Talk & Tour: Wildflower Walk

Talk & Tour: Wildflower Walk

Saturday, September 14, 2019

 

Join local plant expert Steve Dickman and Heartwood friends for this popular fall wildflower walk and see what’s blooming in the preserve. The Wildflower Walk will start at Heartwood Preserve’s Welcome Center, 4100 Starkey Boulevard, Trinity, 1.5 miles from SR 54. This walk will be one hour.

YOUR GUIDE: STEVE DICKMAN

Steve has lead field trips for the Suncoast Chapter (Hillsborough County) of the Florida Native Plant Society for several years.

He has 22 years of public and private sector experience in Land Management in West Central Florida applying prescribed fire & working to control exotic pest plants.

Steve currently works as Environmental Land Management Technician for Hillsborough County Conservation & Environmental Lands Department.

 

Wear walking shoes, bring water, and sunscreen if you wish. This walk is appropriate for children age 5 years and older accompanied by an adult, but please leave your dog at home. Call if you have questions: 727-376-5111.

 

Let’s see how many Native (and not-so-native species) will be identified in 1 hour!

 


Wildflower Walk

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019, 9:00 AM

Heartwood Preserve
4100 Starkey Blvd New Port Richey, FL

4 Members Attending

Talk & Tour: Wildflower Walk Join local plant expert Steve Dickman and Heartwood friends for this popular fall Wildflower Walk and see what’s blooming in the preserve. The walk will begin at Heartwood Preserve’s Welcome Center, 4100 Starkey Boulevard, Trinity, 1.5 miles from SR 54. and last one hour. YOUR GUIDE: STEVE DICKMAN Steve has lead field t…

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Florida Native Plant Society’s 39th Annual Conference (off site event)

 

Heartwood Attending –

Come See Us!

Florida Native Plant Society’s 39th Annual Conference

“Transitions”

May 16-19, 2019 at the Plantation on Crystal River

The 39th Annual Conference will offer an abundance of presentations and workshops:

  • Amazing speakers
  • 2 days of awesome field trips
  • Cutting-edge science
  • Current issues
  • Conservation, restoration and citizen science
  • Climate-change adaptation
  • Advocacy opportunities
  • Native plant vendors
  • Silent action

The FNPS’s theme this year “Transitions” is pertinent to the Nature Coast region of Florida in a number of ways – sea level rise, migrations of ecosystems due to climate change, and the transition zone between north and south Florida.  In this region you will also see the transition of cave system into Karst, spring flows to tannic flows, and water quality transitions.  The region also has a large diversity of plant communities and the transitions between uplands and wetlands are common, dramatic and highly visible – a great place to introduce people to Florida’s diverse natural communities.

Look for Laura & Diana at Heartwood’s vendor table.

Our Welcome Center

will be open from

9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

ONLY on Friday, May 19th.

Preserve gates will be open normal, posted hours

 

FNPS Schedule of events

 

 

 

 

Off Site Event: 2019 Florida Wildflower Symposium

2019 Florida Wildflower Symposium

Exhibitors • Field Trips • Presentations • Native Plant Sale • Workshops

The Florida Wildflower Symposium is the only educational gathering of its kind, focusing exclusively on Florida’s native wildflowers and the wildlife that depends on them.

The 10th  annual symposium will offer field trips to local natural areas, hands-on workshops, and educational presentations by experts on planting and growing native wildflowers, creating habitat for pollinators, and much more. You won’t want to miss this fun and informative event!

 

Come see us and other wonderful Vendors:

 April 12 and 13 in Gainesville

Event location

Straughn UF/IFAS Extension Professional Development Center
2142 Shealy Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608

INFO: The Florida Wildflower Symposium

Sponsorship Info

 

 

Welcome Center Open 9:30 am – 12:30 PM

only on Friday 4/12/19.

Preserve gates will be open normal, posted hours

 

 

Where Have All the Cattle Gone? (off site event)

 

February 2, 2019

11:00 AM

Hosted by the West Pasco Audubon Society

Held at: Starkey Environmental Education Center, Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

Where Have All the Cattle Gone?

Laura Starkey is a daughter of Marsha and Jay B Starkey, Jr. and granddaughter of Jay B Starkey, Sr., the namesake of the Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park. At our March meeting, she will share with us the history of her family and the cattle ranch where she grew up, the majority of which is now the JBSWP, in a once-rural Odessa. She will talk about the formation of the Starkey Wilderness Park and how her generation of the family has faced the realities and challenges of being ranch landowners in one of the fastest developing urban regions of Florida. 

 

Speaker: Laura Starkey

For more information please contact: jmike65@gmail.com

(West Pasco Audubon Society, Inc.)

Click here for West Pasco Audubon Programs and Field Trips information

10500 Wilderness Park Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655

 

 

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER DAY

 

 

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

9 AM – 12 PM

 

Enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to connect with nature?

Heartwood Preserve’s Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of “Friends of Heartwood Preserve”, who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhood and this natural habitat.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018

HEARTWOOD PRESERVE VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

9 AM – 12 PM


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:

You will help our Nature Preserve by removing exotic invasive weeds, maintaining our native wildflower beds, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help with the upkeep of this ecosystem for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! You will also learn about plants that belong, and those that don’t. We will be working outdoors, so please dress in weather appropriate attire, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes (old sneakers or boots), sun protection and be sure to bring a water bottle. We will have cool water to refill bottles, along with snacks, to keep everyone hydrated & fortified.

 

*Please RSVP by Monday, 10/15/18*

Ages 12 and up are welcome (ages 12 to 17 must have parent/guardian sign a release).

 

 

On-going Volunteer Roles Needed:

  • Caretakers for our Native Plant Garden/Butterfly Garden
  • Removal of invasive species
  • School Group Community Service
  • Community Service Projects
  • Trash pick-up

 

 

Volunteer hours provided, bring your company or school forms.

Contact Laura for more information

 

 

4100 STARKEY BOULEVARD

TRINITY, FL 34655

727.376.5111

Talk & Tour: Earth Day

Earth Day Talk & Tour: Topic: “Native Plants Are Not Weeds!”

 

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

 9:00 AM – 10 AM 

Join us for our monthly Talk & Tour Series at Heartwood Preserve.

Come and learn about Florida’s Native Plants from our Guest Speaker, a Master Gardener & a member of the Nature Coast Chapter of the Native Plant Society: Mary Ellen Gotto.

What are native plants?  What is the importance of native plants to the environment and for wildlife?

Find out more about purchasing and planting Florida Native Plants for your home. 

Handouts available to take with you AND one very lucky attendee will leave with a door prize: a Native Plant from Mary Ellen’s personal, award-winning garden!

 

This Talk & Tour will last about one hour, and all ages are welcome.

Reservations are not required but appreciated.

Meet at Heartwood’s Welcome Center.

 

 

 

Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity, FL 34655

(727) 376-5111

 

  • guided slow-paced walk

  • bring water

  • wear insect repellent if you wish

  • wear comfortable clothing & closed-toe shoes

  • call for questions/details/RSVP