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On the Vine

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Posted July 04, 2019

Our Executive Director is providing news of interest of FNPS leaders and members as posts on this website called "On the Vine."  You can find it in the internal menu in the footer of this website at "On the Vine."  Expectt new posts to be announced here in our main news section on our fnps.org home page.

This first post provides a summary of the minutes from the May 15, in-person, board meeting at Crystal River as well as information about the conference and how you can view or listen to selected presentations.

Conference Photos

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Posted July 04, 2019

Photos from the conference and selected field trips have been posted on our Flickr site.  Links to selected albums are Award for Outstanding Chapter of the year Green Palmetto Awards Silver Palmetto Awards Board of Directors for May 2019-2020 Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest Field…

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Our condolances to our Broward family for the loss of Cornelia McNamara

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Posted July 03, 2019

Cornelia served on the Broward Chapter’s board for many years and had a passion for native plants. Our condolances go out to the Broward Chapter and everyone who knew and loved her.

Latest from the Blog


It’s National Moth Week!

Butterflies may be considered the showiest of winged insects, but moths are pretty awesome, too. And there are a lot of them. In fact, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation says about nine moth species exist for every one butterfly species globally!

In celebration and appreciation of these typically nocturnal creatures, the 8th annual National Moth Week is July 20–28. Here at Florida Native Plant Society, we’re going to highlight seven moth species this week—one per day—that have lifecycle relationships with our native plants. We’ll kick it off tomorrow with a post about one of the larger, more well-known moths, the beautiful Luna.

National Moth Week events are being organized around the globe, and online registration is available for group and individual activities.

You can also participate in a citizen science project through iNaturalist. This project provides a place to share photos and contribute to the body of knowledge about moths. So far, more than 3,600 moth species have been identified in the project.

“National Moth Week has introduced thousands of citizen scientists around the world to the fascinating world of nighttime nature,” said NMW co-founder David Moskowitz. “People of all ages and abilities can document moths in their local habitats and contribute their photos and observations of these important creatures.”

Interested in learning more? Check out this Xerces blog and video about moths.

National Moth Week is a project of the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission (Friends of EBEC), a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, and has been held annually since 2012.

by Laura Bennett-Kimble of Passionflower Chapter, edited by Valerie Anderson

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