Nature Coast Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Land O' Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, FL 34639 

Meetings are currently online only

Our meetings are open to the public. Please come join our monthly meetings at 7PM at Heritage Park. Experienced presenters speak on a variety of subjects, from wildlife and their habitats, gardening with native plants, and everything in between!


Become a member of the Nature Coast Chapter and learn what the environment is meant to be and help keep it that way!

Benefits of membership:

  • The Palmetto, our quarterly magazine, that is filled with information on native plants, gardening, conservation of native habitats, etc.
  • Sabal Minor, our bi-monthly newsletter that will keep you up to date on the FNPS news and activities
  • Chapter newsletter and emails about upcoming events
  • Native plant gardening and landscaping information
  • Special invitations to participate in Society projects and events
  • Invitations to complimentary field trips and presentations
  • Plant sale discounts
  • Opportunity to volunteer on local environmental and landscape projects

 Your membership is a donation to the Florida Native Plant Society to fulfill their mission. You can current dues information, join online, or download a form to pay by mail at.





- Monthly Meeting- Nature Coast Chapter: (public invited)

ONLINE MEETING-Look for an email with the information to join the meeting

If you are not a member and would like to join our meeting, please email Include your name and email address and let us know that you would like to join the meeting. No membership is required.

October 13, 2020 7PM Zoom meeting


Creating a Backyard Habitat 


Presenter: Tracey McCommon (Wildlife Matters - NatureWiseTV) 

Find out how to use Florida native plants to draw wildlife to your yard and increase your enjoyment. Be more excited about looking out your window to see what birds, butterflies and small mammals your plants are attracting to your landscape. Feel good about helping animals survive with a backyard habitat. (Disclosure: Armadillos are shown which are a non-native pest species that are a public health hazard)


November 10, 2020 7PM Zoom meeting

The Importance of Managed Conservation Lands to Florida's Endemic Plant Species


Presenter:  Juliet Rynear

The Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP) works to protect and restore water resources in Central and Southwest Florida. They sponsored the Conservation Lands Workshop on September 26, 2013, to help its partners in their efforts to protect the natural environment of Florida.

This presentation will explain the work of the Rare Plant Conservation Program at Bok Tower Gardens to preserve Florida's rare and endemic plant species.  It will describe the research, curation, rare plant rescues, propagation protocols, and reintroduction of rare plants into the wild. Partnerships with land managers throughout central and north Florida play an essential role in all of their plant conservation efforts.



Florida's state parks are opening up in phases. Click on the link to find what parks are open and the current regulations during the pandemic.

Florida State Parks


Florida Native Plant Society has Lunch and Learn webinars on Fridays at noon. Become a member of the FNPS to view these informative programs.






Click the "Trips and Events" tab for additional  events and presentations