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Calendar for -- December 2016

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  • Magnolia ChapterChuck Hess - Fire and Ecosystem Management

    Magnolia Chapter

    Chuck Hess - Fire and Ecosystem Management

    7:00 pm

    1024 King Bldg., 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL

    Chuck Hess is currently a retired wildlife biologist. He completed his BS (1987), MS (1997), and Phd (2014) at Florida State University. He has been working and studying the red-cockaded woodpeckers of the Apalachicola National Forest since 1989 and was instrumental in the development of the translocation program for this woodpecker to other conservation lands in the southeast. His primary areas of interest are forest management and the importance of fire on the landscape, and he helps advise the Forest Service on land management issues on how to accomplish their activities in Apalachicola National Forest with minimal impact on natural communities.

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  • NatureCoast ChapterDecember Field Trip - Native Plant Holiday Mini-Workshop

    NatureCoast Chapter

    December Field Trip - Native Plant Holiday Mini-Workshop

    9:00 am

    Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

    This field trip is in conjunction with the Native Plant Holiday Mini-Workshop hosted by Nature Coast, Pinellas Suncoast, and Citrus Chapters of FNPS and Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve. 

    Native Plant Holiday Mini Workshop 
    At the Brooker Creek Preserve
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 9 am to 2 pm

    Registration is required.

    To register, please visit Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-holiday-celebration-tickets-26568804008

    Free Admission with registration, Public Invited

     Agenda

    9:00 a.m.  Florida Forests Guided HIke

     

    10:00–11:30 a.m.

    Auditorium: Intro to Plant Identification with James Stevenson of UF/IFAS Pinellas Extension


    Classroom: Using Native Plants in the Landscape, some Basics of Designing and Maintaining the Natural Landscape with Bruce Turley of Wilcox Nursery

     

    11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Lunch in the auditorium and porch: Lunch will be a potluck- bring your favorite side dish!

     

    12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Auditorium: How Roots Work with Dr. Craig Huegel – plus a hike

    Classroom: Designing Your Natural Landscape, a Hands-on Primer with Bruce Turley of Wilcox Nursery, Limit 20- bring several drawings of your yard, pencil and paper. R.S.V.P to Katy, kroberts9130@gmail.com for a space.

    Gazebo: Grapevine Wreath making with the Friends of Brooker Creek. Free to FNPS members, $15 for non-members.

    Please email field trip leader, Gail Parsons, if you plan on
    attending. gailpar1@verizon.net

  • Hernando ChapterHernando Chapter Holiday Party

    Hernando Chapter

    Hernando Chapter Holiday Party

    5:30 pm

    Private Home

    There is no public program in December, instead, the membership gets together for a evening of festivity. If you'd like to join in, join up, and email us at hcfnps@gmail.com so we can send you directions and more details. 

  • Heartland ChapterBuds 'n Suds

    Heartland Chapter

    Buds 'n Suds

    6:30 pm

    2122 US 92 West, Auburndale

    Buds 'n Suds is a meet and socialize at Brewpop Brewing in front of Wal-mart next to Subway. Come out and have a soft drink, beer, or food and socialize with other Native Plant members.

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  • Pinellas ChapterNative Plant Holiday Mini Workshop

    Pinellas Chapter

    Native Plant Holiday Mini Workshop

    9:00 am

    Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs

    Join us for a fun-filled day at Brooker Creek Preserve in cooperation with Suncoast, Nature Coast, Citrus and Heartland chapters, the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve and Pinellas County Extension. Public invited! Potluck lunch -- bring a dish to share! Click here for informational flyer.

    Free admission with registration (required). To register, please visit Eventbrite:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-holiday-celebration-tickets-26568804008

    Schedule:

    • 9 a.m. – Regular Saturday Friends' hike. Limit 20.

    • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
      Auditorium: Introduction to Plant Identification with James Stevenson including a hike
      Classroom: Using Native Plants in the Landscape, some Basics of Designing and Maintaining the Natural Landscape'' Bruce Turley Wilcox Nursery

    • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch.
      Bring a dish to share. Announcements, then mix and mingle and enjoy.

    • 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
      Auditorium: How Roots Work - Dr. Craig Huegel – hike following
      Classroom: Designing Your Natural Landscape, a Hands-on Primer (Limit 20 – to RSVP call Katy at 727-726-1455)
      Gazebo: Grape vine Wreath making with The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve – Free to participating FNPS/Friends members – $15.00 for non-members

  • Citrus ChapterFNPS Mini-Conference

    Citrus Chapter

    FNPS Mini-Conference

    9:00 am

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Florida Native Plant Society Mini-Conference, Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs.  Join the CNPS for a fun-filled day at Brooker Creek Preserve in cooperation with the Pinellas, Suncoast, Nature Coast, and Heartland chapters. Dr. Craig Huegel will talk about roots, Bruce Turley will discuss Landscape Design, and there will be hikes and a variety of other activities. A schedule of events will be posted on the Pinellas Chapter website
    (http://pinellas.fnpschapters.org/index.php?id=calendar) as they verify events and times.

     

    From Pinellas site (as of 11-5-2016):

    Join us for a fun-filled day at Brooker Creek Preserve in cooperation with Suncoast, Nature Coast, Citrus and Heartland chapters, the Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve and Pinellas County Extension. Public invited! Potluck lunch -- bring a dish to share! Click here for informational flyer.

    Free admission with registration (required). To register, please visit Eventbrite:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-holiday-celebration-tickets-26568804008

    Schedule:

    • 9 a.m. – Regular Saturday Friends' hike. Limit 20.

    • 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
      Auditorium: Introduction to Plant Identification with James Stevenson including a hike
      Classroom: Using Native Plants in the Landscape, some Basics of Designing and Maintaining the Natural Landscape'' Bruce Turley Wilcox Nursery

    • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch.
      Bring a dish to share. Announcements, then mix and mingle and enjoy.

    • 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
      Auditorium: How Roots Work - Dr. Craig Huegel – hike following
      Classroom: Designing Your Natural Landscape, a Hands-on Primer (Limit 20 – to RSVP call Katy at 727-726-1455)
      Gazebo: Grape vine Wreath making with The Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve – Free to participating FNPS/Friends members – $15.00 for non-members

  • Suncoast ChapterChristmas Get Together

    Suncoast Chapter

    Christmas Get Together

    9:00 am

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    We are celebrating the holiday with a joint event with other FNPS chapters.  Bring a covered dish and join us!

    9 AM Hike, limit 20;

    10 - 11:30 AM, Introduction to Plant Identification with James Stevenson, and Using native Plants in the Landscape with Bruce Turley, Wilcox Nursery; 

    11:30 - 12:30 AM Holiday Pot Luck lunch (Turkey and Ham provided);

    12:30 - 2 PM, How Roots Work with Craig Huegel, Designing your Natural Landscape and Grapevine Wreath Workshop;

    All events are free for members and $15 for non-members.  Registration required: www.eventbrite.com/e/native-plant-holiday-celebration-tickets-26568804008

    Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Rd, Tarpon Springs

  • Pawpaw ChapterDec field trip - Historic Tour

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Dec field trip - Historic Tour

    10:00 am

    Melbourne - botanical gardens, lunch & native nursery

    Note that due to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew this field trip changed from the original plan.

    Dec 3 (Sat) Pawpaw Chapter Field Trip to Melbourne includes:  FIT Botanical Garden Tour, Lunch at The Mansion, and buying spree at Maple Street Natives

    This early December trip to Melbourne offers a triple header fun day! 

    1.  Take a guided tour of Florida Institute of Technology’s 15 acre botanical garden through a shady hammock which abounds in palm trees once established by Dent Smith.  The main trail has been named for Dent Smith, a one time Daytona Beach resident who in 1955 founded the Palm Society. He still has palms dedicated in his name at Port Orange’s Sugar Mill Gardens.  Before leaving the gardens, we will take time to visit Melbourne’s relocated Little Red School House.

    2.  Enjoy lunch at The Mansion, a large historic Melbourne home which offers casual American cuisine, plus outdoor garden seating.(weather permitting)

    3.  Stop by Maple Street Natives to make pre-holiday plant purchases before returning home.  What great timing!  Select an item for your own weather beaten landscape and another for the Dec 12 Annual Pawpaw Chapter Native Plant Auction!

    Schedule:
    8:30 am - Carpool meets behind MacDonalds at NSB’s Walmart Center, west of I-95 on State Road 44.  (3155 State Road 44, NSB 32168)
    10:00 am - FIT Botanical Garden parking area: S. Babcock Street & W University Blvd.
    12:00 noon - Lunch at The Mansion (1218 E New Haven Blvd) Reservation for Group.
    1:30 pm - Maple Street Native Nursery (7619 Henry St) 

    Travel from NSB to FIT Botanical Gardens:      Distance - 76 mi  and Time - 1 hr 15 min
    Travel from FIT Botanical Gardens to The Mansion:   Distance  2 mi  and Time - 4 min
    Travel from The Mansion to Maple Street Natives:     Distance 5.2 mi and Time -10 min
    Travel from Maple Street Natives to NSB:    Distance 72 mi and Time - 1 hr 5 min.

    Reservations needed by Nov 21 for both the tour and the Mansion Dining.

    Contact Person: Sonya Guidry  Email: guidry.sonya@gmail.com  Cell: (386) 690-1797

  • Conradina ChapterOcean-Reef-Beach Festival

    Conradina Chapter

    Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival

    10:00 am

    Pelican Beach Park, Satellite Beach, FL

    Many members of the Conradina Chapter will be attending the Ocean Reef Beach Festival from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    Come experience the Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival! Local art vendors, marine education, live music, chowder cook-off, food vendors, beverages, sea turtle obstacle course, and more. It is suggested that locals walk or ride their bikes due to the limited on-site event parking. Additional parking and shuttle transportation will be made available at the overflow parking field across from CVS on North A1A/Desota Parkway (NE corner).

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  • Citrus ChapterChapter Meeting

    Citrus Chapter

    Chapter Meeting

    5:00 pm

    Crystal Oaks Civic Center

    This meeting will be our members annual potluck Christmas Dinner at 5 PM. Members and their guests will share their potluck dishes from 5 - 7 PM.

  • PaynesPrairie ChapterChapter BOD Planning Meeting, 5:30pm

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    Chapter BOD Planning Meeting, 5:30pm

    5:30 pm

    Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Rd., Gainesville, FL 32611

  • Coccoloba ChapterCoccoloba's Holiday Party with Fun Weaving Projects

    Coccoloba Chapter

    Coccoloba's Holiday Party with Fun Weaving Projects

    5:30 pm

    KJs Fresh Grill, 10950 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907

    Visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945 for more information and to make your reservations. 

    This is a really fun event with great food and fabulous company. 

     

  • Tarflower ChapterDick Deuerling's Boy Scout Troop

    Tarflower Chapter

    Dick Deuerling's Boy Scout Troop

    7:00 pm

    Leu Gardens

    Come join us and learn about our very own Dick Deuerling (Co-author of "Florida's Wild Edibles" book) and his legacy through some of his boy scout troops (now in their 50s and 60s). Dick Duereling is honored by Tarflower through our annual contribution to the Conservation Grant at FNPS state.

    Bring a dish (or two!). December happens to be our holiday potluck party. Socializing and mingling are encourage prior to our normal meeting schedule. 

    For more information please check out:

    tarflower.fnpschapters.org

    tarflower.fnps@gmail.com

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  • Citrus ChapterField Trip

    Citrus Chapter

    Field Trip

    9:00 am

    Citrus Scrub and Sandhill, Withlacoochee SF

    Field Trip with Vince Morris, Withlacoochee State Forest Resource Manager.  Our field trip will start from the intersection of Forest Trail 13 and Forest Trail 2 at 9:00am.  Forest Road 13 is south at the light where Kensington Ave hits Gulf to Lake / SR44, 1.5 miles west of the Walmart.  We will park by the horse trough 400 feet south of that intersection on the west side.  Vince has a 1.5 to 2 mile hike planned that will take us through scrub, sandhill, and the important ecotone between the two.   Contact Ben (352-610-6704, bfberauer@aol.com) to RSVP.

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  • PaynesPrairie ChapterCarl's Garden Workday, 9am-Noon

    PaynesPrairie Chapter

    Carl's Garden Workday, 9am-Noon

    9:00 am

    7400 SW 41st Place (at Tower Road), Gainesville, FL

    It’s that time again to spruce up Carl’s Garden at the Kanapaha Veterans Memorial Park. We could use some volunteers to help pull weeds from the walking paths and do general maintenance. Afterwards we plan to gather for a nice lunch nearby to celebrate the coming holidays.

    We'll meet at the gate on the southeast corner of the park. If the gate is open when you get there, you can drive right to the garden which is just to the west (left) of Chapman’s Pond.

    For more information about Carl’s Garden, please see “Who was Carl Miles” in the September 2005 Rhexia. We have been maintaining the Garden for 11 years now!

     

  • Magnolia ChapterField Trip

    Magnolia Chapter

    Field Trip

    5:30 pm

    St Marks National Wildlife Refuge

    Field Trip! December 10, Night Prowl in conjunction with St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge led by Scott Davis. We'll go behind the gates to see the refuge in a different light. Meet at the Visitor Center Parking lot at 5:30 p.m. Dress for the weather. We'll be riding in a covered but open wagon pulled by a truck. Call 850-925-6121 to sign up - LIMIT 25 seats.

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  • Coccoloba ChapterKoreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

    Coccoloba Chapter

    Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

    8:00 am

    Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, FL 33928

  • Magnolia ChapterWorkday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

    Magnolia Chapter

    Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

    9:00 am

    Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee

    We will meet at the shelter at Angus Gholson Nature Park, on Park Street in Chattahoochee, starting at 9:00am through 12:00pm Snacks provided! Wear outdoor or gardening clothes (long pants), appropriate shoes for terrain, hat, bugspray, etc. Bring a friend! Call Diana for additional information: 229-416-9629

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  • Conradina ChapterAnnual Holiday Wreath Making

    Conradina Chapter

    Annual Holiday Wreath Making

    6:00 pm

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

    Join us for an evening of celebrating the holiday season creating decorations made from native plants and other natural treasures. Supplies will be available but you are welcome to bring in some materials to share. NO GLUE GUNS PLEASE.

    5:30 P.M. refreshments, 6:00 P.M. wreath making.

  • Sumter ChapterMonthly Meeting

    Sumter Chapter

    Monthly Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Sumterville Community Building

    Samantha Dupree, Gopher Tortoise Conservation Biologist with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, will present "The Importance of Gopher Tortoises to the Florida Ecosystem.

    Please join us for refreshments & native plant raffle.

  • Pawpaw ChapterAnnual Pot-luck & Native Plant Auction

    Pawpaw Chapter

    Annual Pot-luck & Native Plant Auction

    6:30 pm

    Piggotte Center, South Daytona

    After a brief business meeting at 6:30 pm to elect officers for the new year, the Pawpaw Chapter will host the annual pot-luck party and native plant auction.

    This year we are asking people to bring finger-food (hors d'oeuvres, snacks, desserts) with the intention of making for an easier and simpler experience.  In addition to bringing something to share, bringing your own reusable plate is encouraged (& utensils if you want).

    All plants must be Florida natives, and should be limited to just a few of any one species.  The chapter is also purchasing some desirable plants to be included in the auction. Thanks go to Renee Luedke for volunteering to pick these up for hte chapter.

    This event is open to the public.  Invite your friends and neighbors to a great opportunity to obtain native plants at a bargain.

    Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Rd. South Daytona, FL
      This is at the corner of Big Tree Road & James Street, entrance is from James St.

     

     

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  • Magnolia ChapterWolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve Workday

    Magnolia Chapter

    Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve Workday

    9:00 am

    Corner of U.S. Hwy 84 and Wolf Creek Rd., Grady Co., GA

    Join an enthusiastic volunteer crew in caring for Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, where there are tens of millions of trout lilies and thousands of trillium.  Members of our chapter facilitated its permanent conservation in 2009 and continue to coordinate and support its care.  During workdays, we remove invasive plants throughout the property by hand-pulling, digging, weed-wrenching, and cutting and herbiciding the stems. Afterwards, if you wish, you can stay for (bring-your-own) lunch and a leisurely walk, investigating that month's changes.

    For maps, directions, and more information go to www.wolfcreektroutlilypreserve.com

  • Citrus ChapterVolunteer Work Day

    Citrus Chapter

    Volunteer Work Day

    9:00 am

    Church House Hammock

    Bring along your gardening tools. We will be cleaning up the gardens, pulling weeds, trimming (need lopers and hand tools), rakes, a broom and a few tarps to carry the debris. Don't forget your water and bug spray. (location is across the street from the Crystal River Mall on Highway 19).

  • Mangrove ChapterMonthly Meeting

    Mangrove Chapter

    Monthly Meeting

    6:00 pm

    Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

    Annual Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction

  • NatureCoast ChapterDecember Chapter Meeting - Holiday Party - Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!

    NatureCoast Chapter

    December Chapter Meeting - Holiday Party - Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!

    7:00 pm

    Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd./US 41, Land O'Lakes 34639

    Pot-luck Dinner - Bring a dish and surprise us.

    Drawing for a Florida Native Tree

    Gift Ideas for sale: books, Florida natives photos in cards, calendars and prints

  • Naples ChapterPresentations

    Naples Chapter

    Presentations

    7:00 pm

    Naples Botanical Garden - Kapnick Center

    TWO PRESENTATIONS: 1) Assessing the Economic Value of Annual Carbon Sequestration in Southwest Florida State Parks 2) Expedition Tree Core: Climate Change and the Phoenix Islands. Presenters: Savannah Grant & Alex Miranda (FGCU) Feel free to bring snacks to share at 6:30pm.

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  • Coontie ChapterManaging Nature with Chris Leon

    Coontie Chapter

    Managing Nature with Chris Leon

    7:00 pm

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

    We invited Chris Leon of Mizell-Johnson State Park (formerly John U. Lloyd) to tell us some of the challenges of taking care of nature this State Park surrounded by urban and industrial activity and heavily visited as a recreation beach.

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  • Serenoa ChapterSerenoa Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and Gift Exchange

    Serenoa Chapter

    Serenoa Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner and Gift Exchange

    6:00 pm

    St. Andrew United Church of Christ, Sarasota

    Bring a dish to share, your own dinner plate and utensils. The Chapter will provide turkey, ice, iced tea and water. If you want to participate in our Yankee Raffle, please bring a nature-oriented present (approximately $15).

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  • SeaRocket ChapterMonthly Sea Rocket Meeting

    SeaRocket Chapter

    Monthly Sea Rocket Meeting

    6:30 pm

    Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

    Sea Rocket will be meeting with TBD to present

    As always, a feature of the Monthly Meeting, is the Plant swap. Bring in a native plant, and swap it with 
    another. It's a great way to diversify your native landscape.

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