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Calendar for -- April 2015

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  • Pinellas ChapterAdopt-A-Pond

    Pinellas Chapter

    Adopt-A-Pond

    7:00 am

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

    The Pinellas County Adopt-A-Pond program partners with citizens in unincorporated areas of the County to increase the functionality of their stormwater ponds to achieve benefits such as: improved water quality, habitat restoration, drainage improvement, flood protection, and increased environmental stewardship. Participants in the Adopt-A-Pond program will work together to improve their communities by designing, implementing, and maintaining a 5-year plan for their stormwater ponds. Activities can include invasive plant removal, native plantings, pond cleanup events, and neighborhood outreach and education.

    Presentation by Melissa Harrison, an environmental specialist with Pinellas County's Department of Environment & Infrastructure

    For more information about the Pinellas County Adopt-A-Pond program, visit these links:

  • 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

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  • SweetBay ChapterPresentation: Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Florida Panhandle by Scott Davis

    SweetBay Chapter

    Presentation: Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Florida Panhandle by Scott Davis

    5:30 pm

    Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

    Join us as Scott Davis discusses "Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Florida Panhandle".

    A short business meeting will follow.

  • Magnolia ChapterProgram: Brian Pelc, The Nature Conservancy in North Florida

    Magnolia Chapter

    Program: Brian Pelc, The Nature Conservancy in North Florida

    7:00 pm

    Room 1024, King Bldg., FSU campus

    Brian Pelc, Restoration Project Manager for the North Florida Program of The Nature Conservancy, will discuss The Nature Conservancy in North Florida:  bringing science based solutions to conservation issues for over 30 years. 

    The conservancy stepped into the conservation environment along the Apalachicola River because of the high biodiversity, rare steep head ravines and a chance to save the imperiled Torreya tree. Just as many other ecological soap operas tend to unfold, the North Florida story seemed simple at the outset, but has led to various sub-plots involving state and federal partnerships, upland groundcover and canopy research, thousands of acres of restoration and innovations that have directly influenced one of the largest conceived habitat restoration efforts in the world.  Join Brian Pelc, Restoration Project Manager for the North Florida Program for this brief review of the Conservancy’s past work in the region and current efforts to raise money and coordinate partners in regional efforts to control invasive species, restore longleaf pine ecosystems and better manage the conservation gems of the panhandle.

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  • PaynesPrairie ChapterSpring Native Plant Sale, 4:30-6:30pm

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    Spring Native Plant Sale, 4:30-6:30pm

    4:30 pm

    Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

    Spring Native Plant Sale

    Friday, April 3, 4:30-6:30pm
    Exclusive Members Only Sale
    (memberships available at the gate)

    Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-12:30pm
    Open to the public

    Lots of native plants to choose from. Over a dozen native plant vendors, some of which do not routinely sell to the public. Proceeds help the Friends of Nature Parks.

    • Guided Wildflower Walk
    • Free Plant Advice
    • Live Music
    • Hands-free shopping with Park-A-Plant

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

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    Spring Native Plant Sale, 8:30am - 12:30pm

    8:30 am

    Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

    Spring Native Plant Sale

    Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-12:30pm
    Open to the public

    Lots of native plants to choose from. Over a dozen native plant vendors, some of which do not routinely sell to the public. Proceeds help the Friends of Nature Parks.

    • Guided Wildflower Walk
    • Free Plant Advice
    • Live Music
    • Hands-free shopping with Park-A-Plant

  • Beautyberry ChapterProgram Meeting: Ten Easy Wildflowers

    Beautyberry Chapter

    Program Meeting: Ten Easy Wildflowers

    10:00 am

    Cooper Memorial Library, Clermont


    Ten Easy Wildflowers will be the topic of the next Florida Native Plant Society program in Clermont on Saturday, April 4th at 10 am, Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, just off Hancock Rd about 1/2 mi North of SR-50.  Our speaker will be Nancy Bissett from The Natives native plant nursery in Davenport.  Nancy is not only an avid horticulturalist, but also one of the leading authorities on scrub and sandhill plant communities, exactly the kinds of plants that grow well on our sandy hills here in and around Clermont, and it is wildflowers from those plant communities that will be the primary focus of her talk. 

    Be sure to bring a pen & notebook for this fast paced information packed program so you can be sure to keep track of which of these beautiful flowers should do well in your yard and how to be successful with them.  Sponsored by the Lake Beautyberry Chapter of FNPS, this program is free and open to the public.  Older children are welcome to listen and learn.  Come and take home a free native plant -- if you win one of our door prizes.   Door prizes will be some of Nancy's Ten Easy Wildflowers.   Any questions?  call Jon 407-448-6195 or Jim 407-952-1026 or email FieldTrip@isp.com.

  • Tarflower ChapterMonthly Volunteer Workday

    Tarflower Chapter

    Monthly Volunteer Workday

    10:00 am

    Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

    Let's grow some plants and get ready for the September Master Gardeners Plant Sale!
     
         Come join other Tarflower volunteers at Mead Garden in the Florida Naturalist Garden by the Discovery Barn to dig up seedlings of natives that have germinated all over the planted areas and paths. The  Chapter will furnish compost (thank you, Amanda Martin) and clean builder sand (thank you, Jim Erwin) to mix with it, as a well drained growing medium for the seedlings. We will also have some 4-inch and 1-gallon pots, but if you have some 4-inch, please bring them. Those who are willing can then take plants home and watch them grow until September!
         There will be folks with horticultural experience who can answer questions and suggest the best ways to care for your plants. This is a great opportunity to spend just a little time beautifying this garden while saving many seedlings and grow plants for the fall fundraiser.
         We will plan to start at 10:00 a.m. and work till around noon. Come join the fun! Bring a small spade or two if you have them, some water, and maybe a snack. 

     

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  • Hernando ChapterMonthly Program: Prescribed Fire and the Flowers that Follow

    Hernando Chapter

    Monthly Program: Prescribed Fire and the Flowers that Follow

    6:30 pm

    Chinsegut Hill, Brooksville

    Vince Morris' talk will focus on the ecological benefits of fire and the many native wildflowers that spring forth after prescribed fires in the forest. Vince is the ecology unit leader for the Withlacoochee State Forest of the Florida Forestry Service, and has had great success in bringing back the red-cockaded woodpecker populations to the Withlacoochee State Forest. The woodpeckers are an umbrella species in the forest, and efforts to restore the species have benefited many other plants and animals. 
     
    We will meet at 6:30 PM at Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd., Brooksville, FL., 34601. A map to the location can be found at www.hcfnps.org

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  • Coontie ChapterFlower Dude Does Digital: A Wildflower Bouquet

    Coontie Chapter

    Flower Dude Does Digital: A Wildflower Bouquet

    7:00 pm

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

    Chuck McCartney recounts his journey to digital photography with a wildflower slideshow, a bouquet, and his alway-illuminating plant commentary.

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  • PineLily ChapterCentral Florida Native Plant Sale

    PineLily Chapter

    Central Florida Native Plant Sale

    4:00 pm

    1901 Chief Osceola Trl Kissimmee, Florida

    Create Real Florida Gardens

    More than 1000 native plants will be available.  2 Big Days, Friday 4-7p Saturday 8a-1p.

    Osceola Heritage Park

    Popular plants sell out quickly.  Don't be disappointed. For best selection, come at 4pm Friday.

    For the third year, FNPS Chapter Sponsors:  Conradina, Cuplet Fern, Pine Lily, Tarflower

  • Tarflower ChapterCentral Florida Native Plant Sale

    Tarflower Chapter

    Central Florida Native Plant Sale

    4:00 pm

    Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee

    Where: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee
    When: Friday, April 10, 4–7 p.m.
              Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Visit www.facebook.com/CentralFloridaNativePlantSale for more information. 

    Volunteers are needed! Friday's schedule is:

    • Move plants into sale position 1 (2–4 p.m.)
    • Sell plants (4–7 p.m)
    • Move plants into sale position 2 for Saturday (7–8 p.m.)

     To get there, check online maps for the Osceola County Fair or Heritage Park. It is right off U.S. Hwy 192, although I prefer the Boggy Creek back way. The entrance is from Bill Beck Blvd. Tell the gate keeper you are there to help with the plant sale. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Tarflower meeting on April 4, and if you forget to sign up, just show up.

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  • PineLily Chapter3rd Annual Central Florida Native Plant Sale

    PineLily Chapter

    3rd Annual Central Florida Native Plant Sale

    8:00 am

    1901 Chief Osceola Trl Kissimmee, Florida

    More than 1000 native plants will be available.  2 Big Days, Friday 4-7p Saturday 8a-1p.

    Osceola Heritage Park

    Popular plants sell out quickly.  Don't be disappointed. For best selection, come at 4pm Friday.

    For the third year, FNPS Chapter Sponsors:  Conradina, Cuplet Fern, Pine Lily, Tarflower

    Create Real Florida Gardens

     

  • 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.   

     

    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.

    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: 

    May 9

    June 13

    July 11

    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 sallysteinauer@bellsouth.net

     

  • Serenoa ChapterPlant Sale - NOTE DATE CHANGE (prev. listed for 4/4)

    Serenoa Chapter

    Plant Sale - NOTE DATE CHANGE (prev. listed for 4/4)

    9:00 am

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

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • 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.

  • Tarflower ChapterCentral Florida Native Plant Sale

    Tarflower Chapter

    Central Florida Native Plant Sale

    9:00 am

    Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee

    Where: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee
    When: Friday, April 10, 4–7 p.m.
              Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Visit www.facebook.com/CentralFloridaNativePlantSale for more information.

    Volunteers are needed! Friday's schedule is:

    • Final set up to be ready to sell, just as we do at Leu Gardens (7–8a.m.)
    • Sell plants (8a.m.–2p.m.) 

     To get there, check online maps for the Osceola County Fair or Heritage Park. It is right off U.S. Hwy 192, although I prefer the Boggy Creek back way. The entrance is from Bill Beck Blvd. Tell the gate keeper you are there to help with the plant sale. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Tarflower meeting on April 4, and if you forget to sign up, just show up.

  • Tarflower ChapterGarden Tour with Orange Audubon Society

    Tarflower Chapter

    Garden Tour with Orange Audubon Society

    9:00 am

    Central Florida

      In lieu of a field trip, Tarflower Chapter has partnered with Orange Audubon Society and Cuplet Fern Chapter to offer a Florida Native Plant and Wildlife-Friendly Yard Tour on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour allows those interested to see examples of yards that use Florida native plants, are wildlife friendly and are attractive. Tickets are $5.00 per person for your own self-paced tour of a do-able loop from Winter Park to South Orlando. The tour map and information on the individual landscapes will be available to ticket purchasers a week before the event. Tickets are available for purchase online using PayPal at the OAS website (www.orangeaudubonfl.org). Tickets will also be available at Orange Audubon, Tarflower and Cuplet Fern meetings, at select nurseries (Palmer's Garden & Goods, Palmer Feed Store, Blodgett Gardens and Nursery and
    Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter), and at Wild Birds Unlimited.
         If you are trying to learn more about making your yard wildlife friendly and beautifully native, mark this on your calendars. For questions, contact Deborah Green at sabalpress@mac.com or 407-637-2525.

  • Coontie ChapterChapter & Friends Plant Sale

    Coontie Chapter

    Chapter & Friends Plant Sale

    9:00 am

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

    We will make a special trip to the nurseries south of Miami to bring you the best Broward native plants we can find. Seed of Broward species, newspaper pot-makers, and wildflower guides will also be for sale. A chance to find species that rarely or never appear for sale locally. Sale 9am - 1pm.

    A variety of native plant nurseries and vendors will be displaying and selling plants native to south Florida.

  • Magnolia ChapterForaging Walk led by Scott Davis

    Magnolia Chapter

    Foraging Walk led by Scott Davis

    10:00 am

    2500 S Pedrick Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32317

    Greetings Magnolians! April’s warmer weather brings out the green in the landscape, allowing us to finally look at what has been slumbering all winter. Typically, our trips have taken us out to remote locations to catch a glimpse of rare plants, but this time we’re switching it up!

    Scott will be giving one of his interpretive foraging walks for us in Tallahassee’s Piney Z trail, and will show us the nutritious and medicinal gems that are often overlooked. Many of the plants that commonly grow in ruderal sites near suburbs and city parks are often the most beneficial and nourishing. In fact, a number of these plants can be found in your back yard for tasting!

    We will be meeting at the trail parking area at 10am, then hiking the trail around the lake. The hike should last around 3-4 hours.

    Directions from Mahan Dr (US 90) heading East in Tallahassee: Turn right onto Buck Lake Rd. and follow it for 2 miles. Take a right onto S Pedrick Rd and take it all the way (you will pass through one roundabout) until it dead ends at J.R. Alford Greenway. The address is 2500 S Pedrick Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32317

    There is a small bathroom in the parking area.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Scott:

    Kara Driscoll: k.dreamflow@gmail.com, 239-249-2340

    Scott Davis: torreyatrekker@gmail.com, 954-292-3099

     

  • Cocoplum ChapterEarthday @ ESC and Native Plant Sale

    Cocoplum Chapter

    Earthday @ ESC and Native Plant Sale

    10:00 am

    ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CENTER, near rear chickee

    Our chapter partners with the Environmental Studies Council for this pre-earthday event. Hours will be 10 am to 1 pm. Visit the Center's new turtle exhibit (Scuttle is almost ready for release!), as well as the wet lab, classrooms, and Joey, the alligator.  

    Plans are being made to have a selection of native wildflowers available, samples of native shrubbery to order, plus how to find information on what would work in your location.

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  • Magnolia ChapterInvasive Plant Removal Workday

    Magnolia Chapter

    Invasive Plant Removal Workday

    9:00 am

    Gholson Nature Preserve, Chattahooche

    Where:  Meet in shelter on Park Street, Chattahoochee

    Please bring:  work gloves, weeding tool, bug spray & WATER!!!

    Attire:  Protective shoes/boots, hat, layers of clothes

    Children:  accompanied by responsible guardian/parent

    Snacks:  provided!!

    Directions:  The park is tucked away in the residential area of Chattahoochee. From US 90 in downtown Chattahoochee, take Morgan Avenue south. It goes down a steep hill and makes a long curve, 0.8 mile. Park Street is to your right along the curve, with a sign for the nature park. Park Street, is also a steep downhill.   If you prefer to use Google map, search for Park Street, Chattahoochee, Fl.

    Contact for more information:  Diana Picklesimer, 229-416-9629diana.picklesimer@gmail.com

  • Coontie ChapterTo Spoil Island via 5-minute Boat Trip

    Coontie Chapter

    To Spoil Island via 5-minute Boat Trip

    10:00 am

    Offshore from Coconut Grove Sailing Club

    Clarington Island, is a spoil island in Biscayne Bay, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

     

    This island, just offshore from the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, is vegetated with native plants (and, of course, some exotics).  Members of the sailing club have taken an interest in it, and Susan Walcutt (CGSC and DCFNPS member) has arranged for the club to host the Dade and Broward FNPS chapters.

     

    On our visit, FNPS members will help with plant ID and suggestions for signs.  You will access the island by a quick boat ride (as many trips will be made as needed to get everyone there).  Bring lunch to enjoy in a 2-story chickee on the island after exploring.

     

    Everyone should plan on staying until after lunch – unless you plan to swim back!

    Meet: Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 S. Bayshore Dr., Miami 33133 (next to Peacock Park – walk from Bayshore toward the bay).  There is no parking inside the club.  Use metered street parking just outside the club entrance or the public garage next to the Sonesta Hotel ($5/day with a stamp from CGSC on your ticket).

    Map: Google “Coconut Grove Sailing Club” to see a map with the club and island.

    Bring/wear: Sun protection, water, lunch. In case of a few bugs, you might bring repellent.

    Difficulty: Easy

    Questions: Call Susan Walcutt 305-297-7757

     

    This trip is for FNPS members and their guests. Click "Join" in the righhand sidebar.

  • Magnolia ChapterCelebrate Earth Day

    Magnolia Chapter

    Celebrate Earth Day

    2:00 pm

    Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2 – 5 pm

    Celebrate Earth Day at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve with The Nature Conservancy. Folks should come prepared for a walking tour and some light work in the nursery sowing wiregrass seed into trays.  RSVP to Brian Pelc, bpelc@tnc.org.
     

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  • Sumter ChapterMonthly Meeting

    Sumter Chapter

    Monthly Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Sumterville Community Building

    Teresa Watkins, Water Star Specialist with the St. John's River Water Management Distric, will present "Florida Natives in Landscapes." Please join us for refreshments and plants for raffle.

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

  • Conradina ChapterMonthly Chapter Meeting

    Conradina Chapter

    Monthly Chapter Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Melbourne Library 540 E Fee Ave. Melbourne FL, 32901

    Laurilee Thompson, Founder of the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival.  

    Laurilee is a great advocate of the Indian River Lagoon and an owner of the Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant in Titusville known for fresh caught local seafood.   Laurilee will share fascinating stories of growing up near the Lagoon.  Her personal encounters should inspire us to help the Indian River Lagoon

  • Pawpaw ChapterApril Meeting - Program: On This Day, A Year in Photos

    Pawpaw Chapter

    April Meeting - Program: On This Day, A Year in Photos

    7:00 pm

    Piggottee Center, South Daytona

    Florida Master Naturalist, Pawpaw member, past chapter President and part-time nature photographer Paul Rebmann will present "On This Day, A Year in Photos"
    This visual presentation will be a chronological trip through a virtual year, with each day represented by a photograph taken on that date in one of the past 14 years. While not limited to Florida, a vast majority of the images are of the flora, fauna and natural areas of our Sunshine state.
    Paul's Wild Florida Photo website and his artist website
    Nature photo greeting cards by Paul Rebmann will be available for purchase at the meeting.
     

    NOTE: Refreshments are no longer being served at the chapter meetings.

    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 the business meeting.

    Click here for meeting location info and map.

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  • Magnolia ChapterWolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve Work Day

    Magnolia Chapter

    Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve Work Day

    9:00 am

    Wolf Creek Rd., Whigham, GA

    Come enjoy a morning activity removing exotic invasive plants or otherwise enhancing the property, with an invitation to bring-your-own-lunch and an afternoon stroll.  To join the volunteer list, please contact bethgrant@bellsouth.net.

  • Naples ChapterPresentation - Creating Bird Gardens with Native Plants

    Naples Chapter

    Presentation - Creating Bird Gardens with Native Plants

    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 April meeting to learn all about using native plants to attract birds from Monica Higgins, Naples Lakes Golf Course Assistant Superintendent. Arrive at 6:30pm to enjoy mingling and refreshments. The presentation begins at 7:00pm. The evening concludes with a native plant raffle!

  • Mangrove Chapter"bumping into Birds--How to Attract Them to Your Yard"

    Mangrove Chapter

    "bumping into Birds--How to Attract Them to Your Yard"

    7:00 pm

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

    Speaker: Kathleen Rohrer

  • NatureCoast ChapterApril Chapter Meeting: Dragonflies of West Central Florida

    NatureCoast Chapter

    April Chapter Meeting: Dragonflies of West Central Florida

    7:00 pm

    Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd (US 41), Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

    Speaker: Paul Trunk

    Program: Dragonflies of West Central Florida

     

    This talk will give you the natural history, interesting facts and identification tips for dragonflies of west central Florida.

     

    Bio:     Paul has a BS degree in Science Education from FSU. He has been a birder since he was 15 and has been watching dragonflies since 1986. He does programs on dragonflies each summer at Booker Creek Preserve.

    Contact info: (727) 430-0368

    (cell); (727) 447-4785 (home) ptrunk@gmail.com

     

  • Coccoloba ChapterChapter Meeting with Dr. billY Gunnels

    Coccoloba Chapter

    Chapter Meeting with Dr. billY Gunnels

    7:00 pm

    Page Field Base Operations, Fort Myers

    As one of the most beautiful and aesthetic species in Florida, cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) are used in urban landscaping throughout the state. In addition its visual appeal and ability to flourish in the variable conditions – droughts, floods, cold snaps, heat waves, and hurricanes – found in Florida, gardening with cabbage palms could also promote urban wildlife because of the food and nesting sites that the tree provides animals. My students and I recently completed a study that determined the types of urban wildlife that cabbage palms supported by comparing trees in urban and wild environments. Not surprisingly, palms in wild environments supported more animals than trees in urban environments. However, wild and urban palms supported a similar diversity of pollinators. Increased use of native species, such as S. palmetto, in urban landscapes appears to have positive effect on urban wildlife that can disperse, such as flying birds and insects.


    Charles Gunnels is an Associate Professor of Animal Behavior at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2007. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Scholarship, which oversees the university’s newest academic endeavor, FGCUScholars: Think • Write • Discover. His research focuses on the evolution of groups and the positive and negative interactions that emerge within aggregations. He is particularly interested in urban wildlife and the effect of urbanization on native populations.

    These sessions are open to the public.  We welcome anybody interested in learning more about native plant and native plant communities.

    Special thanks to our generous sponsor, CHNEP, for enabling us to expand our educational sessions.

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  • Council ChapterOpens Online Vote, Council Chair

    Council Chapter

    Opens Online Vote, Council Chair

    12:00 am

    Forum, Council of Chapters

    A second email to Chapter Represenatative will announce Council Elections for Chair including elections procedures and instructions. Forum voting will remain open for two weeks, until midnight April 29th.

    Only Chapter Represenatives are allowed to vote for Council leadership. Please read the Council Standard Operating Procedures on the Council website, council.fnpschapters.org under "How To" and/or in the election emails to Chapter Representatives.

  • TheVillages ChapterNative Plant Nursery Field Trip

    TheVillages Chapter

    Native Plant Nursery Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Green Isle Gardens

    Native Plant Nursery – Green Isle Gardens

     

     

    All workshops and field trips are limited to paid FNPS members; Seats are limited; We will attempt to schedule at least 2 sessions for each event to accommodate as many as possible.  Sign-up sheets will be at our regular meeting.

    Become a FNPS - Florida Native Plant Society - member.

  • Suncoast ChapterAnne Cox _FNPS President

    Suncoast Chapter

    Anne Cox _FNPS President

    7:00 pm

    Hillsborough County Extension, 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner.

    Florida native plants are the lifeblood of our environment. Without viable native plant populations, our native wildlife will not survive, and our state would be more susceptible to harmful invasives. While growing native plants is fun, and great for the environment, there is so much to be done. Come find out how you can join and support the FNPS Mission!

    Anne Cox, President of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) will speak at the April 15th meeting of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. She will discuss the many activities and initiatives that the state organization supports to fulfill its mission to promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plant communities of Florida.  Members and non-members of FNPS should attend this meeting to learn more about the Florida Native Plant society's role as a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to preserving Florida's native plant legacy through science, education and grassroots advocacy.

    Anne, President of FNPS since 2014, will discuss various ways the society fulfills its mission through support for conservation, land management, education, public policy, research, and friendly landscaping practices that preserve Florida's native plant heritage. She will talk about the ongoing practices and current initiatives of FNPS state-level committees and council of chapters in those areas.  

    Anne will also give us a preview of the upcoming 35th Annual Conference, "Born to Burn: Conservation, Preservation, Restoration on Public & Private Land, May 28-31 in Tallahassee, Florida.

    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

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  • Ixia ChapterGeneral Meeting

    Ixia Chapter

    General Meeting

    6:30 pm

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

    Guest Speaker: Jonathan Brainard, Education Chair, Suwannee - St. Johns Sierra Club. Board Member, Rainbow River Conservation, Inc. Volunteer, Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon, FL

     

    Jon Brainard is a life long Florida resident, having grown up in Orange County, Florida.  After getting his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, he began his teaching career in Brooksville, Florida.  After a few years, including working towards his Master’s degree, he returned to Orange County to continue his 37 year career, teaching exceptional education, science, and gifted studies. Upon retirement, the Dunnellon area caught his eye and he moved near Rainbow Springs.  As education chair for the Suwanee-St. Johns Sierra Club, he has developed a presentation that focuses on the value of and issues in conservation.

     

    Jon believes that as citizens of Florida, we owe it to the present and our children to become well informed on current issues in conservation.  His presentation will cover seven important issues that the Sierra Club is focusing on and that affect all us. The topics include the value of trees to climate change and spring/water issues.  Together we can make a difference in moving Florida forward environmentally.

     

     

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  • Suncoast ChapterFIELDTRIP

    Suncoast Chapter

    FIELDTRIP

    8:30 am

    DUETTE PRESERVE

    Most likely we will meet at the Duette Preserve Ranger's Statuib, 2649 Rawls Road, Myakka City, FL
     
    At over 21,000 acres, the Duette Preserve is the largest Preserve in the County system. It is located in the eastern part of the County and contains the headwaters of Manatee River. It is a well manged property with lots of native plants and wildlife, but because it is a open to hunting during different parts of the year, it is difficult to work in a fieldtrip to this location, so you will not want to miss this one. 
     
    Duette is host to many of the native plant communities of Manatee County, providing protection and preservation of pine flatwoods, hardwood swamps, xeric oak scrub, depression marsh, and vast dry prairie. We are working with preserve management to have access to areas that are deep in the Preserve, so stay tuned for additional details as we firm up our itinerary. 
     
    Be sure to bring water, hat, sunscreen, snack,long pants and boots.  Prepare to be out for several hours.

  • Pinellas ChapterSpring Native Plant Festival

    Pinellas Chapter

    Spring Native Plant Festival

    9:00 am

    Wilcox Nursery & Landscape, 12501 Indian Rocks Road, Largo

    Print this flyer - Invite your friends!

    Informative talks, specialty vendors, and a native plant hike at Bonner Park will be features of our spring festival. Come out and celebrate the season! 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Speaker schedule:

    • 9 a.m. -- Bruce Turley on "The Basics of Natural Landscape Design"
    • 10 a.m. -- Craig Huegel on "Native Florida Plants for Shady Landscapes"
    • 11 a.m. -- Native Plant hike to Bonner Park, led by Greg Coston
    • noon -- Katy Roberts on "Native Plants are for the Birds"
    • 1 p.m. -- Darcey Phillips on "Maintaining the Natural Look in Your Landscape"

    Confirmed vendors:

    • 'The Earth Friendly Nook', Cindy Stiles 
    • Hawthorn Hill Wildflowers, Craig Huegel (new book! and plants)
    • Wild Birds Unlimited, Carl and Karen Albritton 
    • Tower Garden, Linda Bock 
    • Bee Branch Creek Apiaries, Tom Stephan 
    • Hawaiian Orchids, Ed Alex 
     

    Sales at Wilcox Nursery during the festival will benefit the Pinellas Chapter. FNPS members receive a 10% discount every day at the nursery... Join FNPS and save $$$!

  • Ixia ChapterField Trip: Woodland gardens of Faith & George Barbour

    Ixia Chapter

    Field Trip: Woodland gardens of Faith & George Barbour

    9:00 am

    11929 Sunowa Springs Trails, Bryceville, FL

    Ixia Field Trip Saturday  April 18, 2015:  Woodland gardens at the home of Ixia members Faith and George Barbour. 11929 Sunowa Springs Trails, Bryceville, FL.

    Car Pool meet-up spot:  Since on-site parking is in short supply, it’s best to car pool.  Meet at the Lowes “big-box” store at I-10 and Cassat Ave and plan to leave there at 8:45 a.m. and caravan.  For you independent spirits, plan to meet at the Barbour's by 9:00 a.m.

    Jake’s cell # 635-6948.  Barbour phone #219-3350

    Directions:

    From I-10, take 295 North to US 1 (New Kings). Right (North) 2.2 miles to Dunn Ave at blinking light. Left (West), dead ends into Old Kings Rd. Right (North) to Plummer. Left (West) 6.3 miles to Sunowa Springs Trails. Right .8 miles to 11929 on the right. 

    From I-95 North, take 295 South to Dunn Ave. West (Right), dead ends into US 1 (New Kings Rd.). Left and then right at Dunn again at blinking light. Follow directions above after that.

    This from the Barbours: An “Ixia” sign will be posted at Sunowa and at the mail box. Parking would be best after the mailbox on the grass and walk down driveway. You can’t see the house from the road. Obviously cars can drive down the drive, but it could be tricky turning around with a number of cars in that area so road parking is best.

    We will set up some outdoor seating for lunch and you are welcome indoors if the bugs or heat are too bad. We’ll have snacks and drinks available. No house rules that I’ve been told about so anything goes! We live in the wet lands (swamp), so dress accordingly. 

    And this from Jake:  According to those in the know, this trip will blow the socks off of all the others.  George and Faith are the ultimate naturalists who live the life and walk the walk.  Their home has been described as a natural history museum and the lands around it the mad professor’s La-Bor-a-Tre. Their combined knowledge of the natural world is astonishing and they are eager to share. There’s no question that this will be a mind-blowing and learning experience. A brown-bag lunch would be a great opportunity for more camaraderie!     

     

  • Hernando ChapterBoat Springs Field Trip

    Hernando Chapter

    Boat Springs Field Trip

    9:30 am

    Aripeka

    The property has a mosaic of unusual physical features including springs, a spring run, a natural sand ridge, freshwater swamps, and the saltwater estuary of Hammock Creek. The Hernando Chapter will join the Nature Coast Chapter to explore this recent acquisition by the SWFWMD to expand conservation the Weeki Wachee Preserve. The springs are part of the Hammock Creek system, a second-magnitude system. It includes Boat, Magnolia, and Aripeka 1 and 2 springs, which all flow into Hammock Creek. Stay tuned for details.  (map)

  • NatureCoast ChapterApril Field Trip: Boat Springs, Aripeka

    NatureCoast Chapter

    April Field Trip: Boat Springs, Aripeka

    9:30 am

    Boat Springs, Aripeka (see directions)

    We’ll meet at the parking lot for Aripeka Baptist Church, 18731 Aripeka Rd, about 2 miles west of US 19. From there we’ll “truckpool” to the property. We’ll walk for about 2 hours total on moderately easy terrain. We hope to be able to see the Springs and will visit the boat basin that leads to the Gulf. Chapter members, Julie Wert and Richard Stauffer, will lead our walk. As members of the Gulf Coast Conservancy, they are also a part of the group that worked for over 20 years to get this property preserved. Since this property was just acquired in December of 2014, we will be among the first groups to explore it.
     
    The property has 53 acres in Hernando County and 28 acres in Pasco County. It has a mosaic of unusual physical features including springs, a spring run, a natural sand ridge with elevations approaching 40 feet, together with freshwater swamps that support the adjoining saltwater estuary of Hammock Creek. This 80+ acre property is part of the headwaters of Hammock Creek spring system, located in Aripeka on the Gulf of Mexico at the Hernando and Pasco County line. The Hammock Creek spring system includes Boat, Magnolia, Aripeka 1 and 2 Springs which all flow into Hammock Creek that connects with the Gulf of Mexico. The acquisition property includes the spring run from Magnolia Spring District. Boat Springs will protect the water resources of the Hammock Creek spring system, link existing District ownerships and enhance the natural systems of the Weekiwachee Preserve, and as we will see, will also provide passive recreational opportunities to the public.
     
    Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray if needed, and a lunch. After the walk we will go to Julie’s beautiful native plant property for a picnic.
     
    Directions:  We’ll meet at the parking lot for Aripeka Baptist Church, 18731 Aripeka Rd, about 2 miles west of US 19. From there we’ll “truckpool” to the property.
     

  • Pawpaw ChapterApril Field Trip - Two sides of Flagler Beach

    Pawpaw Chapter

    April Field Trip - Two sides of Flagler Beach

    10:00 am

    Flagler Beach library

    Tour Flagler Beach Library native landscape; take boardwalk on intracoastal; have lunch at local restaurant, with optional visit to Kim Johnson’s native “cottage garden” after lunch.

    We will visit the newly installed native landscape at the Flagler Beach Library. It is a  community project, seeded by the dream of the library director, funded by an annual book  sale, and implemented by the cooperative efforts of a local FNPS member, a local nursery,  and a construction company’s donation of three large pieces of coquina.. Directly behind the library we will access the Betty Steflick Preserve boardwalk trail, which traverses the edge of  the intracoastal waterway. Salt-tolerant vegetation such as black mangrove, Florida privet, Christmas-berry, sea oxeye daisy, and saltwort thrive near brackish waters. The boardwalk leads to an upland trail with red cedars, live oaks, and hackberry. After the walk we will have  lunch at the Fishermen’s Net. For those who wish to add one more excursion on their way home, drive 15 minutes south to visit Kim’s native yard (14 Ocean Breeze Circle, Ormond  Beach).

    Note: This Pawpaw Chapter field trip is open to the public, and there is no charge.
    Meet: 10 a.m. at the Flagler Beach library; 315 S. 7th St (Corner of 7th & Flagler Ave)
    Carpool: Meet 9:30 a.m. at Publix, SW Corner near Wendy’s (Williamson & Granada)
    Please contact trip leader, Kim, to be included in lunch reservations
    Leader Kim Johnson: Phone: (386) 679-2095  Email: kimjohnson1940@yahoo.com
    Carpool contact: Sonya Guidry (386) 690-1797  Email: guidry.sonya@gmail.com

  • SeaRocket ChapterNative Plant sale in conjunction with Earth Day Festival

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Native Plant sale in conjunction with Earth Day Festival

    10:00 am

    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville

    Sea Rocket is having a Native Plant sale in conjunction with Earth Day Festival at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville. 

  • SweetBay ChapterBay County Earth Day

    SweetBay Chapter

    Bay County Earth Day

    10:00 am

    McKenzie Park

    Celebrate Earth Day with Bay County

    Sweetbay will have a booth and sell plants.  Volunteer opportunities available.

  • Magnolia ChapterWakulla Wildlife Festival

    Magnolia Chapter

    Wakulla Wildlife Festival

    10:00 am

    Wakulla Springs State Park

    The FNPS Magnolia and Sarracenia chapters will share a booth and could use your help with the exhibit. Contact Gail Fishman to sign up, grtener@gmail.com.
     

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  • Serenoa ChapterEarth Day Celebration

    Serenoa Chapter

    Earth Day Celebration

    10:00 am

    Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County

    10 AM – 4 PM

    Exhibits, plant sale, music, food, guided walks.

  • Council ChapterCouncil Meeting (3rd Sunday eves)

    Council Chapter

    Council Meeting (3rd Sunday eves)

    6:00 pm

    GoToMeeting Online

    Reports, information, Agenda items are due at least 5 days before Council meetings.

    A GoToMeeting link will be sent to Chapter Representatives by email prior to this meeting.
    First-time users may log into the meeting early to confirm their ability to get on and will see a prompt that the host (Council Chair) is not yet there. The GoToMeeting link will automatically prompt you to download GoToMeeting software, if you need it. Following the easy process will enable you to connect to the meeting. You will learn to see who is in attendance, who is speaking, and how to mute, then unmute your microphone when you wish to speak. All this is in the GoToMeeting sidebar.

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  • TheVillages ChapterOcala National Forest

    TheVillages Chapter

    Ocala National Forest

    12:00 am

    Ocala National Forest

    NOTE: The event is full and has been waitlisted.

    Ocala National Forest – We are going to see Sand Hill Pine and Pine Flatwood Communities.

    For a more personal experience, we are limiting this trip to 15, but still have 3 openings. A bus has been arranged to pick us up and return us to Big Cypress Recreational Center. The tour leader is Jim Buckner, an outstanding naturalist interpreter who will provide an introduction to the local pine ecosystems. The cost is $55. If you are interested reply to Georgette Gerry at gkgerry@yahoo.com.

    All workshops and field trips are limited to paid FNPS members; Seats are limited; We will attempt to schedule at least 2 sessions for each event to accommodate as many as possible.  Sign-up sheets will be at our regular meeting.

    Become a FNPS - Florida Native Plant Society - member.

  • NatureCoast ChapterApril Executive Meeting

    NatureCoast Chapter

    April Executive Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Upper Cotee Preserve

    The executive committee meeting is for members, only, but all members are welcome.

  • Heartland ChapterPresentation-Heartland Chapter

    Heartland Chapter

    Presentation-Heartland Chapter

    6:30 pm

    Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland, FL

    Speaker: Juliet Rynear

    Topic: Preserving rare natural communities of the greater Lake Wales Ridge

    Juliet Rynear is the Rare Plant Specialist at Bok Tower Gardens. Juliet has enjoyed a lifelong love of plants and our natural world.  Juliet received her Master of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management and earned a Certificate in Applied Plant Conservation from the University of Denver.  Juliet serves on the board of directors for the Florida Native Plant Society and is the Chair of the Conservation Committee. 

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  • SeaRocket ChapterSea Rocket's Monthly Meeting.

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Sea Rocket's Monthly Meeting.

    6:30 pm

    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

    General Membership Meeting - every 4th Wednesday of the Month.This month our meeting is on Earth Day. Sea Rocket will be hosting Dr Ross Hinkle on April 22, at 6:30 PM at the Enchanted Forest. Dr Hinkle will lead us in a  discussion of how Earth Day is shaping environmental stewardship and inspiring citizens to understand environmental change, and to make a difference in preserving the environment for future generations. Join us for an exploration of how Earth Day has changed the way we think of our little Island in space.

    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

    444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780

    (321) 264-5185

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  • FNPS ChapterFNPS Board Meeting

    FNPS Chapter

    FNPS Board Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Teleconference

    FNPS Teleconference Meeting. Login instructions are posted on the Forum under Board of Directors Meeting April 23, 2015.

  • Dade ChapterMonthly Meeting

    Dade Chapter

    Monthly Meeting

    7:30 pm

    Pinecrest Gardens

    Pinecrest Gardens

    11000 SW 57 Avenue (Red Road)

    Free and open to the public

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  • TheVillages ChapterMonthly Meeting

    TheVillages Chapter

    Monthly Meeting

    1:30 pm

    Big Cypress Recreation Center, The Villages

    Agenda

    Arrive up to 30 minutes early for native plant chance drawing. Also sign up for field trips. We welcome guests to come and see what our local society chapter is doing. FNPS membership forms and dues are accepted at the meeting or you can join online at www.fnps.org

    1. Welcome and chapter highlights – Steve Turnipseed - 10 minutes
    2. Comments from FNPS state president – Anne Cox – 10 minutes
    3. Presentation: The 3Ps of Landscape Design – Gail Hansen-Univ of FL - 60 minutes
    4. Drawing for native plants

    Keynote Speaker Presentation Outline

    "Want to convert your lawn into a native plant landscape, but need some ideas on how to start? This month’s featured speaker, Gail Hansen, MS, MLA, PhD, associate professor at the University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology will provide “The 3P's of Landscape Design, People, Plants and Plans.” 

    Upcoming May Meeting Presentation

    May 22th regular 4th Friday monthly meeting presentation will be by noted author and speaker, Craig Huegel. Title of his presentation will be, “Planting with a Purpose”. Plants selected for our landscapes should do more than look good, grow well, and do no harm, they should contribute to our local natural ecology. Hawthorne Hills Native Wildflower and Rare Plant Nursery

    2015 Workshops and Field Trips

    Note: All workshops and field trips are limited to paid FNPS members; Seats are limited; Sign-up sheets will be at our regular meeting.

    Workshop: Conversion of Turfgrass Lawns into Florida-Friendly Landscapes using Native Plants – This is a 3-session workshop with priority given to those who are planning to make significant landscape modifications; (Dates for next workshop TBA)

    Upcoming Field Trips

    Web page

    Thanks to the efforts of Barbara Wertz, our chapter now has a web page.http://thevillages.fnpschapters.org/

    Update on 2015 Chapter Goals

    Membership: Paid memberships 75 (target of 100 by year end)

    Residential Native Landscapes: 11 landscapes are currently in the Design Phase; 1 side yard has been converted to frog fruit. 1 front yard converted. (goal 10 conversions by year end)

    Education – Completed 1 workshop with 15 attending, 3 field trips with over 30 attending, and 2 monthly presentations (Goal: Ten regular monthly presentations; Two “how to” workshops; Six field trips)

    Visibility: Native Plants and-or FNPS have been spotlighted 4 times in The Daily Sun and 2 times in Villages-News.com. Also mention of native plants in POA newsletter and 1 plant was highlighted in the Daily Sun Home & Garden Column (Goal of 6)

    Supply: Following face-to-face meetings, two local nurseries have added a significant number of native plants to their inventory. (our chapter goal is to have 5 nurseries that carry and feature native plants and 3 that perform native plant landscape designs and installs).

    You can download a Short List of Native Plants recommended for this area.

    Exterior Spaces Garden Center on Hwy 301 across from Sherwin Williams has dedicated a feature area to natives and joined the Florida Association of Native Nurseries. They now have a nice selection of native plants that do well in our area. They also plan to host a Saturday presentation on native plants (date TBA). Exterior Spaces also performs design and installs.

    Fernview Farm has just received a limited order of native plants and will run an advertisement with sale prices. They have expressed an interest in joining FANN. Fernview can perform rough sketches, perform installs and provide maintenance.

    14978 S Us Highway 301
    Summerfield, Florida
    (352) 245-7905

    These two businesses join our three local native plant suppliers:

    Creative Garden Structures

    Shady Oaks Gather All

    Green Isle Gardens

    The following local nurseries have our recommended short list of native plants and have said that they can perform design and installs:

    Earthscapes Terrascapes

    The following nursery is capable of performing native installs when given a design from which to work.

    R&K Farms

    Please support these local businesses. Ask for native plants when visiting any nursery. Your voice and dollars are making a difference and helping us achieve our Chapter Vision: “The Villages becomes renowned for its extensive use of native plants and award winning native plant landscapes”

    Special Update on Buffer Zone Planting for Pond Banks

    Independent of, but in full alignment with our advocacy efforts, Beemans Nursery, the current contractor that maintains the floating plant mats on some of the ponds has submitted an unsolicited quotation to the golf course maintenance company, Ace golf, in The Villages to plant a native buffer zone on the golf course pond banks. Even if only a few test ponds were planted, this would be a major milestone.

    Hope to see you at the meeting on Friday.

    Regards,
    Steve Turnipseed,
    President - FNPS The Villages Chapter

     

    Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center

     

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  • Magnolia ChapterNorth Florida Wildflower Festival

    Magnolia Chapter

    North Florida Wildflower Festival

    12:00 am

    Downtown Blountstown, Florida

    Produced by the Calhoun County Chamber of Com/merce.

    Flowers * Plants * Kids Activities * Music * Lectures * Tours * Crafts

    www.facebook.com/NFLWildflowerFest

  • LongleafPine ChapterField Trip to Big Lagoon State Park, near Pensacola.

    LongleafPine Chapter

    Field Trip to Big Lagoon State Park, near Pensacola.

    7:30 am

    Meet 7;30 AM at parking lot in front of Big Lots at 400 N. Navy Blvd. or go directly to park (south of Gulf Beach Hwy at junction with Bauer Rd).  We will hike along a number of trails and boardwalks observing native spring wildflowers and other interesting plants.  Expected highlights:  Polygonella macrophylla along trail north of Long Pond and Baccharis angustifolia  at edge of brackish marsh areas.  Easy hiking.  Finish by noon.  $3.00 entrance fee.  Leader:  James R. Burkhalter.

  • Beautyberry ChapterNative Plant Sale

    Beautyberry Chapter

    Native Plant Sale

    8:00 am

    PEAR Park

    Native Plant Sale from 8 am to 2 pm.  A wide selection of native plants will be available from several vendors as well as plants grown at PEAR by PEAR Assoc. volunteers.  PEAR Park is located on the west side of  US-27 just south of Leesburg.  Enter from University Av. which leads you to the Park's back entrance & the plant sale.  Proceeds benefit PEAR Park and the Lake Beautyberry chapter.

  • Mangrove ChapterField Trip

    Mangrove Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Tucker's Grade Rd., Punta Gorda, FL

  • SeaRocket ChapterEnchanted Forest Garden Workday

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Enchanted Forest Garden Workday

    9:00 am

    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in 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.
     

  • Coontie ChapterGo Native Plant Sale

    Coontie Chapter

    Go Native Plant Sale

    9:00 am

    Fern Forest NC, 201 Lyons Rd S, Coconut Creek, FL

    A variety of native plant nurseries and vendors will be displaying and selling plants native to south Florida. Other plants said to be beneficial to butterflies and wildlife will also be sold there. Sale 9am - 1 pm.

  • Hernando ChapterNative Plant Sale at Chinsegut Hill

    Hernando Chapter

    Native Plant Sale at Chinsegut Hill

    9:00 am

    Chinsegut Hill, Brooksville

    Sponsored by the Hernando Chapter, this spring plant sale celebrates Earth Day with native plants from several vendors, information on invasive exotic plant removal, gardening tips from the master Gardeners and more!  Join us on the historic grounds of Chinsegut hill below the live oaks and magnolias for majestic views and a great slection for your spring planting.  We'll be selling plants from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; come early for the best selection. (map to Chinsegut Hill)

  • SeaOats ChapterMonthly Plant Walk

    SeaOats Chapter

    Monthly Plant Walk

    9:00 am

    Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve

    Monthly plant walk: Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve
     
    9:00 carpool or 9:30 at park.  Carpool from Publix, CR 16 at Kenton Morrison Rd (K.M. Rd side of the parking lot)
     
    Park address:  13130 Bartram Park Blvd, Jax 32258
     
    A great park with lots of plant communities that we enjoyed last fall.  Admired a lot of dried flowers then, time to see them in bloom!  Bring water, a hat, bug spray, whatever.  Bring along some lunch to cap it off together.  
     

  • Ixia ChapterNative Plant Sale

    Ixia Chapter

    Native Plant Sale

    10:00 am

    Native Park, 3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

    Mark you calendar now for the Native Plant sale on Saturday, April 25th at Native Park! 

    Native Park has been selected to participate in this year’s Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) Tour of Homes, April 25-26. The RAP Historic District is one of the largest in the Southeast and the annual tour of homes draws many visitors to the area. Proceeds from our plant sale will go directly to supporting and improving Native Park. 

    Plant sale volunteers are needed…contact Bonnie Sinatro at bsinatro@aol.com.

     

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  • Council ChapterCloses Online Vote, Council Chair

    Council Chapter

    Closes Online Vote, Council Chair

    12:00 pm

    Forum, Council of Chapters

    Forum voting for Council Chair was open for two weeks, online voting closes at midnight April 29th.

    Only Chapter Represenatives are allowed to vote for Council leadership. Please read the Council Standard Operating Procedures on the Council website, council.fnpschapters.org under "How To" and/or in the election emails to Chapter Representatives.

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