Mangrove Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society


Native Plant Talk and Q&A by Laura Schiller at Plant Native Day 2020

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for public events and
meetings will be revisited in the Fall and amended

according to the latest guidelines in effect at that time.


Meetings have been held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from October Through May at Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, FL. We hope to have public meetings beginning in the Fall of 2021 -- subject to COVID-19 guidelines. See Meetings for times, location and directions. All meetings are free and open to the public.  

Field Trips:

Our Field Trips are offered twice-month November through April. Field trips for this coming Fall will be subject to COVID-19 guidlines in effect at that time.   The field trips begin at 9AM, unless otherwise stated.  All field trips are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. See the Calendar for upcoming Field Trips.

Field Trip at Bill Dunson's homeField Trip

Other Field Trips: Besides ours, you may enjoy free meetings and field trips offered by other organizations. Registration may be required and particitation will be subject to that organization's safety guidelines. You may enjoy nature walks sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC). Just check out the CHEC Calendar for upcoming walks for details and registration.

Special Events:

The Annual Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival is usually held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Visit or call 866-835-5785 for more information.

Our annual “Plant Native” Day occurs each year in March. This event is a public outreach program featuring lectures, walks and native plant sales.

The Florida Native Plant Society Annual State Conference is held near the third week in May, rotating to different cities and co-sponsored by a local FNPS Chapter. Visit the Society website for more information.


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