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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 

 

 

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.

https://fnps.org/join

     

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*UPCOMING NATURE COAST PROGRAMS AND EVENTS*

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

 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Meeting is “Movie Night – 10 Native 'weeds' for 20 Butterflies”, presented by Andee Naccarato. This is a DVD which was made for us from one of the Lunch & Learn YouTube presentations offered by FNPS over the past several months.

Andee discusses native butterfly host plants (such as Spanish Needles) and encourages homeowners to allow “benign neglect” in sections of their yards to allow the non-cultivated host plants to persist.  Andee grew up ion Naples, FL exploring the slash pines and bald cypress around her childhood home and received a master's degree in Environmental Science from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011. She became further immersed in the world of native plants by working as an Environmental Educator at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Naples Botanical Garden.

If you cannot make our meeting here is a link to Andee’s presentation:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py1rcVshwDk&list=PLT16Qn-flr4O6bSim1tQYSN5RsTLx0vFb&index=7.

Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend and bring questions about their yard. There will not be any refreshments or drinks available, so everyone needs to bring their own. Telephone inquiries are taken by Sandy at (727) 207-1853.

 

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