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Speaker March 24, 2017 Roger Hammer

Author, Naturalist, Photographer, Director, Castellow Hammock Nature Center

Be sure you scroll down and look at the whole picture on Roger Hammer's home page.

Roger will have books for sales; 

All prices include tax. He will take cash or checks but not credit cards, but if anyone doesn’t have cash or checks they can mail him a check later. He's a trusting soul...!

Roger HammerRoger L. Hammer is an award-winning professional naturalist, author, botanist and photographer. Hammer is known for his entertaining and informative programs. Hammer has served as the director of Castellow Hammock Nature Center for the Miami-Dade Parks Department and part-time instructor and fieldtrip leader for Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami.

He has half a dozen published books – two this year – featuring his nature photography and knowledge of Florida's natural treasures including wildflowers, the Everglades National Park and various state icons. He also has compiled four photo identification guides for Florida wildflowers and trees. Hammer resides in Homestead, Florida.

Monthly Meeting Location

Day: Fourth Friday of each month (except December)
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Location:Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. 32163

Get Google directions to Big Cypress Recreation Center

Butterflies in Your Yard?

Monarch ButterflyHow often do you see a butterfly in your yard? It is important what you plant! Read Steve's article that appeared in the Daily Sun - "It Matters What You Plant". This includes plant recommendations for Central Florida.





Membership Goal = 150

Grow The Villages FNPSWe are growing. We need help. Do you have Marketing Skills? We want to contact members who need to renew and grow our contact list. Our mission involves promoting Florida native plants in The Villages. Do you have ideas? Are you willing to help in any way. Contact us at fnpsthevillages@gmail.com or see one of the officers at our meeting.


Sponsors: Native Plant Drawing

Green Isles Gardens
Various Members


FNPS membership is tax deductible and runs 12 months from the date you sign up.  Forms and annual dues are accepted at the meeting or you can join on-line at www.fnps.org   If you have not joined, please consider doing so or renewing your membership at the highest level you can afford. 

Membership helps to provide funds that will enable us to protect Florida's native plant heritage.

What is a Native Plant?

For most purposes, the phrase Florida native plant refers to those species occurring within the state boundaries prior to European contact, according to the best available scientific and historical documentation. More specifically, it included those species understood as indigenous, occurring in natural associations in habitats that existed prior to significan human impacts and alterations of the landscape. Source: Palmetto title page

Action Alerts

The Florida legislature is in session and action alerts are posted on he FNPS website.


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Published on  20.03.2017