Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A.D. Barnes Park Natural Area
3401 SW 72 Avenue (Bird Road & SW 72 Ave.), Miami
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Programs • Nature walks • Children's activities • Plant clinic • Displays • Plant sales • Book & merchandise sales • Food • Raffles
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, February 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Free and open to the public
Pollination biology in fragmented populations of Angadenia berteroi, a native perennial plant of the south Florida pine rocklands - Beyte Barrios Roque, Florida International University Ph.D. Candidate
Ms. Barrios Roque and her colleagues identified and studied the effective pollinator species for Pineland-allamanda to evaluate their importance in fruit set. The following is from an abstract by Barrios Roque, Sean Pena and Suzanne Koptur: "Angadenia berteroi is a tropical perennial subshrub with large yellow flowers that set very few fruits in its native pine rockland habitat. The flowers open early in the morning (prior to sunrise) and have a complex floral arrangement that promotes outcrossing from visits by long-tongued pollinators.... Although we predicted that butterflies would be the best pollinators …, bees seem to carry large quantities of pollen on their shorter, wider probosces.... Bee visits (that transfer more pollen to flowers distant from the pollen donors) are likely to be the most important for fruit set in this self-incompatible species."
Upcoming Field Trip
Sunday, February 22, 2015: Camp Owaissa Bauer and Hattie Bauer Hammock Preserve.
We'll explore these South Miami-Dade county parks to look for interesting plants and butterflies in the hammocks and open fields. We'll start first at Owaissa Bauer and then we will move to Hattie Bauer (former Orchid Jungle) nearby.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Bring: Sun protection, water, binoculars if you are interested in trying to spot butterflies, lunch if you want to picnic
- Lost/late? Try Patty's cell (305-878-5705), the day of the trip only, 305-255-6404 before that day