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Florida Native Plant Society, January 14, 2020 Meeting Announcement

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on December 20, 2019

The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at The Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O’ Lakes, 34639, between SR 52 and SR 54.

Florida Native Plant Society, January 14, 2020 Meeting Announcement

The subject of the Tuesday, January 14, 2020, meeting is “Lawn to Wildflowers: Creating Pollinator Friendly Wildflower Habitat”, presented by Nash Turley.  Lawn to Wildflowers is a citizen science project focused on converting lawns to pollinator-friendly wildflower habitat and engaging the public in collecting data on plant pollinators.  Nash, and other researchers at UCF, are developing a mobile app that will educate users on pollinator natural history and lawn restoration techniques as well as making it easy to purchase native plants and seeds.

Nash is a plant and insect ecologist, the co-founder of Lawn to Wildflowers and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Biology Department at the University of Central Florida.  His background in biology is broad having conducted research on plant-insect interactions, evolutionary biology, and restoration ecology of prairies and longleaf pine savannas.  Now Nash’s work with Lawn to Wildflowers focuses on working with the public to convert lawns to pollinator-friendly habitat.

Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend, to bring questions about their yard, and to participate in light refreshments and the native plant drawing. Telephone inquiries are taken by Sandy at (727) 207-1853.

Chapter website: http://www.pasconativeplants.org.


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