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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

Next Meeting in Dade County

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

"Butterfly Obsession" - Linda Evans

What South Florida habitats and plants are critical to our native butterflies? What makes them important for particular butterflies? How does this relate to your garden? This presentation will explain how butterflies function, what they need and why they are important – a program sure to inform both the gardener and nature lover.

Linda Evans has been obsessed with butterflies for decades. She is the president of the Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), and a 39-year volunteer at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where she is the Honorary Butterfly Garden Curator and a butterfly walking tour guide.

Upcoming Field Trip

Upcoming Field Trip

Sunday, November 29, 2015: Loop Road (Big Cypress National Preserve)

Wrap up this weekend being thankful for and in nature. We will drive along the east end with a good road surface, stopping at pinelands and perhaps other habitats. We expect to be dry, but there may be opportunities for wet feet (which you can skip).

Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!

  • Difficulty: Easy (if you stay near the road) or Moderate. May be off trails; open, sunny; possible wet feet. Short distances.
  • Bring/wear: Water, sun protection, long pants, closed shoes that can get wet (if you want), bug spray (just in case), lunch to picnic afterward. A walking stick might help off trails.
  • Delayed or lost? Try Patty's cell, 305-878-5705 (no guarantees!).