Magnolia Chapter FNPS

Upcoming Events:

  • Feb 16, 10-4 - Audubon's  Annual Wildlife-Friendly Yards Tour tomorrow!
  • Feb 16 - Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve is approaching peak bloom time!
  • Feb. 19 - Sarracenia Chapter meeting - David Cook & Gail Fishman
  • Feb 23 - Angus Gholson Nature Park workday next Saturday
  • Mar 7 - Next Magnolia Chapter Meeting with Kevin Hiers 
  • Mar 9 - Field Trip to Tall Timbers with Kevin Hiers
  • Mar 23 - Jones Center at Ichauway's Open House, 10 am - 2 pm
  • Magnolia Chapter website has been updated to be mobile-friendly!
  • Magnolia Chapter Grant Applications
  • Call for "Wet Feet" photos - deadline extended
  • Request from Liz Sparks, Panhandle Wildflower Alliance
  • See below for additional details:
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Audubon's Annual Wildlife-Friendly Yards Tour 

It's that time of year again for the 11th Annual Wildlife-Friendly Yards Tour sponsored by Apalachee Audubon. This year our event takes place on Saturday, February 16th from 10am - 4pm. $10 Tickets will be available, starting January 19th at Native Nurseries (1661 Centerville Rd.) and Wild Birds Unlimited (Thomasville Rd.) and will be available through the day of the tour. With this tour happening in the middle of winter, it is not the ordinary style garden tour. It's a chance to see the 'bones' of five environmentally-friendly yards and catch a glimpse of some fabulous winter birds. Winter is planting time so you can take notes then go home and start that yard project you've always wanted to do and to welcome the birds of spring to nest in your yard.

Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve -
It is Almost Peak Bloom Time!!!

Angus Gholson Nature Park Workday - Sat, Feb 23

Angus Gholson Himself Would Thank You  & With a Huge Smile!
Volunteers are needed!   
You are needed for a strenuous half day of climbing over fallen trees  to find and control invasive plants!!!   Post-hurricane efforts are much more significant because of the rearrangement of the forest at the Nature Park.  Light is pouring down on the unwelcome plants, giving them super powers!  
Bonus:  trout lilies are springing up right now in their amazing short bloom period!!
You are encouraged  to bring water, gloves, backpack or waist pack, and wear thick pants, hiking boots, a hat & layered clothes.  If you have a hard hat or snake boots, please bring these as well, although not required. 
When:  Saturday, February 23rd, 9am- 12pm
Where:  Meet at the shelter on Park Street in Angus Gholson Nature Park, Chattahoochee, Fl.
Snacks will be provided at noon.
If you have any questions, Please call 229-416-9629, Diana  
Our next meeting will be on March 7th:

Our next field trip will be on March 9th:

Jones Center at Ichauway's Open House - Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center is open to the public only one time a year, so this is a great opportunity!

It is located at 3988 Jones Center Drive, Newton, Georgia 39870
Our Magnolia Chapter Website is now Mobile-Friendly!

Check it out at

We need more "wet feet" photos - deadline extended


Upcoming Magnolia Chapter Programs for 2019

March 7th - Kevin Hiers - How Fine Scale Fire Behavior Maintains Biodiversity in Southern Pine Ecosystems

April 4th - Harley Means - Our Local Surficial Geology Dissected: How Surficial Geology Affects Ravine Development

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

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

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

Other Events

Friends of the Apalachicola National Forest: Facebook

Sarracenia Chapter: Facebook

Hairstreak Chapter of NABA: Calendar 

Apalachee Audubon : Calendar 

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative: Facebook

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