The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida and the use of Florida native plants in landscaping.The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS) is one of more than 20 chapters around the state and includes residents of Monroe County. More about us »
Next Meeting in Dade County
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Free and open to the public
A Second Look at Everglades Wildflowers - Roger L. Hammer
Roger's presentation coincides with the 2nd edition 2015 release of Everglades Wildflowers. Roger traveled thousands of miles through six counties to photograph more than 360 wildflowers in six months. This effort led to a vastly improved book on the wildflowers of the historic Everglades region.
On the heels of that book came Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida, which covers 80 Florida native species and 120 non-native species that can be successfully grown in USDA Zones 10 and 11 (coastal Central Florida, mainland South Florida, and the Florida Keys). No previous books covered this region of Florida with any thoroughness, so this book is for gardeners who live within the scope of the book. Both books will be available at the meeting. Roger is currently working on a new wildflower guide for Central Florida.
Roger Hammer is a retired Miami-Dade County naturalist, author, photographer and native plant aficionado. In addition to the two books featured this month, he has written four other books on Florida and wildflower identification cards for different parts of Florida. He received the first Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award in 1982 from the Dade Chapter FNPS for "education, research, promotion, and preservation of native plants"; a Green Palmetto Award from FNPS; a Lifetime Achievement Award from three local organizations; and an Honorary Dr. of Science from FIU. He is a long-time member and supporter of FNPS.
Upcoming Field Trip
Saturday, May 16, 2015, Dagny Johnson Key Largo Ham-mock Botanical State Park.
An easy, shady walk. Details TBA