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Native Plant Day

The Dade Chapter FNPS 24th Native Plant Day

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bill Sadowski Park at Old Cutler Hammock
17555 SW 79 Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

FREE! Don't miss it! More information »
Programs • Nature walks • Children's activities • Plant clinic • Displays • Plant sales • Book & merchandise sales • Food • Raffles

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

Next Meeting in Dade County

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

"Endemic Wildflowers of Florida" – Roger Hammer

There are 245 plants endemic to Florida, found nowhere else in the world. Many of these endemics are state-listed endangered and threatened species, while some are federal-listed. Unlike Florida native plants that range north into other states, or south into the tropics, if we lose an endemic species, it becomes extinct. This program features endemic wildflowers found from the far western panhandle to Big Pine Key in the lower Florida Keys.

Roger Hammer is a professional naturalist and survivalist instructor for the Discovery Channel's reality television show Naked and Afraid. He was the manager of Castellow Hammock Nature Center for the Miami-Dade County Parks for 33 years, retiring in 2010. He has received numerous awards from FNPS, Tropical Audubon Society, and the North American Butterfly Association. He has given keynote speeches at FNPS state conferences and gave the keynote address at the 2008 World Orchid Conference in Miami. In 2012 he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Florida International University. He is the author of several books. Roger lives in Homestead with his wife, Michelle.

Upcoming Field Trip

Upcoming Field Trip

Saturday, March 16, 2019: Broward Chapter trip

Hillsboro Pineland led by Chuck McCartney. See

Saturday, April 13, 2019: Dade Chapter trip

Wakodahatchee and Green Cay Wetlands in Delray Beach led by Haniel Pulido. Elevated boardwalk over freshwater slough.

Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!