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FNPS Mission: To preserve, conserve, and restore native plants and native plant communities.
Learn more by visiting the FNPS website • Check our calendar for upcoming events sponsored by the Pinellas, Nature Coast, and Suncoast Chapters • Not a member yet? Join today!

Monthly program: Native Bromeliads

6:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 2nd, Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

October's speaker will be Tom Wolfe, from the Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay. Bromeliads have been part of Tom's life for over fifty years. After joining the Bromeliad Guild of Tampa Bay in 1967, Tom was soon introduced to the Florida natives by members who loved to camp in the Florida Everglades.  They spent many weekends in the Big Cypress Swamp trying to find a specimen of each of the native bromeliads. Over the years, Tom has served in all the positions of the BGTB as well as the Florida Council of Bromeliad Societies.  Tom served on the Board of Directors of the Bromeliad Society International for 14 years and six years as President. He and his wife Carol and I live on two and half acres in Lutz, which house his greenhouses.
 (Pictured above: the Fuzzy-wuzzy Airplant, Tillandsia pruinosa, in the Fakahatchee Strand)

Fall native wildflowers. Photo: Florida Assoc. of Native Nurseries

Fall in Love with Natives at Oct. 19th Festival

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wilcox Nursery & Landscape, 12501 Indian Rocks Road, Largo

Join the team at Wilcox Nursery & Landscape in celebration of Native Plant Month. Bring your friends and family for a fun-filled day complete with free learning opportunities from local experts, Yoga Among Plants, a Native Plant Scavenger Hunt and, of course, plants galore and other garden-related items from local vendors. Spend $30 and get a 4" plant, spend $50 and get a 1-gallon plant, spend $100 or more and get a 3-gallon plant. Check out Wilcox Nursery's Ask A Designer booth to get tips and advice on native landscaping. Keep your cool with juices and smoothies from Juice Habit. 
List of speakers:

  • Mimi Jenkins - Florida Pollinators
  • Keith Wilkins - Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
  • Doris Heitzmann - Florida Friendly Landscaping
  • Stefan Babjak & Davis Byrkit - Building a Backyard Ecosystem
  • Walter Jaap - Turtle Creek Restoration
  • Amanda Streets - Pinellas County Composting Alliance

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