|Coccoloba Chapter FNPS||
Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
(covering mostly Lee County, Florida)
Chapter Meetings (open to the public)
We are delighted to have found our new home for our monthly chapter meetings. We will meet at Holton Eco-Preserve at
Universalist Unitarian Church
located at 13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912
on the THIRD THURSDAY of the month at 6:30 pm for socializing.
At 7 pm, our speaker will present an informative and relative topic.
Then, after a short business meeting, we will auction off native plants donated by our members.
Save the monarch butterflies by saving the native milkweeds!
Scott Davis, of St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge visits to explain his work with saving the native milkweeds. Scott recently visited Koreshan State Historic Site to inspect and offer assistance with the endangered Asclepias curtissii on the property. In this talk, he will explain the Monarch-Milkweed Initiative and efforts to save the monarch butterfly populations, which, by some estimates, have declined 90-99%.
WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON ...
A turkey trot/waddle down a dippy trippy area of Big Cypress National Preserve let by Dr. Jim Burch, who is retired from Big Cypress National Preserve.
Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10 am. Details to follow ...
Take a break and watch a two-minute video from Koreshan State Historic Site's Native Plant Nursery ...
Did You Know?
Through native plant sales and grant plantings, the Coccoloba chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society has provided over 100,000 trees to Lee County over the past decade.
With the generous support of our sponsors, we can continue providing FREE CLASSES, along with plant sales, field trips, public school plantings and more. Thank you so much to Lee County Division of Natural Resources, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council and Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program.
Special thanks to CHNEP for helping with so many of our educational projects to fulfill our mission of preserving, conserving and restoring native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
The Florida Native Plant Society promotes the Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of the Native Plants and Native Plant Communities of Florida
Each Sunday we are promoting native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site's Farmers Market. We need help from either 7-2 or 9-2. You select your time slot. This is a great opportunity to learn about native plants, if you're not familiar with them. For more details call or Marlene at (239) 273-8945, or click the button to email her
DID YOU KNOW ...
Often, we will use native plants during our outreach events and classes. These plants are offered for sale at the end of the event. Why? Because native plants are not always easy to find and purchase. Therefore, we can get you started right away providing vital food and habitat to our local wildlife.