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Florida Scrub Jay

Florida Scrub JayThis bird is endemic to Florida. It does not live in any other state. These birds are beautiful and curious. They live in family groups. The teenagers help to care for the younger birds. They are endangered. Meet this bird on our trip to Lyonia Scrub Jay Preserve and visit his scrub habitat.

Bok Towers

We are taking a busload of Villagers to Bok Tower. You must be an FNPS member to join. Please sign up and pay in advance so we can pay for the bus. Sign-up sheet and details.

Florida's Liquid Resources

Do you know that 1,000 people a day move to Florida? Florida is the 22nd largest state but growing much faster than states with more room. Is the aquifer going to provide enough water for all these people? Smart people are investigating to find more water sources. What about conservation?

St John's Water Management District is providing information on this problem.

Swamps - Learn about Florida's Wetlands

Why Grow Native Plants

UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute

Why Grow Native Plants page is updated with multiple references for you to read about why it is important to our earth that more people grow native plants.  There is a video from TESI with Akito Kawahara curator of Lepidoptera at the museum. He explains why we need to protect out insects.

Aphids make tropical milkweed less inviting to monarch butterflies

Aphids on Tropical Milkweed

Read study and suggestions

Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) is not a native plant to Florida. 

Milkweed Seeds

If you have ‘fresh’ milkweed seeds (from summer/fall 2022), Alycyn Culbertson, our VP/Meeting Tech and Butterfly Club guru, would appreciate some.  If you are able to identify the type of seeds, please do.  Seeds are best stored in a paper (bag or envelope).

Check out the Plant of the Month selected by the University of Florida https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/plant-of-the-month/

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