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Beautyberry Chaptermaintaining our Native Plant Garden
maintaining our Native Plant Garden
Discovery Gardens @ The Ag Center, Tavares
Wanna learn more about native plants? Join Barbara Grigg and others from our chapter weeding, watering, planting & trimming various native plants in this demonstration garden. Our native plant section is in the southwest corner of Discovery Gardens.
The Lake County Agricultural Center is located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL
Coccoloba ChapterA Small Native Plant Installation
A Small Native Plant Installation
Three Oaks Elementary School
The Coccoloba has a few plants left over from various projects. Ms. Moorhead, the principal of Three Oaks Elementary School, has agreed to allow us to plant the selections at this time.
Pinellas ChapterPlanting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater
Plant and maintain GREEN ROOFS AND WALLS - insulation, shade, reduced noise, wildlife habitat, and creating an original and beautiful look on blank spaces: Join our group at 7 p.m. (first Wednesday, each month) at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Ln, Clearwater for talks, discussion, free refreshments, a plant auction, book sales, and meeting new and friendly people. Come and meet us!
Claudia Lewis will give this program.
See pictures of green walls from around the world.
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Tarflower ChapterVolunteer Workday
Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park
We will gather on Sunday, July 5, at the gopher tortoise buffer planting area (located at the south end of Mead Garden along the bike trail) at 9 a.m. and work until roughly 11 a.m. to install plants that were salvaged by Tarflower members on June 1.
Please bring a small hand trowel if you have one, water and a hat. We will have some shovels and a posthole digger if we need to use them. We will also do some weeding and general tidying up of the buffer area as time and tortoise activity allow. Please call Catherine Bowman (407-637-5883 or 407-761-7109) if you can come for any amount of time to assist with getting these precious plants back in the ground at their new home.
Hernando ChapterGarden Party!
Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601
Beat the summer doldrums and come to our annual July Garden Party. Members are encouraged to bring CDs, DVDs, thumb drives and slide shows or pictures of their landscaping - anything to do with native plants. It's an event where we can discuss natives in an informal setting. All are invited to participate.
We will of course have have our usual eats and drinks, so bring your favorite light dish and (non-alcohol) drink to share.
Tarflower ChapterMonthly Program: The Forest and the Trees — Florida's Natural Heritage
Monthly Program: The Forest and the Trees — Florida's Natural Heritage
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Join us in July as Dr. Bill Grey provides a review of some of Florida's common and interesting native trees, and offers a glimpse at their ecological relationships to the landscape. He will answer the perennial poser, "What kind of tree is that?" Going forward, you'll have the satisfaction of being the one in your group who knows!
Dr. Grey is a senior scientist (part-time) with the firm of Breedlove, Dennis and Associates, Inc., in Winter Park, Florida, and has specialized in plant taxonomy, plant ecology, wetlands ecology, marine and estuarine ecology, and threatened and endangered plants. Dr. Grey previously served as a marine biologist with the Florida Department of Natural Resources in the 1970s, conducting research on anadromous fish, seagrasses, coastal vegetation and red tide. Dr. Grey also served as an adjunct professor with the Department of Environmental Studies at Rollins College for 18 years, teaching courses in field botany, ecology and environmental analysis. He has recently retired from that service, and now spends a good portion of his time writing, biking and kayaking some of Florida’s waterways.
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Pinellas ChapterThe Florida House Institute
The Florida House Institute
This field trip is being organized by Candy Arnold
To RSVP, email Candy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tarflower ChapterMonthly Field Trip: Native Trees Up Close
Monthly Field Trip: Native Trees Up Close
Hickory Bluff Preserve
We will meet our guide, Dr. Bill Grey, for orientation at 8 a.m. at the RaceTrac gas station located at the corner of SR 46 and East Lake Mary Blvd. (east of Sanford)
. The address is 4115 FL-46, Sanford, FL 32771 (MAP
You can get to the RaceTrac either by going through Sanford or by crossing Lake Jessup on SR 417 (toll road), then turning right on SR 427, then right onto East Lake Mary Blvd. at the first traffic light. East Lake Mary Blvd. continues across SR 46 and becomes SR 415.
After introductions at the RaceTrac, we will head north on SR 415 into Osteen, where we turn east onto Maytown Rd. (Note: This road does not quite meet SR 415, so check your online map to see how to make a sharp right turn onto New Smyrna Blvd. and then a quick left onto Maytown Rd.) Then we will go two or three miles to Guise Road. Turn right and you will soon see the Preserve parking lot.
Ixia ChapterNative Park TLC Saturday
Native Park TLC Saturday
3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL
This year we celebration the 5th anniversary of Ixia's adoption of Native Park. Please join us in maintaining this beautiful park.
Volunteering is a great way to learn about native plants that grow in our area, to get exercise, and to help all the pollinators that depend on these plants to survive. Did you know that a world without pollinators would be a world without apples, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate (oh no!), almonds, melons, peaches or pumpkins?
Please join us for TLC Saturday at Native Park on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 8:30-11:30 or so. The remaining 2015 schedule for your calendar is:
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 email@example.com
Pawpaw ChapterSpruce Creek paddle
Spruce Creek paddle
The July field trip will be a paddle along upper Spruce Creek with options afterwards for a tour of the Gamble Place. Participants can also enjoy their picnic lunch at Cracker Creek picnic pavilion.
Meet: 9:00 AM at Cracker Creek
1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange.
Bring your own paddlecraft or rent a canoe or kayak at our departure point Cracker Creek. Two hour rental rates:
Single kayak - $24
Double kayaks - $36
Canoe - $36;
Single Hydrobike - $30
Tandem Hydrobike- $40
After the paddle trip, Cracker Creek's owner will arrange a tour of the historic (late 1800's) Gamble Place and the charming Black Forest Cottage built in 1938 to entertain young Gamble heirs. Tour fee: Adults $6; Seniors $5.
Field Trip Contact: Sonya Guidry
Cell: (386) 690-1797
FNPS ChapterFNPS Board and Council workshop
FNPS Board and Council workshop
To Be Announced
This workshop may be Saturday July 11th from 9 am-5 pm. Details and location will be sent via email to interested FNPS Board and Council Members. Please contact the President.
NatureCoast ChapterTroy Springer’s Yard Tour
Troy Springer’s Yard Tour
Troy Springer Residence, 13831 Hwy 92 E., Dover, FL 33527
Troy Springer gave an inspiring talk to our chapter in March on landscaping with native plants, and we all saw several slides of his beautiful garden. Now we are going to have the opportunity to visit his garden personally, and learn about his failures and successes and his methods to maintain his garden.
Troy started a landscape business while he was a student at USF and later realized that his yards were harming wildlife. He learned about native plants, opened Springer Environmental Services in 2005, and has been active in the Suncoast Chapter since then.
Directions: Troy’s address is 13831 Hwy 92 E., Dover, FL 33527. Since it is only about a 30 minute drive to Troy’s residence from our usual carpool location, everyone will need to arrange their own carpool with members from their neighborhood. To get to Troy’s take either I75 or the Suncoast Pkwy. south to I-4 E (toward Orlando). If taking the Suncoast Pkwy., you will need to take I275 to Rt. 4. Exit at McIntosh Rd, #14, and then take a left on U.S.92/SR600 and go for about 2.5 miles E. Troy’s is on the right hand side of Hwy 92 and the next driveway past Hidden Hilltop Rd. (blue sign).
Pawpaw ChapterJuly meeting program - Natural & Safe Gardening
July meeting program - Natural & Safe Gardening
Piggotte Center, SOuth Daytona
Kevin Bagwell of Full Moon Natives (& Pawpaw Member) will present "Natural and safe solutions for your yard & garden".
The Pawpaw Chapter meets the Second Monday of each month at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Rd (enter from St. James St.), South Daytona. The public is always welcome.
Doors open 6:30 pm, Program at 7pm, followed by the business meeting.
Click here for meeting location info and map.
Coccoloba ChapterSchinus on my Sweet Shaggytuft and My Other Plants, Too!
Schinus on my Sweet Shaggytuft and My Other Plants, Too!
Page Field Base Operations, Fort Myers
Dr. Jim Burch is back to explain and discuss that miserable scourge in our lives, Schinus, or Brazilian pepper. Jim has tremendous experience with this at Big Cypress Preserve and also as a member and past president of Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. This will be an extremely educataional experience.
NatureCoast ChapterPropagation Techniques: Panel Discussion
Propagation Techniques: Panel Discussion
Land O Lakes Community Center,
· Wonder if those seedlings are weeds or your precious native plants making babies?
· Want to know how you can maximize the germination rate of native plant seeds or clippings?
· Your natives have multiplied and you want to share your bounty - what is the best way to transplant them?
· Learn some techniques and tips from Chapter members who are native plant gardeners and nursery owners.
Suncoast ChapterJoint Meeting of Audubon, Sierra & SNPS
Joint Meeting of Audubon, Sierra & SNPS
Nature's Classroom, 13100 Verges Rd, Thonotosassa, FL
Joint Meeting Tampa Audubon Society - Suncoast Native Plant Society - Sierra Club Hosted by Tampa Audubon July 11, 2012
4 pm PM Tour of Nature's Classroom
5:30 Social Hour
6 PM Potluck Dinner
7 PM Speaker: Shari Blisset-Clark from Bat Belfrys
PineLily ChapterPUBLIC MEETING: The Shingle Creek Regional Trail Public Information Meeting
PUBLIC MEETING: The Shingle Creek Regional Trail Public Information Meeting
City of Kissimmee, City Hall
In lieu of our formal Pine Lily meeting, members and guests are encouraged to attend this Osceola County public meeting.
The Shingle Creek Regional Trail Public Information Meeting
6 PM to 7:30 PM
City of Kissimmee, City Hall
101 N. Church Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
A formal presentation on the project will be made at 6:30 PM by the design team members. City of Kissimmee, Osceola County and design team leaders will be on hand to answer questions before and after the presentation. Maps and drawings will be displayed.
link to the PROJECT UPDATE (MAP INCLUDED) that is posted on the City of Kissimmee website: http://www.kissimmee.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=3951
SeaRocket ChapterEnchanted Forest Garden Workday
Enchanted Forest Garden Workday
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville
Enchanted Forest Garden Workday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This is the time volunteers spend identifing weeds, and exstacting them, trimming spent growth, and seasonally collecting seed for later propigation.
Suncoast ChapterNative Plant Nursery Buying Trip
Native Plant Nursery Buying Trip
Green Isle Gardens Nursery, 11303 Florida 33, Groveland, FL
Once a year, in the heat of summer, we take a trip to a native plant nursery to see what they are offering for sale. This year, we are going to the Green Isle Gardens in Groveland.
Our trip would not be complete without a stop at the Red Wing Restaurant, just up the road from the nursery. Native plants and food, how else would you want to spend a summer day?
Beautyberry ChapterProgram Meeting -- Lake Apopka's North Shore
Program Meeting -- Lake Apopka's North Shore
Trout Lake nature Center, Eustis
Learn all about the ecologically rich Lake Apopka North Shore, Its History, Role in Water Quality and Its Eco-Tourism Assets: Birds, Native Plants, and Trails with Rosi Mulholland, the St. John's River Water mansgement District Land Management Specialist responsible for the Districts North Shore restoration area.
Program begins at 2:30 but come at 2 pm for plant exchange, refreshements, library & social time
Council ChapterMonthly Council Meeting
Monthly Council Meeting
Monthly online Council meetings are for Chapter Representatives due to limited GoToMeeting seating capacity. Representatives will receive an email invitation with a connection link (or alternative call-in phone number & code) prior to the meeting. If you would like to attend but are not on the Society Contacts list as a Chapter Representative, contact Council Chair, Dave Feagles at FeaglesD@MSN.com.
SeaOats ChapterBeach Plants
St Aug Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A S, SAB
Eric Powell will present a workshop on beach plants. Plant raffle, refreshments, etc. Beach walk Saturday am as follow-up.
SeaRocket ChapterNo General Membership Meeting
No General Membership Meeting
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville
Sea Rocket takes a break over July and August. There are no schedules meeting during these months. We'll be back in September.
LongleafPine ChapterField Trip to Bay Bluffs Park, Pensacola
Field Trip to Bay Bluffs Park, Pensacola
Meet 7:30 AM in north parking lot of Bay Bluffs Park, Pensacola (east side of Scenic Hwy at intersection with Summit Blvd). We will hike the much-acclaimed famous boardwalk nature trail to observe and appreciate the many native species of trees and shrubs which grow in this mesic to xeric scenic bluffs system situated above the west shore of Escambia Bay. Expected highlights: many outstanding examples of live oak (Quercus virginiana), serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), and sand pine (Pinus clausa). Easy hiking (but there are hundreds of stair steps to climb and descend). Finish by noon. Leader: James R. Burkhalter.
SeaOats ChapterMonthly Plant Walk: Beach Plants
Monthly Plant Walk: Beach Plants
St Aug Beach, intersection Pope Rd & Beach Blvd
As follow up to the program on beach plants, Eric Powell will lead a beach plant walk. Approx 1 hour, extendable if there's interest.
St Aug Beach parking lot at Pope Rd and A1A-Beach Blvd (at traffic light). Additional parking available at Pier parking lot.
Mangrove ChapterField Trip
Circus Hammock, 4572 17th St, Sarasota, FL
Council ChapterCouncil Meeting (Sunday Eve)
Council Meeting (Sunday Eve)
Hello every one,
Apologies for the short notice on this meeting. I've had a bit of trouble with the FNPS.org page and couldn't get our email list until this morning. We are having a FNPS Board meeting on Thursday this week and I expect to have some news for you. I have arranged for the August meeting to have no conflicts so we can get down to business with out reps being pulled off to other responsibilities. So the purpose of the meetings is informational and to get us primed for what we will do in august. We are going to have a training session in the AM in August and I'd love to hear your ideas about what else you would like for training. In other words the information will be going both ways. I'll catch you up and you tell me what to do. I haven't prepared an agenda because mostly this is just to get us thinking about August and share some idea or concerns.
Login to the FNPS Forum > Council > Meetings, for GoToMeeting connection details or email Dave Feagles or any Rep.
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