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.
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