler in your vehicle so you have additional water when we return to the parking area. We may be outdoors for several hours and it will be hot.

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  • SeaRocket ChapterSea Rocket Monthly Meeting

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Sea Rocket Monthly Meeting

    6:30 pm

    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 in using Florida Natives in an organized landscaping plan.

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  • Naples ChapterAnnual Potluck Picnic

    Naples Chapter

    Annual Potluck Picnic

    5:00 pm

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

    Meeting PlaceNaples 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 for 5:00-8:00pm. Please bring your own dish to share, beverage for personal consumption, reusable drink container (if desired), and a friend or two! This event is a great time to meet and reunite with native plant lovers! The Naples Preserve boardwalk will be open for you to take a stroll before dinner. Please RSVP to (239) 597-7222.

  • FNPS ChapterFNPS Board Meeting

    FNPS Chapter

    FNPS Board Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Teleconference

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

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  • LongleafPine ChapterField trip to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

    LongleafPine Chapter

    Field trip to Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park

    7:30 am

    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 fee.  Finish before noon.  Expected highlight:  outstanding display of fall wildflowers (including Liatris spicata, Agalinis tenuifolia, and Bigelowia nudata) along Perdido Bay Trail in various habitats from dry pinewoods to pitcherplant bog.  Leader:  James Burkhalter.

  • Coontie ChapterNat'l Public Lands Day

    Coontie Chapter

    Nat'l Public Lands Day

    9:00 am

    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 of urban development needs our hands and hearts to thrive. As if doing the right thing for nature were not enough, we are also rewarded by free use of this facility to do our public education and plant conservation work. Please support this park and thank the staff of the Secret Woods for hosting us so graciously all year long. Make this your annual must-do event. Invite friends, family, and wildlife groups with a desire to support nature in urban Broward.

  • Mangrove ChapterField Trip

    Mangrove Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Manasota Scrub Preserve, West

    2695 Bridge St, Englewood, FL 34223

  • Pinellas Chapter8th Annual Native Plant Landscape Tour

    Pinellas Chapter

    8th Annual Native Plant Landscape Tour

    9:00 am

    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 Plant Landscape Tour on Saturday, September 27. The tour provides an opportunity to visit private and public gardens that are aesthetically appealing, but also conserve water, provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, and are salt tolerant where necessary. There will be six sites on the tour, all but one on the water. The tour is self-guiding. Each tour goer will receive a booklet with suggested route, addresses and descriptions of tour sites. Pinellas FNPS members will be at each site to greet visitors and answer questions. Come and find inspiration for your own yard!  The landscape tour and sneak preview emphasize how to incorporate native plants in a PinellasCounty landscape. To encourage carpools and reduce traffic tour fee will be by carload: $10 pre-sale and $15 day of tour. Carpool sign-up will be available at the September 3rd program.

    Tickets will be available until Sept. 26th at these locations:

  • 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.

  • SeaRocket ChapterNative Plant Sale

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Native Plant Sale

    10:00 am

    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 in various cleanup projects, and a Native Plant Sale. The sale will be from 10AM to 3PM. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • SweetBay ChapterPark Appreciation Day at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

    SweetBay Chapter

    Park Appreciation Day at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

    1:00 pm

    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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