The newly elected board is planning for a great new year:
We are already working hard to book great speakers for 2015, and we are off to a great start:
January 21, 2015: Florida's Edible Wild Plants
Peggy Lantz, author of Florida's Edible Wild Plants, will introduce you to a whole variety of gourmet treats using leaves, flowers, seeds and roots of Florida’s wild plants. She will tell you how to locate, identify, and prepare plants that may be growing in your back yard or the nearby woods.
A native Floridian, Peggy is a Florida Master Naturalist, musician, horseman, leathercrafter, outdoors woman, and editor and author. Her numerous publications reflect her many interests. She served as editor of the Florida Native Plant Society’s publications and its magazine, The Palmetto, for 15 years, and as editor of Florida Audubon Society’s magazine, The Florida Naturalist. More
Dr. Reed Noss, a highly acclaimed conservation scientist and author, will be discussing his book, Forgotten Grasslands of the South: Natural History and Conservation (Island Press, 2013). at our monthly meeting, 7 pm, Weds March 18.
Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America. Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and persisted over time and addresses questions that are fundamental for conserving these vital yet poorly understood ecosystems.
With a unique blend of science and personal observation, Dr. Reed Noss will provide fascinating insights into these little known ecosystems. He will demonstrate the importance of natural history to the practice of conservation. He will also discuss fire ecology in Florida and disturbance ecology. More