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2017 Meeting Dates

January 27 February 24 March 24 April 28
May 26 June 23 July 28 August 25
September 22 October 27 November 24 December no meeting

Next Meeting

July 28: Carol Spears

Carol Spears“From Invasive to Native: Creating a Home for Florida’s Plants and Animals” by Carol J. Spears, M.S., retired National Park Service Ranger and Wildlife Biologist

Carol shares her story of the how and, perhaps more importantly, the why of changing her entire yard to native plants, and the lessons learned along the way. Photographs support the discussion of each step of the process and richly illustrate the diversity of plants and animals that now call her yard their home.

Carol worked for 28 years for the National Park Service (NPS) as a Park Ranger Interpreter (educator) and Manager in parks across the US. She also taught other NPS Interpreters throughout the country the skill and art of Interpretation, served for 12 years as Chief of Interpretation and Public Information Officer for the NPS, and won the National Freeman Tilden award in 1987 (which honors one NPS Interpreter each year for the highest and best achievements in interpreting park resources to the public). Her academic degrees are: BS in biology and MS in Zoology and 3 years Ph.D. work in Wildlife Ecology. Carol continues in retirement her passion for educating others about the wonders, beauty, intricacies, and importance of the workings of the natural world.

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

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Minutes of Board Meetings

Generally The Villages Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm at Lake Miona Recreation Center. To attend a meeting or see the minutes of these meetings contact president, Steve Turnipseed. Contact information in the right column.

Past Meeting Information




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Published on  09.07.2017