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Magnolia Chapter FNPS

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 30 - Small Landowner Stewardship Meeting
  • Apr 1 - Deadline for Grant Applications
  • Apr 3 - Wolf Creek Workday
  • Apr 3 - Milkweed Workday
  • Apr 4 - Magnolia Meeting - Harley Means
  • Apr 6 - Magnolia Field Trip - Harley Means
  • Apr 16 - Sarracenia Meeting - Ants and Plants
  • Apr 18 - Audubon Meeting - Roadsides
  • Apr 20 - Angus Gholson Nature Park Workday
  • 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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Small Landowner Stewardship Group Meeting, March 30

If you own a tract of natural land and have questions about land management, you are invited to attend a meeting with other landowners.  We are small landowners with the goal of helping to make connections among small landowners struggling with the same land management issues.

This is an informal group providing this service to those who wish to restore and manage their land to a heathy natural condition.  Tracts of twenty-five to a few hundred acres are appropriate.  We will have some land management experts present to talk with us about such topics as prescribed fire, control of invasive plants, and native plant reintroduction.  However, we also want to hear about the issues and potential solutions you have grappled with on your property.   

Our first meeting will be Saturday, March 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Tall Timbers (13093 Henry Beadel Drive, Tallahassee).  There is no fee.  Bring a lawn chair, your lunch, beverage and your questions. 

Mark your calendar and spread the word to your friends and neighbors who may be interested.  Smaller landowners can have an even larger impact when they work together to create corridors or clusters of habitat.

To help in our planning efforts, please consider sending me your phone number, and the acreage and county your land is located within.  This is not necessary to participate.  The agenda will be provided.

Jim A. Stevenson - Naturalist  & small landowner - 562-5716 - Florida_springs@comcast.net  

Deadline for Applying for Grants - April 1st

Next Wolf Creek Workday, Wednesday, April 3

Wolf Creek work day, April 3, 9:00 am to noonish. Bring lunch if you want to eat together. Group meeting to discuss 2019 bloom at Chamber of Commerce at 1:30 pm. Contact Beth Grant, bethgrant@bellsouth.net.
Next Milkweed Workday - Wednesday, April 3
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 4th
Our next field trip will be on Saturday, April 6th

Sarracenia Meeting, April 16
Apalachee Audubon Meeting, April 18

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
Angus Gholson Nature Park Workdays, April 20...

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
Little Fields of Horrors: 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/

FNPS 39th Annual Conference, May 16 - 19, 2019

"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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