2020 Meetings

January | February | March | April | May | June | July

Since our March meeting, we are in "social isolation" and meetings are held online using Zoom. Links to meeting recordings, when available, will be listed here.

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.

Email fnpsthevillages@gmail.com and ask to join.

June 24, 2020

"Landscaping for Wildlife"

Brooke Moffis, Commercial Horticulture/FL Friendly Landscaping Agent
UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County

May 22, 2020

Lavon Sivernell,    FL Master Naturalist,    "Landscape for Your Avian Neighbors"

(Sorry, no link available.)

April 24, 2020

Outside 2020: Sharing Perspectives

We are in "social isolation" due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

In place of our April Meeting we invited members to join: 

Outside 2020 Webinar.
Hosted by 1000 Friends of Florida
April 24 from 12:00 -1:30 

Featured are 3 perspectives on sustainable landscape practices: 

View the Broadcast

This link was recommended in the broadcast. 

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Everglades To Okefenokee

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team kicked off a 1000-mile expedition over a 100-day period to increase public awareness of the need to protect and restore Florida's wildlife habitat. 

The Florida Wildlife Corridor

March 27, 2020

Great Pollinators - Florida Native Bees and Honey Bees
with Nini Connor and Jean the Beekeeper

We are in "social isolation" due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our meeting for March 2020 was held online and is available on YouTube.

Thanks to The Villages Genealogical Club for hosting this webinar and the state Florida Native Plant Society for providing the YouTube channel so we can bring you this video.

February 28, 2020

Explore, Experience & Embrace Wild Florida
Linda Wilinsk

January 24, 2020

Nancy Bissett: "Native Grasses Rushes and Sedges for your Florida Landscape"

Nancy Bissett is a restoration ecologist, botanist, and Native Plant horticulturist.   

Recommended books:  Grasses of Florida by David W. Hall and A Guide to Florida Grasses by Walter Kingsley Taylor. 

Grasses are the largest genera in the world.  Grass has a narrow blade, sheathing, leaves, jointed stems and a distinctive flowering system. Rushes have cylindrical stalks, hollow stem-like leaves. Sedges have 3-sided stems, leaves in three rows and spike-lets. Flatwoods are the most dominant ecosystem in Florida. 

Nancy encouraged photographers to share their photos of native grasses.

Minutes: Word PDF


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Published on  30.07.2020

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