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 »
November 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)
Free and open to the public
"Common diseases and disorders affecting plants in the South Florida landscape" - Dr. Aaron J. Palmateer, University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center
This presentation will include both non-native and native plants that are affected with diseases or disorders. Dr. Palmateer has a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Auburn University, AL. He is an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology and director of the University of Florida’s Extension Plant Diagnostic Clinic at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, FL.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3 – 5 p.m.: Matheson Hammock Park.
The hammock on the west of Old Cutler Road is one of the best examples of coastal rockland hammocks in Florida. Over 100 acres of restored forest with unique geological formations such as solution holes covered with tropical ferns, and some of the largest hammock trees remaining in Dade County. Hurricanes in 2005 altered the canopy, so we'll see the continued changes and challenges to restoration efforts.
- Difficulty: Moderate (rocky off trails), easy if you stay on trails.
- Leaders: All of us
- Lost/late? Try Patty's cell (305-878-5708)