Message from President Sue
For those who tried to access our 26 March 2021 FNPS meeting at 1:30 PM, we were having technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Stacey Matrazzo has graciously offered to reschedule her presentation "Native Plants for Florida Gardens” at a later date. We will keep you posted as to when her presentation is scheduled.
Please tune in for our April speaker on Friday, 23 April 2021 at 1:30 PM. Courtney Whitcher will educate us with "Fluorescence - Illuminate the Unseen World around You." We will also be providing instructions on how to sign up for our 21 May 2012 FNPS The Villages Chapter Spring Garden Tour between 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM available to only those who are members in good standing.
Please stay safe and happy native gardening,
Friday Lunch and Learn
The FNPS, Lunch and Learn, presents a weekly speaker on native plants. Many are members only. Some are available to all and they are linked to our YouTube Playlists. There is a very good three-part series on "Native Plant Design" that is linked to our YouTube channel. If you are an FNPS member and wish to receive links to all videos, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request membership in the private FNPS Facebook.
Vice President: This person assists the president and learns the duties so they can take over the next year. We need continuity to achieve our goals.
Secretary: The secretary attends board and chapter meetings and takes minutes. Minutes are necessary for non-profit status. Jo our current secretary has served four years.
Copy this email fnpsthevillagesgmail.com and volunteer.
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. The presenter, 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.
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.