The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida and the use of Florida native plants in landscaping.The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS) is one of more than 20 chapters around the state and includes residents of Monroe County. More about us »
Next Meeting in Dade County
Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
"Gardening for Birds and Other Wildlife in South Florida" – Kirsten Hines
Learn why gardening is different in sub-tropical South Florida, why native plants are so important, and what you can do to make your own yard, even just a patio, more attractive to our unique community of birds and other wildlife, helping to restore and maintain the region’s ecological functions through wildlife-friendly landscaping.
Kirsten Hines is a writer, photographer, biologist and environmental educator focused on wildlife, nature, travel and conservation. She has long championed Florida’s native plants and habitats and continues to do so in her books Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens and Birds of Fairchild. More of her work can be seen at http://www.KirstenNatureTravel.com. Books will be available for purchase at the meeting.
Upcoming Field Trip
Saturday, October 17, 2015: Larry and Penny Thompson Park pineland
This park is part of the botanically rich Richmond Pineland Complex and thankfully is safe from the planned development in other areas that have been in the news. We visited here last December – all the better now to compare to the bountiful array of fall flowers and regrowth after unusually widespread burns due to arson fires in May and June. Miami Blue NABA is also invited, so if you want to try to spot butterflies, bring close-focus binoculars if you have them.
Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!
- Difficulty: Easy - paved and unpaved paths, but open and sunny.
- Bring: Water, sun protection
- Delayed or lost? Try Patty's cell, 305-878-5705.