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Rare and Endangered Wildflowers of Florida

Our July meeting is our annual joint meeting with Tampa Audubon and the Sierra Club so we move it to Nature's Classroom to accommodate the big crowd.  From 4-6 PM we have a guided tour of the grounds, a potluck dinner is from 6-7 PM and at 7 PM our program begins.

Renowned Florida naturalist, Roger Hammer, will bring you on a photographic and  informational journey to discover the rare and endangered wildflowers of Florida, including some special orchids.  A retired senior naturalist for the Miami-Dade Parks Department, and author of several popular guides to the wildflowers of southern Florida, Roger Hammer is well versed in endangered plants, and is a highly sought after speaker. His entertaining and informative programs are enriched with his beautiful photography.

Don't miss this opportunity to attend this joint program and hear Roger speak about the rare and endangered plant species of Florida.

If you didn't attend Hillsborough public schools in the 6th grade and missed experiencing Nature's Classroom, come for the tour from 4-5 for the grounds tour, including the new native plant area, and from 5-6 to see the Reptile Room and the live native animals rescued and protected at Nature's Classroom.

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There will also be a Book sale and a native plant auction.  So bring your favorite dinner dish to share and join the fun.  We look forward to seeing you at this great event.

Roger Hammer is a well known author and photographer, with several excellent    guides to Wildflowers of the Everglades and the Keys, with two new books to be released this year: Everglades Wildflowers, 2nd Edition and Hummingbird & Butterfly Gardening in Tropical Florida . He holds an Honorary Doctor of Science from Florida International University (2012, and has received numerous awards for his work as a naturalist from the Florida Native Plant Society, Audubon Society and the North American Butterfly Association. He is a sought after speaker and a keynote speaker at many state conferences. A retired senior naturalist for the Miami-Dade parks department, Roger is also a board member of the Tropical Audubon Society and a part-time instructor at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden..

Photo of Roger Hammer by Paul Marcellini



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  • Michelle H.

    Can't make it after all. Will try to make it to another event.

    July 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it in time for the tour. Will they even have it with this weather?

    July 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can attend the program at 7pm.

    July 16, 2014

  • Michelle H.

    I am attending the program at 7. Will be bring my husband as he is very interested in plants too!

    July 15, 2014

  • Hany

    Hey Devon, I wish I could do the tour but unfortunately I'll pass on it this time but would love to join the group to the second part of the program to hear the lecture, I'll be with my husband at 6pm. for the potluck shared dinner. Thanks for the invite, hope to see you tomorrow at the event.

    July 15, 2014

  • Michelle H.

    May bring my husband

    July 13, 2014

  • Devon

    Hey Kristy! Perhaps your tree will sprout from the stem. You may want to give it time.

    We have an upcoming meeting next week at Nature's Classroom and plan to have another plant auction. Maybe you can find another plant to replace it.

    July 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI, I bought a small tree during the May Butterfly Mtg. It was to be a flowering citrus type fruit that both bloomed and bore fruit at the same time. Anyone know the name or how to replace? My lawn guy just mowed mine down ;-(.

    July 10, 2014

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