What we're about

This meetup group is for the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Our mission is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of Florida's native plants and native plant communities. We have field trips to see Florida's wild areas both near and far, presentations by various speakers on a wide range of environmental subjects, plant sales, and volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about native plants, gardening and landscaping with natives, Florida's ecology, and basically, what the heck all those leafy green things growing out there in the woods are - we are the group for you! Please keep in mind, that while we allow anyone to join our Meetup group, being a Meetup member is not the same as being a member of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Please come to a few of our meetings and field trips, and if you enjoy what we do, consider becoming an official member of the Florida Native Plant Society/Suncoast Chapter.

Florida Native Plant Society http://www.fnps.org/

Suncoast Native Plant Society http://suncoast.fnpschapters.org/

Upcoming events (5+)

Native Plant Walks at Lettuce Lake

Lettuce Lake Park

Come discover the beauty of native plants on a guided walk with a representative of the Suncoast Native Plant Society. The two hour walk will start at the Visitor’s Center. After a short presentation, we will walk the park trails and boardwalk to see what grows naturally in the hardwood swamp and learn how native plants benefit us. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are FREE, but there is a $2 entrance fee per vehicle (up to 8 people) to get into the park.

Spring Plant Festival at USF: SNPS Native Plant Sale

USF Botanical Gardens

Come visit SNPS at the 2019 Spring Plant Festival (http://gardens.usf.edu/data/springfestival-SPR2017.pdf)at the USF Botanical Gardens. Every Spring and Fall the Suncoast Native Plant Society sells hundreds of native plants at the USF Botanical Gardens. SNPS will be there on Saturday April 13 from 10 am til 4 pm and Sunday, April 14 from 10 am til 3 pm for the Spring Festival. Bring your wagon and load up on wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees that are ready-made for Florida's unique climate and soils. Attract more birds and butterflies with native plants and create the look that is Florida's alone. Come early so you don't miss our huge selection.

Chapter Meeting

Seminole Heights Branch Library

Arian Farid, director of USF Herbarium

Monthly Field Trip

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Green Swamp West tract. Details to follow soon.

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Monthly Field Trip

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