Magnolia Chapter FNPS

Magnolia Chapter's calendars for 2019, Notes From the Field: Fire Followers, have arrived!!!

Contact Ann Johnson if you would like to arrange to:
- pick some calendars up prior to the next meeting, or
- have some calendars mailed to specific addresses.
Ann's email address is

We will have plenty of calendars available for purchase at:
- tonight's Sarracenia meeting, and
- our next Magnolia Chapter meeting on Dec 6th.

It is a beautiful calendar with lots of useful information!
Mike Jenkins did a nice job of laying out the photographs!
Give Mike a big "thank you" whenever you see him!
Remember, this is the main fundraiser for our chapter!
The purpose of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
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Tonight: Sarracenia Chapter Meeting - Susan Carr

November 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Wakulla Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville, FL

Florida’s public conservation lands are home to our native plants and native plant habitats, including many of the natural areas that we know and love.  In light of rapid development, land conservation is essential to protect remaining natural areas and resources.  What is the current status of Florida’s public lands, and how are environmentally sensitive lands identified and protected?  Dr. Carr will discuss how conservation lands in North Florida are identified and protected, and how nonprofit land trusts contribute to this effort.  In addition, she will outline how FNPS citizen science and advocacy can help with Florida land protection, and management of our precious publicly owned natural areas.

(Susan Carr is a North Florida native, where her interest in the natural world began in the wild lands of Alachua County.  After receiving a B.S. in Botany from the University of Florida, Susan worked as an ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy before returning to graduate school to earn a master’s degree in plant biology from Louisiana State University.  She later returned to school and received a Ph.D. from the University of Florida where she studied the ecology and diversity of fire-maintained Florida pinelands.  These days Susan directs her energy toward protecting natural Florida as a Program Manager with North Florida Land Trust, and as President of the Florida Native Plant Society.)

Upcoming Programs for 2018-2019

December 6th - Reed Noss - Florida Needs Fire!

January 3rd - Houston Snead - Conservation Projects Funded by the Jacksonville Zoo

February 7th - Peter Kleinhenz - Botanizing by Phone: Using iNaturalist to Learn, Document and Conserve Florida's Wildflowers

March 7th - Kevin Hiers - Prescribed Fire

April 4th - Harley Means - Geology of Steephead Ravines

May 2nd - Craig Huegel - Roots and How They Work

For additional and updated details about the Thursday evening programs and the accompanying Saturday morning field trips, please refer to our chapter's website calendar page.

Get involved with volunteer workday opportunities...

Angus Gholson Nature Park - contact Diana Picklesimer at

Maclay Gardens Native Arboretum - contact Ann Johnson at

Milkweed initiative - check Facebook - Monarch-Milkweed-Initiative@st. marks nwr

TorreyaKeepers - contact Leigh Brooks at

Upsy Daisy Plant Rescue Society - contact Gail Fishman at

Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Lost Creek Forest, and Cherokee Pollinator Garden - contact Beth Grant at

Next Monarch-Milkweed-Initiative Workday: 11/28/18

Hi Everyone, Cold rainy weather caused us to cancel the workday on November 14. Weather predictions are always iffy, so I urge you to check for updates on Facebook or e-mail - I try to get those out the evening before IF we decide to cancel - and feel free to email me if you have a question.
We will NOT have a workday this Wednesday, November 21 since it is the day before Thanksgiving. If you are like me, no matter how much I plan, I always end up in the grocery on that afternoon in the middle of last-minute TG shopping madness.
We plan to host workdays on November 28, and December 5, 12, and 19. Ours tasks for these days will be upgrading plants and beginning to sow seeds for the spring. 
We will NOT have a workday on December 26, since that is the day after Christmas.
Looking to January, we are uncertain about January 2 since that is the day after New Year's Day. If anyone is interested in coming out on that day, please let me know by December 30.
That's if for now. Enjoy the next few days with family, friends, and food and we'll see you next week - weather permitting. 
As always, thank you for helping us with this important project.

Next Wolf Creek Workday on December 5th

We will have a Wolf Creek work day Wednesday December 5th at 9 a.m., continuing to clear the trails in preparation for next year's bloom and invasive removals in the flood plain. Bring some lunch if you would like to  eat with us in the forest . Some of us will then stay over for the Wolf Creek volunteers leadership meeting at 1:30 in Cairo. Newcomers welcome.

Upcoming Magnolia Chapter Event Booths...

Deerlake Family Science Night
Wednesday, November 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Other Events

Friends of the Apalachicola National Forest: Facebook

Sarracenia Chapter: Facebook

Hairstreak Chapter of NABA: Calendar 

Apalachee Audubon : Calendar 

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative: Facebook

Call for Photos for 2020 Magnolia Chapter Calendar - Theme: "Plants that like their feet wet: Deadline: 1/31/19

Just a few suggestions to get you thinking – don’t be limited by these!
spring runs: spider lilies, irises, Zizania (wild rice)
river floodplain swamps: butterweed (Packera), green haw
blackwater rivers: buttonbush
wet prairies: Chapman’s  St John’s wort, Rhexia virginica
 hydric hammocks: Leitneria floridana (Florida corkwood)
shrub bogs: Pinckneya, black titi, white titi, Macranthera, Azaleas,
karst pond borders (Econfina Creek WMA): Drosera filiformis, Hypericum lissophloeus
myrtle holly ponds: Rhexia parviflora
small open water ponds:  Utricularia cornuta, U. radiata, Nymphoides (little floating heart)
wet flatwoods : Pluchea sp.
Coastal dune swales: purple muhly grass; marsh pennywort
Tidal marshes: Hibiscus
Fresh marshes: eastern bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)

Please email submissions to Ann Johnson at

Meeting schedule: 1st Thursday of the month from September through May. Come to socialize at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and program at 7:45 PM.

Meeting Place: King Building on the FSU Campus (319 Stadium Drive) Room 1024 – Free evening campus parking at the parking garage south of the King Building off Stadium Drive, or the parking lot east of the King Building following Psychology Way south from Call Street. Room 1024 is at the back of the King Building - see campus map at for meeting location.
All meetings are free and open to the public.
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