Online Meeting

June 26, 2020
Brooke Moffis, UF/IFAS Extension
Landscaping for Wildlife

An email link will be sent to our mailing list.

See our Meetings Page for links to past meetings.


June 26, 2020 Meeting Online

Landscaping for Wildlife requires a shift in thinking about the traditional landscape. Join us as we discuss the top ten landscaping tips for wildlife. Presenter: Brooke Moffis, Commercial Horticulture/FL Friendly Landscaping Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County

In order to responsibly manage the spread of COVID 19, our meetings will be online at least until September 2020. If the COVID19 situation changes our meeting protocol could change. People on our mailing list will receive an email link to the meeting well in advance of the meeting time. The meeting time will continue to be the 4th Friday of the month at 1:30 pm.  Hopefully, all meetings will be recorded and there will be links on our web at

Join our Mailing List


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
Members are Volunteering!

Our new Membership Outreach person is Marcia Wolfe.

Linda Bishop coordinated the recent Green Isle Plant Sale and is also doing the Spring Plant Sale as well as Earth Day.

The Spring Garden Tour - Sue Egloff is currently coordinating the videotaping of members' homes in The Villages for an online Landscape Tour.

We still need volunteers for:

Lake Griffin State Park Entrance - 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 Nini Connor is 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.  

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.

Planting a Refuge for Wildlife

This is a webinar presented to Master Gardeners by Florida Fish and Wildlife. The brochure mentioned will be available when the government opens up for business.

Brochure Link

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. 

Plantsman and Designer

Roy Diblik is an American perennial garden designer, plant nurseryman, and author of The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden. He co-owns the Northwind Perennial Farm in Burlington, Wisconsin. Diblik has collaborated with Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf on projects such as the Lurie Garden in Chicago, Illinois.

On his YouTube channel, he talks about how he designs the wonderful perennial beds that have made him famous and much more. This is not your typical YouTube. The joy of knowing your plants.

How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health

A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress, and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how they plan and operate.

Read the full article at Yale Environment

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

Top of page

Published on  23.05.2020