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Feb 22, '17

11:30 am

SweetBay

Meet the Palm Preserve Artist

Mary Ola Reynolds Miller Palm Preserve

Meet the artist who painted the beautiful mural at the Palm Preserve from 11:30-1:00.  Over 70 native palm trees grow on this little oasis of greenery in the midst of downtown Panama City. Nestled…

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Feb 22, '17

6:30 pm

Heartland

Heartland Chapter Meeting

Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake Road

Refreshments and social at 6:30.  Progam starts at 7:00.  NOTE this date is a Wednesday instead of our usual third Tuesday. Program Title: Pollinators and Native Plants for Pollinators.  …

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Feb 23, '17

7:00 am

SweetBay

Constitution Park Garden WorK Day

Port St. Joe

Join us for our work day where we will install a native plant garden at Constitution Convention Museum State Park in Port St. Joe off of US 98. We will caravan over from Panama City at arrive at the park…

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Feb 24, '17

10:00 am

NatureCoast

USF Forest Preserve

USF Forest Preserve, 6550 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33647

USF Forest Preserve – a university research site 6550 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33647 Friday, February 24 10AM-12 PM  A special treat to have two university faculty lead this trip into the University’s…

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Feb 24, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

Monarch Migration and Florida Milkweeds

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Scott A. Davis, Ranger   Scott Davis is a busy biologist, with Ethnobotany among his passions. He is a state board member for the Florida Native Plant Society, and president-elect for the Magnolia…

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Feb 25, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Caloosahatchee Regional Park

19130 N River Rd, Alva, FL 33920      Parking Lot #2(Rt 78)

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Feb 25, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Serenoa February Field Trip

Soldier’s Hole, Fort De Soto, Pinellas County

Led by Tom Heitzman and Richard Beaupre, we’ll explore this portion of Fort De Soto Park known for its mangroves and take a walk along Tampa Bay.

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Feb 25, '17

9:00 am

Dade

Field Trip

R Hardy Matheson Park-South Miami Dade County

with Dallas Hazelton, Miami-Dade County Parks
9:00am to Noon
Please call Patty P for additional details 
305-878-5705
 

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Feb 25, '17

9:00 am

PaynesPrairie

February Field Trip

Goethe State Forest

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Feb 25, '17

9:30 am

Coontie

Walk Big Cypress Preserve with Jimmy Lange

The Trip: Jimmy Lange, a botanist at Fairchild Gardens, is one of our favorite leaders and one of the few who enjoys identifying grasses as well as other plants. He knows this area, so based on water…

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Feb 25, '17

10:00 am

SweetBay

Field Trip: Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve

Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve

We will caravan to the Cairo, GA area for lunch.  After lunch we will drive to the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve to see the trout lilies in bloom. Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve is a 140 acre conservation…

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Feb 26, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

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

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Feb 27, '17

6:00 pm

MarionBigScrub

Monthly Meeting - Craig Huegel: "The Underground Life o

Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE County Hwy 484, Belleview, FL 34420

Craig Huegel, noted Florida gardening author, will present “The Underground Life of Plants: How Roots Work” 6:00 pm, Monday, February 27, at the Florida Native Plant Society meeting in the Belleview Public…

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Feb 28, '17

9:00 am

Citrus

Self-Guided Interpretive Walk

Citrus tract, Withlacoochee SF

Join the Citrus Native Plant Society on a self-guided interpretive walk of a portion of the Citrus tract, Withlacoochee SF soon to be changed forever. Meet at the Oak Park North trailhead parking…

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Feb 28, '17

7:15 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens 11000 S Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Lecture “South FL Bats: Importance, Distribution and Conservation”, Gisele L Colbert and Giselle Hosein, Smart Sciences Environmental Consulting

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Mar 01, '17

10:00 am

PineLily

Epcot Flower & Garden Festival FNPS Outreach

Disney World Epcot Center

March 1 through May 29, 2017 Florida Native Plant Society members are offered the chance to earn a free pass by helping with outreach for the 2017 Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival which…

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Mar 01, '17

7:00 pm

Pinellas

Spring at Torreya State Park

Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

The flora of north Florida is very different from that of the Tampa Bay area. In preparation for the chapter’s camping trip to Torreya State Park, Craig Huegel will introduce us to some of the plants…

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Mar 02, '17

9:00 am

Citrus

Field Trip

Gainesville

Carpools leave Dunnellon at 9 AM. For Florida Native Plant Society members only. Visit the gardens of David Hall, Gainesville. Dr. Hall, author of several native plant books and an original member of…

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Mar 02, '17

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Presentation: Making a Difference with Native Plants

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Come hear from Dara Dobson, owner of 7 Pines Native Nursery in Defuniak Springs, as she tells us how to make a difference with native plants. She will also tell us about the native plants they sell in…

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Mar 02, '17

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Dr. Anderson - Singapore Botanical Garden

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

Dr. Loran Anderson will share tales about his tour of the Singapore Botanic Garden, Lord Raffles and Singapore Botany Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore and a keen naturalist, developed…

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Mar 03, '17

1:00 pm

Pinellas

Chapter Camping Trip -- Torreya State Park

Torreya State Park

March 3rd through 6th Join the Pinellas Chapter camping at Torreya State Park, home to almost 50 species of threatened and endangered plants. The entire area is a hotbed of biodiversity, and our trip…

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Mar 04, '17

8:00 am

Conradina

Botanical Fest

1900 Building, downtown Melbourne

This year’s festival has moved to downtown Melbourne and will be open from 8:00 am to 4 pm. Volunteers will be needed for the 2 Conrandina Chapter booths.

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Mar 04, '17

8:30 am

Suncoast

Native Plant Garden Maintenance

2001 E Cherry St. Plant City FL 33563

The Suncoast Native Plant Society has adopted two areas in the Plant City Commons Teaching Garden. THe goal of SNPS to to make this garden a showcase for Native Plants in Hillsborough County.  …

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Mar 04, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip

TBA

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Mar 05, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

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

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Mar 05, '17

3:00 pm

Dade

Four Organizational Picnic

Virginia Key Beach Park

Join fellow members of DCFNPS, Miami Blue, Tropical Audubon and TREEmendous Miami for a review by Gary Hunt and Steve Pearson of restoration work at the Park.  Admission to the Park will be free…

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Mar 05, '17

6:30 pm

Council

Council Meeting

Online: GoToMeeting

A regular (online) meeting of the Council of Chapters. Council Representatives will receive an invitation to the meeting (with a link that connects to GoToMeeting online). Invitations are sent to the…

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Mar 06, '17

6:30 pm

Hernando

Public Program: Mycorrhizae: Symbiotic Fungi and their Ecological Roles

Chinsegut Hill Retreat, Brooksville

Along with plants and animals, fungi are one of the Kingdoms of life on Earth. To people who know only the  mushroom, this is a mysterious hidden kingdom. However nearly all plants rely on fungal…

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Mar 07, '17

6:45 pm

Cocoplum

Monthly Meeting: Mike Renda on Native Plant Restoration at Blowing Rocks Preserve

Environmental Studies Center, 2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

Doors open at 6:30 for social time and plant exchange.

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Mar 07, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Exploring the Everglades Backcountry' presented by Roger Hammer, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

  March 7th’s presentation will be with renowned author and native plant enthusiast, Dr. Roger Hammer. Roger is an award-winning professional naturalist, author, botanist, and photographer. Roger…

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Mar 07, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Troy Springer (Riverview) – native plant landscape program.

Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.

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Mar 09, '17

6:30 pm

Ixia

Monthly Meeting

Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville FL

“Landscaping for Curb Appeal with Native Plants”.  Is your front yard a hot mess?  Learn how you can make a good first impression using native plants in your landscape. At tonight’s Ixia…

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Mar 11, '17

7:00 am

Heartland

Munn Park Spring Obsession

Downtown Lakeland

Join us at Munn Park!  Many plant enthusiasts will be there, and we look forward to selling Florida native plants and presenting the benefits of native plants.  This is a fun and educational…

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Mar 11, '17

8:30 am

Ixia

TLC Saturday

3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

2017 marks the 6th anniversary of Ixia’s adoption of Native Park. Helping at Native Park is a great way to learn about native plants that grow well in our area, get to know other members, and…

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Mar 11, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

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…

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Mar 11, '17

9:00 am

Cocoplum

Field Trip - Mike Renda at Blowing Rocks Preserve

Jupiter Island

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Mar 11, '17

9:30 am

Mangrove

Special Event

Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Rd, Englewood, FL

Annual “Plant Native Day”  This year’s theme is Fire Wise.”

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Mar 12, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

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

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Mar 13, '17

6:00 pm

Conradina

Indian River Lagoon Update

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

Presented by Dr. Duane DeFreese.
5:30 pm refreshments, 6:00 pm meeting

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Mar 13, '17

7:00 pm

Pawpaw

Chapter meeting

Piggotte Center, South Daytona

Plant of the Month: Yellow anise - Illivium parviflorum

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Mar 14, '17

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

“Preserving Wild Florida” by Mary Lundberg

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Mar 16, '17

1:00 pm

Coccoloba

WETPLAN Neighborhood Ponds Management Class

Holton Eco-Preserve at Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers FL 33912

Walk ins are welcome or click this link to register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wetplan-neighborhood-ponds-management-class-mar-16-2017-tickets-31060485749

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Mar 17, '17

7:30 am

SweetBay

Field Trip: Florida Caverns State Park

Mariana, FL

We will meet at the mall under the theater sign  by Starbuck’s at 7:30 and leave no later than 7:45.  We will caravan to Mariana from there.   Folks that live further north can meet us…

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Mar 18, '17

9:00 am

Conradina

Satellite Beach Coastal Garden Fair

David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach FL

Conradina Chapter will have two booths at the  Satellite Beach Coastal Garden Fair from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be a Lagoon Friendly Lawns educational workshop, a plant sale, and…

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Mar 18, '17

9:00 am

SweetBay

Old-Timey Plant Sale at Birdsong Nature Center

Near Thomasville, GA

Old-Timey Plant Sale near Thomasville, GA specializes in reliable old garden plants collected from local gardeners, and native plants. A special feature of the sale is a superb collection of native azaleas…

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Mar 19, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

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

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Mar 20, '17

7:00 pm

Serenoa

Serenoa March General Meeting: Rare Plants & Restoration at Little Manatee River State Park

To be determined

What makes a state park unique? Kate Smithson will tell us what distinguishes Little Manatee River State Park from the others.

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Mar 23, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting online

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html 

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Mar 24, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

Roger Hammer

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Author, Naturalist, Photographer, Castellow Hammock Nature Center Be sure you scoll down and look at the whole picture on Roger Hammer’s home page. Roger L. Hammer is an award-winning professional naturalist,…

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Mar 25, '17

8:00 am

SweetBay

North Florida Permaculture Gathering

Wildcat Creek Educational Center, Inc

March 25-26, 2017
Free camping, seven speakers and several musicians will provide lots of fun and knowledge
All meals pot-luck
Cost 0 - $100

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Myakka State Forest

2000 S River Rd, Englewood, FL

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Serenoa March Field Trip

Little Manatee River State Park, Hillsborough County

Don’t miss this opportunity to see spectacular fringe trees in bloom! Park Specialist Kate Smithson will lead us on a walk on the Oxbow Trail along the river to see fringe trees plus we’ll explore…

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Dade

22nd Native Plant Day

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, North Miami

Our annual public outreach and education day will have activities for all ages: walks, programs, displays, plants and merchandise for sale, raffles and more. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this…

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

Native Plant Day, sponsors Dade Chapter & City of N. Miami

Enchanted Forest Park, 1725 NE 135 St., North Miami

Save the date and share with your friends now! As always, we will have interesting activities, programs and walks for all, great plants and merchandise for sale – all in a wonderful setting for birding…

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Mar 25, '17

9:00 am

SweetBay

Field Trip: Walk the Econfina with FTA

Econfina Creek

Sweetbay members will lead the Panhandle’s Florida Trails Association annual Spring hike on the Econfina.
Many native plants should be in bloom.
More information will follow.

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Mar 25, '17

9:30 am

Pawpaw

Chapter Field Trip - Audubon Park

Audubon Park, Deltona

Explore wetlands and Hammock trails at Deltona’s Audubon Park CARPOOL TIME:  8:30 am. At NSB Walmart behind MacDonalds on SR-44 TRAILHEAD TIME:  9:30 am at Audubon Park (Lush Lane / Doyle Rd,…

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Mar 26, '17

8:00 am

Coccoloba

Koreshan Farmers Market and Native Plant Sale

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

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Mar 28, '17

7:15 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens 11000 S Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Lecture ‘Sea Level Rise’ Jim Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County

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Apr 01, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

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…

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Apr 04, '17

6:45 pm

Cocoplum

Monthly Meeting: Amanda Thompson on Preservation/Conservation/Restoration of Bluefield Ranch Pres.

Environmental Studies Center, 2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

Doors open at 6:30 for social time and plant exchange.

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Apr 04, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'From Mandalas to Green Roofs: Being creative natively' presented by Kevin Songer, J.D.

Leu Gardens

April’s presentation merges art with green roof buildings- both of which happen to be Kevin’s areas of interest. An accomplished Mandala (a graphic representation of the cosmos) artist of Florida’s…

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Apr 04, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Eleanor Dietrich (Tallahassee) – native wildflowers on the roadsides. Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.

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Apr 05, '17

7:00 pm

Pinellas

The Milkweed Initiative

Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

St. Marks Refuge Ranger, and FNPS member, Scott Davis has developed a long term plan to support the monarch butterfly in the Big Bend of Florida by sourcing local ecotypes of milkweed species to provide…

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Apr 06, '17

5:30 pm

SweetBay

A Taste of Permaculture With Useful Native Plants

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Sweetbay member Travis Duncan will delve into permaculture and discuss various native plants and their uses

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Apr 06, '17

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Nia Wellendorf - The Many Faces and Plants of Lake Jackson, Leon County

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

Lake Jackson is a large shallow “disappearing” lake in Leon County, Florida, so described because much of the lake’s water can drain through sinkholes under certain conditions. When water levels…

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Apr 08, '17

8:00 am

Tarflower

Central Florida Native and Wildlife Friendly Yard Tour!

Different residences in the greater Orlando area

4/8/17 marks the Central Florida Native and Wildlife Friendly Yard Tour! This is a Tarflower & Cuplet Fern FNPS Chapters and Orange Audubon Society collaborated event. Come out for…

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Apr 08, '17

8:30 am

Ixia

TLC Saturday

3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

2017 marks the 6th anniversary of Ixia’s adoption of Native Park. Helping at Native Park is a great way to learn about native plants that grow well in our area, get to know other members, and…

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Apr 08, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Spring Wildflower Festival and Plant Sale

Sweet Bay Nursery, Manatee County

http://www.sweetbaynursery.com Volunteers Needed!

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Apr 08, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip - a Paddling Excursion

Lake Jackson / Lake Carr, Leon County

Nia Wellendorf will lead the paddling field trip excursion exploring the aquatic plants and ecology of Lake Jackson or adjacent Lake Carr in Leon County.

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Apr 08, '17

9:00 am

Cocoplum

Field Trip - Amanda Thompsom at Bluefield Ranch Preserve

Port St Lucie

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Apr 08, '17

9:00 am

Pinellas

Pollinator Palooza! - Spring Plant Festival

Wilcox Nursery & Landscape, 12501 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo

Plants for butterflies, moths, bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators will be the focus of our spring festival. Milkweed plants and seeds can be pre-ordered up until March 22nd. Payment online using…

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Apr 10, '17

6:00 pm

Sumter

Monthly Meeting

Sumterville Community Building

Roxanne Connelly, UF/IFAS Professor and Medical Entomolgy Specialist, will be our speaker at the monthly meeting. Topic is Backyard and Mosquitoes.
Please join us for refreshments and plant raffle.

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Apr 10, '17

6:00 pm

Conradina

Florida Sandhills

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

Presented by Dr. Walter Taylor.
5:30 pm refreshments, 6:00 pm meeting.

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Apr 11, '17

10:00 am

SweetBay

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg, TN

The Wildflower Pilgrimage will be held as scheduled, April 11-15, 2017 in Gatlinburg. Online registration will be delayed from the usual February 14 date to March 1, 2017. We…

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Apr 11, '17

7:00 pm

Mangrove

Monthly Meeting

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

“Wild Curb Appeal” by Thomas Becker

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Apr 12, '17

7:00 pm

Coontie

Spring Flowers of Long Pine Key

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

“A Walk on Long Pine Key: The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring (Tra La!)” If you know the great Gilbert & Sullivan operetta “The Mikado,” you’ll understand the playful “Tra La!” at the end of…

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Apr 13, '17

8:00 am

SweetBay

Field Trip to 7 Pines Nursery and Pine Log State Forest

DeFuniak Springs

Join us to visit the 7 Pines Nursery in Defuniak Springs to see all the native beauties we need for our gardens. Afterwards, we will eat lunch and then head to Pine Log State Forest to see what is in…

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Apr 13, '17

6:30 pm

Ixia

Monthly Meeting

Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville FL

Guest speaker Bill Berthet, Butterfly Photographer, will share his local and international adventures photographing butterflies: “Leeched, Stitched, Bitten and Poisoned”.    Have you ever wondered…

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Apr 17, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

Northern Alabama Spring FNPS Tour

Tour Bus to multiple Northern Alabama Locations

Join FNPS on a tour of Northern Alabama, April 17-22nd. We will learn more about Alabama native plants, meet the local native plant enthusiasts, learn what inspires them, and discover…

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Apr 17, '17

8:00 am

SweetBay

FNPS Trip to Northern Alabama

Northern Alabama

April 17-22 The Florida Native Plant Society is heading north – north Alabama to be exact – for 6 days and 5 nights of discovery.  Join us as we explore the rock outcroppings, caverns and canyons…

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Apr 17, '17

7:00 pm

Serenoa

Serenoa April General Meeting: Plants for a Spring Garden

To be determined

Dr. George Rogers, a professor at Palm Beach State College and wildflower blogger extraordinaire, (https://treasurecoastnatives.wordpress.com/) will talk about spring blooms including plants that might…

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Apr 20, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html  

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Apr 22, '17

9:00 am

Dade

Everglades Work Day

Everglades National Park Coe Visitor Center

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Apr 22, '17

10:00 am

Serenoa

Earth Day

Oscar Scherer State Park, Sarasota County

Exhibits, plant sale, music, food, and guided walks in the park, from 10 am to 4 pm.

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Apr 22, '17

10:00 am

SweetBay

Earth Day

McKenzie Park, Panama City

Join Sweetbay and other conservation groups as we celebrate Earth Day.
Plants will be available for a donation to our organization.

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Apr 23, '17

9:00 am

Dade

Earthday

Pinecrest Gardens 11000 S Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156

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Apr 23, '17

6:30 pm

Council

Council Meeting

Online: GoToMeeting

A regular (online) meeting of the Council of Chapters. Council Representatives will receive an invitation to the meeting (with a link that connects to GoToMeeting online). Invitations are sent to the…

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Apr 25, '17

7:15 pm

Dade

Monthly Meeting

Pinecrest Gardens 11000 S Red Rd, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Lecture “Palms”, Andrew Street, Miami Beach Botanical Garden

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Apr 26, '17

12:00 am

Suncoast

Camping 3 nights and 4 days

St Joe's Peninsula State Park

Reserve your camping site now at www.reserveamerica.com

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Apr 28, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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Apr 29, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Shamrock Park

3900 Shamrock Dr, Venice, FL, 34952

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Apr 29, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

April Native Plant Sale

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

Please join us for the April Native Plant Sale at the Secret Woods. Sale ends at 1 pm. Also get your copy of the FNPS Native Landscaping brochure if you don’t already have one. Several vendors attend…

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Apr 29, '17

10:00 am

Ixia

Annual Native Plant Sale

Native Park, 3312 Park Street, Jacksonville FL

Preparations are well underway for our 3rd Annual Ixia Plant Sale. Our native plant sale takes place from 10am-3pm and occurs in partnership with the Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) Spring Home…

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May 02, '17

6:45 pm

Cocoplum

Monthly Meeting: Greg Braun on Plants in Parks

Environmental Studies Center, 2900 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

Doors open at 6:30 for social time and plant exchange.

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May 02, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Florida's Grasses' presented by David Hall, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

We hear about Florida wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. But what about grasses? Have you ever wondered where you can find and learn more about native grasses and their importance in Florida’s ecosystems?…

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May 02, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

TBD

Member’s picnic and native plant walk.

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May 03, '17

7:00 pm

Pinellas

Gopher Tortoises and Prescribed Fire

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg

Gopher tortoises love prescribed burns; find out why. Speaker George Heinrich clarifies how increased biodiversity is a result of prescribed fire. You will discover how it impacts upland habitats and…

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May 04, '17

5:30 pm

SweetBay

Gardening for Butterflies: Meeting and Presentation

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Presented by Jody Wood Putnam, Sweetbay President and Local Native Plant Expert
Learn how to attract butterflies to you yeard by planting easily grown native plants.

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May 04, '17

7:00 pm

Magnolia

Scott Davis - Monarchs and Milkweed Ecology at St. Marks NWR

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

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May 06, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Field Trip

TBA

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May 06, '17

9:00 am

Cocoplum

Field Trip - Greg Braun at Timer Powers Park

Indiantown

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May 07, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

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…

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May 08, '17

6:00 pm

Conradina

Drive By Botany Or Nature As Seen From a Moving Vehicle

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

Presented by Dr. Jay Barnhart. 
5:30 pm refreshments,  6:00 pm meeting

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May 09, '17

6:00 pm

Mangrove

Annual Meeting & Election of Officers

Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood

Bring a covered dish and your own place setting.

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May 10, '17

7:00 pm

Coontie

Pat Howell

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

TBA

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May 11, '17

9:00 am

SweetBay

Field Trip: Alys Beach Nature Trail

Alys Beach Nature Area

Join us for our field trip to Alys Beach where Christian Wagley from Sustainable Town Concepts will discuss the development of Alys Beach and their nature area.
More info will follow

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May 11, '17

6:30 pm

Ixia

General Meeting

Willowbranch Branch Library, 2875 Park St., Jacksonville FL

Since 2015, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has promoted a culture of conservation and expanded support of conservation projects. This evening Houston Snead, Horticulturist at the Jacksonville Zoo and…

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May 13, '17

9:00 am

Serenoa

Serenoa May Field Trip

Felts Preserve, Manatee County

It’s where the birds are! Plus an ample selection of spring wildflowers.

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May 15, '17

7:00 pm

Serenoa

Serenoa May General Meeting: Gardening is for the Birds Nancy West

To be determined

Plant and they will come! Nancy West will focus on the attraction, care and feeding of birds in the urban/suburban garden. Beautifully illustrated by Nancy and Anita West.

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May 18, '17

12:00 am

Suncoast

FNPS Annual Conference

Westgate River Ranch Res

Our theme in 2017 is “Connections”.  Join us at this lovely resort for a weekend of socializing, learning, hiking and sharing with other native plant members. May 18 - 21, two days of field trips…

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May 18, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Field trips, workshops, and meetings of the Board of Directors and Council of Chapters.

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May 18, '17

8:00 am

SweetBay

FNPS Annual Conference

South of Lake Kissimmee

May 18-21
See website for more information. http://fnps.org/conference

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May 18, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

Florida Native Plant Society Conference

Westgate River Ranch Resort south of Lake Kissimmee

37th Annual Florida Native Plant Society Conference, May 18-21, 2017, at the Westgate River Ranch Resort south of Lake Kissimmee. Enjoy amazing field trips, world-class speakers, workshops, social events,…

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May 18, '17

4:30 pm

Council

Council of Chapters meeting

River Ranch

Council of Chapters meeting.  Meeting room to be announced.

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May 18, '17

5:30 pm

FNPS

Board of Director's meeting

River Ranch

Meeting of the Board of Directors.  Meeting room to be announced.

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May 19, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Programs

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May 20, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Conference and annual meeting of the membership

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May 21, '17

12:00 am

FNPS

FNPS Conference

River Ranch

Field trips

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May 26, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

Edible Native Plants

Big Cypress Recreational Center

A native Floridian, Peggy Lantz is a Florida Master Naturalist, musician, horseman, leathercrafter, outdoors woman, and editor and author. Her publications reflect her many interests. She served as editor…

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May 27, '17

9:00 am

Mangrove

Field Trip

Don Pedro State Park-Landside

8450 Placida Rd, Cape Haze, FL 33946

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Jun 01, '17

12:00 am

SweetBay

Annual Sweetbay Meeting

Science and Discovery Center, Panama City

Bring an appetizer or side dish to enjoy with others.
Photo presentation of native plants and Sweetbay activities.
Come see our best plant auction of the year!

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Jun 06, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'A brief history of the lives of Central Florida Pioneers' presented by Paul Wehr, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society in collaboration with the Pine Castle Historical  Society is pleased to present Dr. Paul Wehr this month to educate and enlighten members on…

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Jun 10, '17

9:00 am

Magnolia

Workday to Remove Invasive/Exotic Plants

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…

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Jun 11, '17

11:00 am

Conradina

Conradina Chapter Board Meeting / followed by Potluck

Erna Nixon Park.

 
Conradina Chapter FNPS Board Meeting (11 a.m.).
Potluck to follow for general membership (noon).

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Jun 22, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting online

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html 

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Jun 23, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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Jul 11, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'From Nectar Robbing Pollinators to Florida's Ecology' presented by Kaitlin Griffith

Leu Gardens

Please note: July’s presentation falls on the second Tuesday for this month. Ever wonder what the next generation of biologists are doing these days and how they will shape Florida’s…

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Jul 20, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting online

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html  

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Jul 28, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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Aug 01, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Edible Wild Foods-What to Gather When and How' presented by Peggy Lantz.

Leu Gardens

 August’s presentation will be with Peggy Lantz- an esteemed, long-time Tarflower member. Peggy was the very first editor of the Palmetto- the official magazine of the Florida Native Plant Society.…

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Aug 12, '17

9:00 am

Coontie

August Native Plant Sale

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

Please join us for the August Native Plant Sale at the Secret Woods. Sale ends at 1 pm. Also get your copy of the FNPS Native Landscaping brochure if you don’t already have one. Several vendors attend…

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Aug 12, '17

9:30 am

FNPS

Board of Directors and Council of Chapters meetings

Florida Division of Forestry Withlacoochee Training Center

The August, in-person meeting will be at: Florida Division of Forestry Withlacoochee Training Center, located at 24059 Childs Road  Brooksville, FL  34601.   We will meet in the Main…

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Aug 12, '17

9:30 am

Council

Council and Board in-person meeting

Florida Division of Forestry Withlacoochee Training Center, Brooksville

August in-person meeting and Council of Chapters meeting.
Click here for meeting details.

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Aug 25, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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Sep 05, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Genetic Diversity or Cultivars and Clones: Pros and Cons' presented by Nancy Bissett

Leu Gardens

Planting species with their range of genetic diversity offers different benefits and drawbacks from species that are propagated as named cultivars or clones with an identical genetic makeup. These…

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Sep 05, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Program on Water - possibly Sierra Club or Southwest FL Water Management.   Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly…

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Sep 21, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html 

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Sep 22, '17

1:00 am

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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Oct 03, '17

6:30 pm

Tarflower

'Bringing back Biodiversity in Urban Yards' by Patrick Bohlen, Ph.D.

Leu Gardens

October marks our 3rd Annual Florida Native Plant Month! This important month in the FNPS calendar year has city and county-level proclamations initiated by local chapters across the state.…

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Oct 03, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Members “Garden Party”.

Come early and join us for “Barbara’s Bits” at 6:15 to 6:45, refreshments at 6:45 to 7 PM. The meeting starts promptly at 7 PM.

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Oct 12, '17

7:00 pm

FNPS

Board of Directors meeting

GoToMeeting

For meeting agenda and more information:  http://www.forum.fnps.org/index.php/board,3.0.html 

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Oct 14, '17

8:00 am

Tarflower

5th Annual Backyard Biodiversity Day!

Mead Botanical Gardens

10/14/17 marks our 5th Annual Backyard Biodiversity Day! This is a Tarflower-hosted event. Come out for a beautiful collection of native plants, workshops, and proclamations that celebrate…

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Oct 27, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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Nov 04, '17

8:00 am

Tarflower

GrowVember!

Mead Botanical Gardens

11/4/17 marks GrowVember- a Mead Gardens event. Tarflower is proud to show our support at this event as well as our Mead Gardens Restoration efforts that occur throughout the year. Come out…

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Nov 04, '17

9:30 am

FNPS

Board of Directors and Council of Chapters meetings

To Be Determined

Stay tuned for the location of this in-person meeting…

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Nov 04, '17

9:30 am

Council

Council and Board in-person meeting

To Be Determined

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Nov 07, '17

7:00 pm

Tarflower

'Growing, maintaining, and identifying pests of Central and South Florida native palms in urban yard

Leu Gardens

November’s presentation will be by Stephen Brown who will talk about Florida native palms and palm care within Central and South Florida landscapes. Stephen is a prolific, enthusiastic, entertaining…

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Nov 07, '17

7:00 pm

Citrus

Monthly Meeting

Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Surprise!

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Nov 24, '17

1:00 pm

TheVillages

TBA

Big Cypress Recreational Center

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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Dec 05, '17

6:30 pm

Tarflower

'The Dirt on Dirt: Exploring Florida's Native Soils' presented by Cayce Salvino

Leu Gardens

  Cayce Salvino is a native Floridian, born and raised in South Florida. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Unity College in Maine, Cayce became immersed and quickly infatuated with soil…

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Dec 29, '17

12:00 am

TheVillages

NO MEETING

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center 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…

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