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Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, February 11, 2020 Meeting

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 1, 2020

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.

Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, February 11, 2020 Meeting

The subject of the Tuesday, February 11, 2020, meeting is “Common Non-Venomous and Venomous Snakes of Tampa Bay Area”, presented by Dennis Beeker.  Dennis lives in Pinellas County and has a reptile collection of 13 non-venomous snakes, one lizard, 2 turtles, and a large African tortoise.  He rescues and relocates native reptiles and tries to find forever homes for any non-native or permanently injured reptiles.

Dennis is the Vice President of the Suncoast Herpetological Society and a member of the Tampa Bay Turtle and Tortoise Society.  He is also a Board Member of the Friends of Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Clearwater, takes care of the park reptiles and gives talks to park visitors to educate them about reptiles.

Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend, to bring questions about their yard, and 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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