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GuideStar Seal of Transparency

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Posted August 09, 2019

FNPS just received a GuideStar seal of transparency!  This is a status awarded to only 0.5% of charities listed by GuideStar.  Many thanks to our Executive Director for the work it took to get this.

Do You Want to Make a Difference?

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Posted July 27, 2019

The most recent Palmetto highlights two important FNPS conservation efforts:  acquision of lands that will protect one of Florida's iconic rare wildflowers and the TorreyaKeepers project.

TorreyaKeepers is working to locate endangered Torreya trees that have been both burried and broken by Hurricana Michael.  The ultimate goal is preservation of remaining Torreya trees, and searching for a cure to the serious disease that has been decimating these trees throughout their very limited range.

FNPS is seeking donations to help with this effort.

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You Can Make a Difference

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Posted July 27, 2019

You can make a difference.  FNPS is working on a project to protect one of Florida's most beautiful wildflowers, the clasping warea. 

We are acquiring land to protect the largest remaining population of this critically endangered species.  Acquiring land and committing to managing it is a very big step for FNPS.  

We hope that you will support us.

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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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National Moth Week: Time to Wrap It Up


Well, folks, this is it: The final day of National Moth Week 2019. Thanks for following along with us as we explored these flying beauties that help make this planet such a great place to hang out.

Their role in diverse ecosystems benefits so many other species, from the many native plants they pollinate to the songbirds that feed them to their young. And their beautiful presence certainly provides humans joy when, say, a huge green Luna moth flutters across a summer porch or a dainty Ornate Bella moth skitters underfoot in the grass.

There’s still so much to be learned about the moth world. For example, it was thought for years that only one moth pollinated the legendary ghost orchids of the Everglades, but earlier this month National Geographic shared news about a variety of sphinx moths slurping nectar from the blooms.

If you haven’t had a chance to go moth hunting yet, there’s still time. According to National Moth Week, “Studying moths at night is as simple as turning on a porch light and waiting for them to come, or shining a light on a white sheet in a backyard or park.” Visit the NMW website for more tips on attracting moths.

Please consider sharing your sightings as a contribution to citizen science. Last year, the National Moth Week project on iNaturalist racked up more than 28,000 observations from more than 5,000 people in 24 registered countries and every state in the U.S. An impressive 3,548 moth species were observed and identified. Let’s see if 2019 can top that tally.
In addition to the iNaturalist project, National Moth Week has a list of several projects where observations are welcomed. And, let’s all plan ahead for 2020, when National Moth Week will be held July 18-26.

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. Want to help support the cause? Check out the fun merch EBEC is selling!

Recent Blog Posts ...

National Moth Week: Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe)
National Moth Week: Io Moth (Automeris io)
National Moth Week: Coffee-Loving Pyrausta (Pyrausta tyralis)
National Moth Week: Pluto Sphinx Moth (Xylophanes pluto)
National Moth Week: Ornate Bella Moth (Utetheisa ornatrix)
National Moth Week: Polyphemus Moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
National Moth Week: Luna Moth (Actias luna)
It’s National Moth Week!
Land Management Review: Seminole State Forest 2019