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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!

Calling All Butterfly Gardeners!

9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater

Join Nicole Schmidt Jones of Hort & Soul Landscape Design for a volunteer workday to benefit our pollinators. Please bring hand tools, gloves, and a reusable water bottle. Nicole will have cold water available. Thanks to all the dedicated folks who have been helping us to maintain the garden these past months. Your efforts are sincerely appreciated! No RSVP required, just flit on over to the park.

Sat., Nov. 2nd: Fall in Love with Natives
Festival at Wilcox Nursery

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

This fun event was rescheduled due to inclement weather. Come out and listen to entertaining and informative speakers and chill out while doing Yoga Among the Plants (8 a.m.)!


  • 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

Plus vendors & exhibitors!

Wed., Nov. 6th - Potluck, Nov. Annual Meeting, Member Share 

6:30-8:30 p.m., Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Ln., Clearwater

  • Program by YOU! “Members Share: Photos & Stories from Our Gardens”
  • Election of 2020 chapter officers & directors.
  • Potluck – Bring a dish to share. Beverages, setups provided (or Be Green and bring your own reusables: plates, cups, cutlery, etc.)

November Plant Walk – Wagon Tour at Duette Preserve

Nov. 9th, 8:30 a.m.–noon(ish), Duette Preserve, 2649 Rawls Rd, Parrish, FL 34219 MAP

RSVP required. Please email

We will be accompanied by Manatee County natural resources staff. The wagon tour will take us through several scrub systems, a really lovely creek, and some pine flat woods and an old hammock. We recommend everyone bring field clothes and water, so we can stop at a few places to get out and look at some of the habitats, and people may wish to bring a cushion as the wagon seats are wooden.

The 2-hour tour will start at 9 a.m. sharp. Please be on-site by 8:30 a.m. Afterward we can visit other areas of the park, then gather for lunch. Please bring a brown-bag lunch, drinking water, insect/sun protection including a hat, and comfortable walking shoes.

Learn more about Duette Preserve

A wide variety of game and non-game animals can be found at Duette Preserve, including species of special concern such as the burrowing owl, snowy egret, white ibis, gopher tortoise, and at least three endangered/threatened species, the Florida scrub jay, the Florida panther, and the Eastern indigo snake.

Duette Preserve is host to many of the native plant communities throughout Manatee County, providing protection and preservation of pine flatwoods, hardwood swamps, xeric oak scrub, depression marsh, and vast dry prairie.

It's Time for the Native Plant Show!

Nov. 7-8, Clayton Hutcheson Center at Mounts Botanical Garden, 559 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach FL – Schedule & Info

The Native Plant Show combines classes and exhibits to highlight the beauty, functionality and diversity of native plants now available.

See live plants and talk to experts: growers, retailers, landscape and environmental professionals. Find everything you need to make native plants your new norm.

Attendees include landscape architects, designers, installers, growers, garden centers, retailers, wetland and upland restoration specialists, master gardeners, native plant enthusiasts and the property owner who no longer wants to mow or water a lawn.

Classes on selecting, using, and maintaining native plants for garden, landscape and restoration + special topics in sustainability and green business.

Multiple tracks, with classes for industry professionals and public. Continuing Education (CEUs) available for professionals.

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