AFTER THE BURN, EDUCATIONAL TOUR
with Laura Starkey
5 weeks post burn
- closed shoes required
- Long pants, water bottle & insect repellent recommended
- Refreshments & ice cream provided
with Laura Starkey
Volunteers needed to help revamp the Heartwood pollinator garden.
We will briefly discuss the ecological importance of native flowering plants to local pollinators with the hope that this helps inspire attendees to create their own pollinator friendly food sources.
We will provide coffee, a light breakfast and water, but please bring your own water bottle, sunscreen and/or bug spray if you need it.
Sunday, May 16th, 9 AM – 12:00 PM (or whenever we finish planting all our plants)
Let’s see how many Native (and not-so-native species) will be identified in 1 hour!
The 39th Annual Conference will offer an abundance of presentations and workshops:
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.
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!
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.
Ages 12 and up are welcome (ages 12 to 17 must have parent/guardian sign a release).
On-going Volunteer Roles Needed:
Volunteer hours provided, bring your company or school forms.
Contact Laura for more information
10500 Wilderness Park Boulevard
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Trinity, FL 34655