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Magnolia Chapter FNPS

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 6 - Magnolia Field Trip - Spring Canyon
  • Apr 8 - Friends of Apalachicola National Forest
  • Apr 16 - Sarracenia Meeting - Ants and Plants
  • Apr 18 - Audubon Meeting - Roadsides
  • Apr 20 - Angus Gholson Nature Park Workday
  • Apr 20 - Friends of Torreya State Park - Planting Trees
  • Apr 26-28 - City Nature Challenge / EcoCitizen Day
  • Apr 30 - RAZOR lecture series - Carnivorous Plants
  • May 11 - Lost Creek Forest - Florida Milkvine
  • May 16 - 19 - FNPS 39th Annual Conference 
  • Additional announcements
  • See below for additional details:
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4/6 - Field Trip location change: Spring Canyon

4/8 - Friends of Apalachicola National Forest

Monday 8 April 2019, 7:30 to 9 PM
FSU, Department of Biological Science, 1024 King Building, 319 Stadium Drive
 
The Rare Plant Committee of the Friends of the Apalachicola National Forest will present a review of:
 
“Vegetation and Rare Plant Management in Apalachicola National Forest”
 
In three parts:
 
“Ecology and Distribution”
Ann Johnson, Florida Natural Areas Inventory
 
“Beasley Pond Case Study”
Jeff Glitzenstein
Research Associate and Beadel Fellow, Tall Timbers Research Associate
 
“Management Overview and Evaluation”
Tom Greene
Independent Botanist/Ecologist
Milkweed Wednesdays
Sarracenia Meeting, April 16
4/18 - Apalachee Audubon Meeting

Roadside Birding and Wildflowers with Rob Lengacher, Eleanor Dietrich, and David Roddenberry

It is possible to enjoy wildflowers and birds from the roadside! Our panelists will share some of the special places in our region where you can see beautiful birds and flowers and a host of other special wildlife without having to hike off the roadway.

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
King Life Sciences Bldg., 319 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL
4/20 - Angus Gholson Nature Park Workdays

Saturday April 20 
Saturday May 18
Saturday June 8

PURPOSE:  to remove invasive non-Native plants 
TIME: 9am - 12pm 
LOCATION :  Angus Gholson Nature Park, Park Street, Chattahoochee, Fl
WEAR:  protective clothing, sturdy shoes, gloves, hat & bug spray. 
This is challenging work since there are so many downed trees. 
Snacks are provided at noon
Contact Diana at 229-416-9629
4/20 - Friends of Torreya State Park - Planting Trees

On Saturday, April 20, the Friends of Torreya State Park will host a special event at the park to commemorate Earth Day. Please join us in helping Mother Nature along by planting trees to replace some of those destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Meet at the campground at 9 am. Bring your shovel, loppers, and work gloves. Refreshments provided. For questions, contact Leigh Brooks, 850-643-3831.
4/26 - 4/28 - City Nature Challenge
4/30 - Tom Miller - Carnivorous Plants in North FL

Tom Miller, Ph.D. | Professor | Biological Science, FSU
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center

Very few people realize that North Florida has a very high diversity of carnivorous plants. Local native savannas and forests contain pitcher plants, butterworts, bladderworts, sundews, and dew threads. This talk will introduce some of our local species, while also providing information about the evolution, biogeography, and ecology of these unusual and beautiful plants. April is when many of these species are flowering, so some plants will be shown at the talk and advice on seeing these plants in nature will be provided.

Tom Miller was raised mostly in the southwestern United States and always assumed that carnivorous plants were only found in exotic tropical forests.  However, he was first exposed to pitcher plants while working in his Ph.D. in Michigan, and was thrilled to find the same species when he moved to Florida.  He as been a faculty at Florida State since 1989, where he teaches ecology.  His research is focused on the small critters that live inside pitcher plants, as well as on the vegetation of coastal dunes and barrier islands.

RAZOR Lecture Series, https://www.challengertlh.com/razor-lecture-series/

5/11 - Lost Creek Forest - Florida Milkvine
5/16 - 5/19 - FNPS 39th Annual Conference

"Transitions" - Plantation on Crystal River, Crystal River, FL

Thursday, May 16: Field Trips & Workshops
Friday, May 17: Programs - Featured speakers: Jack Putz and Tom Hoctor
Saturday, May 18: Programs - Featured speakers: Reed Noss and Eric Draper
Sunday, May 19: Field Trips

Online registration at discounted rate until May 8: https://www.fnps.org/conference/register
Field Trips are filling up, so register as soon as you can!

 

Get involved with volunteer workday opportunities...


Angus Gholson Nature Park - contact Diana Picklesimer at Diana.Picklesimer@gmail.com

Maclay Gardens Native Arboretum - contact Ann Johnson at ajohnson@fnai.fsu.edu

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

TorreyaKeepers - contact Leigh Brooks at Leigh@TorreyaKeepers.org

Upsy Daisy Plant Rescue Society - contact Gail Fishman at grtener@gmail.com

Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Lost Creek Forest, and Cherokee Pollinator Garden - contact Beth Grant at bethgrant@bellsouth.net

Other Events

Friends of the Apalachicola National Forest: Facebook

Sarracenia Chapter: Facebook

Hairstreak Chapter of NABA: Calendar 

Apalachee Audubon : Calendar 

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative: Facebook

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 campus.map.fsu.edu for meeting location.
 
All meetings are free and open to the public.
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