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, April 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
An Introduction to our Native Palm Species - Andrew Street, Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Enjoy an overview of Florida’s native palm trees, including their horticultural needs and identification. Bring your questions! Andrew Street is a second generation South Florida native. He is the Horticulturist at Miami Beach Botanical Garden and CEO of XOTK Grandscapes Inc. He is an FSU graduate and Certified Professional Horticulturist as well as a past board member of the South Florida Palm Society. He is an expert in the palms that can be grown in South Florida, including our native species.
Andrew is also a published author for the International Palm Society, the South Florida Palm Society, and the MBBG Horticultural newsletter. In Cutler Bay, where he lives with his wife and two boys, he grows hundreds of species of palm, as well as various cycad and Tillandsia species
Upcoming Field Trip
Saturday, April 15, 2017: Field trip to Pinelands of Everglades National Park hosted by the Broward Chapter.
Chuck McCartney will follow up on his April 12 program to the Broward Chapter with a trip to the Pine Glades Lake area of ENP to see spring wildflowers. This fresh water borrow pit is surrounded by pinelands and open area with many wildflowers. After optional lunch back at Long Pine Key, there will likely be more botanizing in that area.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Bring: Sun protection, water, lunch if you care to. Prepare for possible mosquitoes.
Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!