Welcome to the Nature Coast Chapter of FNPS

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the conservation, preservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida.


We work to protect plants and their habitat by supporting acquisition and management of Florida's remaining natural lands.


Restoration brings back life on degraded lands to improve habitat for wildlife and the plants they require for survival.

Coming Soon!! Florida State Fair. Let us help you create your own Home Grown National Park

Plan to visit our booth at the Horticultural Display area in the Creative Living Building.

February Field Trip. Edibles in the Wild at Aripeka Sandhills Preserve

Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00am 18000 Aripeka Road Hudson, FL 34667. Valerie Anderson will be our guide. She will primarily focus on learning to identify our native blueberries in the offseason. Valerie will point out habitat for chanterelles and boletes (edible mushrooms). We will also discuss and find edible native mints and other native plants.

Nature Coast Chapter Meeting. Our topic is Florida Native Edible Plants

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 7:00 pm Location: Heritage Park Community Center, Land O Lakes. Valerie Anderson will go over common wild edibles found in Pasco County and prepare you for the upcoming field trip.

Welcome to the new website for the Nature Coast Chapter of FNPS.  You're welcome to navigate around our site and of course join our Chapter. Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at Heritage Park Community Center from 7pm to 8:30pm.


The January - February, 2023 Nature Coast Newsletter is out for your reading pleasure.  Lots of topics for everyone - Native Plant Walks, Native Orchids, Field Trips, Edible Plants and even a Pop-Up Garden Tour.

FNPNS announcement for 2023 Endowment Grant Research Awards

The Nature Coast Newsletter for January and February, 2023.

"Nature Coast Chapter Happenings"

Pictured below are members of the Nature Coast Chapter attending a Pop Up Garden event.  This was hosted by Karen Watrous and Terry Donovan on their beautiful property in Land O Lakes.

From our January Meeting:  Pictured below is James Stevenson, an Extension Specialist with IFAS Extension services.  Along side him is Molly Hays, President and Pat Kelly, Programs.


Join our volunteers the fourth Monday of each month from 9 to 10am sprucing up the Nature Coast Chapter Demonstration Garden at Heritage Park.

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.