Magnolia Chapter FNPS

Upcoming Events:

  • Mar 13 - Environmental Lobby Day
  • Mar 16 - Birdsong Plant Sale
  • Mar 15 & 16 - US 98 Replanting
  • Mar 17 - Angus Gholson Nature Park Workday
  • Mar 17 - Sarracenia Chapter - Field Trip
  • Mar 19 - Sarracenia Chapter - Shirley Denton
  • Mar 21 - Apalachee Audubon - Backyard Biodiversity
  • Mar 23 - Jones Center at Ichauway's Open House
  • Mar 23 - Lost Creek Forest - Birds & Herps
  • Apr 1 - Deadline for Grant Applications
  • Apr 4 - Magnolia Meeting - Harley Means
  • Apr 6 - Magnolia Field Trip - Harley Means
  • Apr 26-28 - City Nature Challenge / EcoCitizen Day
  • May 11 - Lost Creek Forest - Florida Milkvine
  • May 16 - 19 - FNPS Annual Conference 
  • TorreyaKeeper & Atlanta Botanical Gardens Update
  • Additional announcements
  • See below for additional details:
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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Environmental Lobby Day at the Capitol - March 13
Birdsong Plant Sale - March 16
US 98 Replanting - March 15 & 16
Angus Gholson Nature Park Workday - March 17
  • Be green on St. Paddy's day by helping at the Angus Gholson Nature Park workday:
  • Be sure to wear your green on St. Patrick's Day, as we tromp through the green of Angus Gholson Nature Park!
  • Let us remove the invasive plants and fill our eyes with wonder!
  • This may be the best "exercise with benefits" you will be offered, since the park is in the glorious beginning of Spring blooms!
  • When: Sunday, March 17, 9am-12pm
  • Where: Angus Gholson Nature Park, Park Street, Chattahoochee, at the shelter.
  • Attire: gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, hat, layers of protective clothing. If you have a hard hat or snake boots, please bring these as well, although not required.
  • Snacks: will be provided at noon.
  • Please call 229-416-9629 if you have any questions.
Sarracenia Chapter Field Trip - March 17

Experience Being a Giant!

Come join us for a wade into the dwarf cypress in Tate’s Hell with Dr. Shirley Denton of Florida Native Plant Society. We all know this place from the boardwalk. It fascinates. But have you ever considered being out in it? We will plan to wade out into the water to look at these fantastic old trees from the ground. There is something to be said for being a giant in the middle of old, gnarled, dwarf trees. This swamp is also special in that the canopy is thin due to the smallness of the trees. A variety of plants grow in and under the water here because they get plenty of light. We will look for late winter/early spring species.

Dr. Denton advises, “Be sure to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Good shoes are those with laces, closed toes, and some support (I will wear old running shoes, but old hiking boots are probably better.) Waterproof boots will fill fast and be heavy —leave them at home. If the day is sunny, bring a hat and sunscreen. Always have water.”

The trip will be on Sunday, March 17. We will wade into the cypress wetland at approximately 10 AM at the Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk, Tate’s Hell State Forest. A secondary meet-up for carpooling from Sopchoppy will be at Sopchoppy City Hall, 105 Municipal Av., Sopchoppy (30.06181 deg. X -84.49094 deg), from which we’ll depart at 9 AM sharp.

Allow as much as 3 hours for actual field time. The boardwalk/parking site is reached by taking John Allen Rd from US 98 at a point about 6 miles east of Eastpoint, Fla., and following the signs.

Those who wish to picnic after the wade will find some amenities at the boardwalk or elsewhere in the Forest.

David Roddenberry for the Sarracenia Chapter, FNPS

Sarracenia Chapter Meeting - March 19
Apalachee Audubon - March 21
Jones Center Open House - March 23rd
Lost Creek Forest Programs - March 23 & May 11


Deadline for Applying for Grants - April 1st

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 4th
Our next field trip will be on Saturday, April 6th
City Nature Challenge & Eco-Citizen Day - April 26-28
Additional Options...

2020 Calendar photo request

2019 Calendars for Sale
TorreyaKeepers & Atlanta Botanical Gardens Update

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

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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