Welcome to the Suncoast Native Plant Society
Join us on October 15, 2014 for:
Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide Dr. Walter Kingsley Taylor
For those of us who study the flora of Florida, he needs no introductions. We have a more than a few of his books on the shelves already. Dr. Walter Kingsley Taylor, a well-known university professor, botanist and author, will be discussing his most recent book, Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide at the Suncoast Native Plant Society monthly meeting, 7 pm, Weds October 15. Like the doctor himself, his talk promises to be enlightening and entertaining.
After 35 years of service, Professor Taylor retired from the University of Central Florida, where he taught a variety of biology courses. In 1999, Taylor received the University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the highest recognition given by U.C.F. for undergraduate instruction. Upon retirement in 2004, Dr. Taylor was named Professor Emeritus of Biology.
Don't Miss the FaLL Plant Festival...
USF BOTANICAL GARDENS 2014 FALL PLANT FESTIVAL, October 11 & 12
SNPS will once again be selling native plants at the USF Fall Plant Sale. We will have an assortment of native wildflowers, trees and shrubs, as well as books and free literature promoting native plants and the Florida Native Plant Society. This is the Bay area's largest FALL plant sale.
$5.00 general admission. Children under 12 and USF Botanical Garden membrs are admitted free.
Entries for the Scarecrow Contest will be on display throughout the gardens. There will also be a Vegetable Gardening Workshop at 11 am on Saturday, October 11.
SNPS members are encouraged to volunteer to help with the sale on Friday (set-up) or Saturday or Sunday. You can sign up at the monthly meeting.