Online Meeting

July 24, 2020 1:30pm Jaret C. Daniels. FL Museum of Natural History, "All Landscapes Matter"
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August 28th Meeting

Out meeting in August will be online and it will be a Panel Discussion. We will be covering all sorts of topics from converting your lawn, dealing with the ARC, asking Master Gardeners about Native Plants and much more. If you would like to participate on the panel or have a topic of interest, please contact us at

Please be certain to join us for this interactive opportunity!

July 24, 2020 Meeting Online

Jaret C. DanielsGuest Speaker 
Jaret  C. Daniels
"All Landscapes Matter”

Dr. Daniels specializes in lepidoptera research, insect conservation

Here is a link to a similar talke given by Jaret C. Daniels to the Florida Wildflower Foundation. Creating Pollinator Pathways in the Built Environment

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Our address list is kept private, not shared with anyone. We usually send only one mailing a month.

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Volunteers Needed!

Plant Drawing - Once we meet in person again, we will continue to conclude our meetings with a plant drawing. Green Isle and members bring in plants to share. We need someone to handle this event.

Facebook - We want to start a Facebook group where members can share their plant pictures and ask questions. We need a volunteer to coordinate this activity.

Lake Griffin State Park Entrance - Once a year, organize a work event to refresh native plants and spread pine straw in the entrance median.  Coordinate with Jared Evan on a monthly maintenance schedule.

Email if you would like to volunteer for one of these positions.

Why Grow Native Plants?

What's wrong with the plants the builder gave you? Do local landscapers support Florida ecology? Check out this presentation from the Florida Wildflower Association. The presenter, Doug Tallamy is a well-known entomologist. He has written two best selling, award-winning non-fiction books - Bringing Nature Home and Nature's Best Refuge.  

Susan Griffith, the Manatee County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Coordinator, talks about why we need native plants in Florida yards. (This is a webinar. The presentation begins after the announcements. Unfortunately, most of the plants she recommends at the end are not for our central Florida area.

Native Plants for the Florida Landscape

More Why Grow Native Plants?

Thank-you to Green Isle Gardens

Green Isle Gardens is a wonderful native plant nursery located in Groveland, Florida. They donate plants for the drawing held at the end of each meeting. Green Isle Gardens
​11303 Florida 33
Groveland, FL 34736
Hours: 8 am - 3:30 pm M-F

Want to Know More About Sumter County?

Sumter County Extension YouTube
This YouTube channel has presentations about local wildlife from Jim Davis, our extension agent. 

The Villages FNPS Blog

Jo, Secretary The Villages FNPSJo, our wonderful secretary, has been writing about her native garden on our new blog. Check it out. Send her some comments or add something yourself.

Join The Villages Florida Native Plant Society (TVFNPS)

We need you. Here's the how and why of joining.

Action Alerts

The Florida legislature action alerts are posted on the FNPS website.


Remember to ask for native plants when visiting any nursery.  Your voice and dollars are making a difference and helping us achieve our Chapter Vision:  “The Villages becomes renowned for its extensive use of native plants and award-winning native plant landscapes

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Published on  30.07.2020