Welcome to the Suncoast Native Plant Society
NOVEMBER is a great month for viewing native wildflowers. Make sure you get outdoors to see explosion of color! A few of our favorites that are blooming now are liatris, goldenrods, carphephorus and yellow asters.
Not sure where to go? Check out these issues of the Grapevine for suggestions:
- Duette Preserve, Manatee County To come...November 2014
- Balm Scrub, Hillsborough County, October 2014
- Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Okeechobee County, November 2013
- Cockroach Bay Preserve, Hillsborough County, November 2012
Do you want to know more about the plants that bloom in the fall? The Grapevine has great plant profiles as well:
- Carphephorus corymbosus, Florida Paintbrush, November 2013
- Solidago fistulosa, Pinebarren Goldenrod, October 2013
- Muhlenbergia capillaris, Muhly grass, October 2013
- Pityopsis graminifolia, silk-grass, goldenaster, September 2010
All issues of the Grapevine are available for download here.
Join us at our next chapter meeting on November 19, 2014 for: Steamy Waters: The Amazing World of Fish Sex (rated PG 13) Presented by Craig A. Watson, Director of the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL)
The Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory(TAL), located in Ruskin, is part of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation Program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS). Craig will discuss current research being conducted at the TAL, including ornamental aquaculture production and management, aquatic animal health, ornamental fish reproduction, and nonindigenous aquatic species ecology and management. Craig has developed expertise in a wide range of issues surrounding the commercial success of ornamental aquaculture, including reproduction strategies, hatchery and system design, chemical and drug usage, and environmental practices. His life’s work has taken him to every continent except Antarctica, focusing on issues surrounding aquaculture and capture fisheries involved in the aquarium industry.
THANK YOU to all of those who volunteered at the
USF BOTANICAL GARDENS 2014 FALL PLANT FESTIVAL
It was a great success. We sold lots of plants and gained 6 new members!
Banner Image: Goldenrod, Duette Preserve
by Donna Bollenbach