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Meeting

Day: April 27, 2018
Topic: Roger Hammer
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Location: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages
Topic: Rare and Endangered Florida Wildflowers

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The Monarchs are Here!

Asclepias tuberosaAsclepias tuberosa - butterfly weed: Plant of the Week, Plant of the Year and a plant that garantees Monarch Butterflies in your Yard. Learn more about this wonderful native. The Florida Association of Native Nureries says the pinelands ecotype may be easier to use in most typical landscape settings.

Native Plant Sales

Craig Huegel's Plant Sale

Saturday, May 59900 133rd St, Seminole. 33776

Craig was our speaker in March. He maintains the Hawthorne Hill Blog and grows species not commonly available in the trade. All of his wild flowers are in 4" pots and sell for $4. 

Morningside Nature Center

Friday, April 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) and open to all Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You need your FNPS membership card to shop Friday night.

Morningside Nature Center RTS route 11, 3540 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

Thank-you Plant Sale Volunteers 

Thank-you for all of the people who helped with our native plant sale in March. The sale spread the joy of sharing native plants and was a fun raiser also. Read more ...

Volunteers Needed

Plant sale for Members Only – volunteers are needed at the March 24, 2018 meeting to take orders and collect money from members who want to order plants from Green Isle Gardens.  At the April 27, 2018 meeting, volunteers will be needed before and after the meeting to help those who placed order to pick up their plants.  Since there is a one month gap between order & delivery, there is a chance that your plant won’t be available – then you can decide to take a refund or choose another plant.

These activities serve a dual purpose:
1. Native plants are easy to get
2. Fund raiser for our chapter

Judy Mason has the signup sheets for various events at the back of the room during meetings or contact Steve at fnpsthevillages@gmail.com.

Annual Conference

May 17-20, 2018 Don’t miss this year’s FNPS Annual Conference
This year the conference will be held at the Miccosukee Resort in Miami.  See schedule and register at: http://www.fnps.org/conference/2018

Join The Villages Florida Native Plant Society (TVFNPS)

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Action Alerts

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

 

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Published on  02.04.2018