Mangrove Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society


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

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Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from October Through May at Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood, FL. All meetings are free and open to the public. See Meetings for times, location and directions. In-person meetings have been suspended due to COVID-19. See our Calendar for online programs and an increased number of field trips through April. 

Field Trips:

Our Field Trips are offered twice-month (more often this year in lieu of meetings.) through April.   The field trips begin at 9AM, unless otherwise stated.  All field trips are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. COVID-19 guidelines are required for participant safety. See the Calendar for upcoming Field Trips.

Field Trip at Bill Dunson's homeField Trip

Other Field Trips: Besides ours, you may enjoy free field trips offered by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center (CHEC). Just check out the CHEC Calendar for upcoming nature walks, 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. This year (2021), the conference will be a virtual event. Visit the Society website for more information.


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