FNPS in the news

5/25/2015, WTXL interview with Gail Fishman and Scott Davis regarding native plants and the upcoming FNPS Born to Burn Annual Conference:

3/4/2015, WFSU Dimensions segment on Discovering Florida's Rare Plants featuring an interview with Scott Davis and Amy Jenkins: Plus a segment featuring a field trip to the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve while the Trout Lilies were in bloom and interviews with Wilson Baker and Jan Blue:

3/3/2015, WCOT Tallahassee Matters segment featuring a November Invasive Species (Coral Ardesia) removal event led by Karen Berkley held at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park:

3/1/2015, Article in Florida Asphalt about Endangered Plant Protection in Road Construction Projects - A Case Study - the Night Blooming Wild Petunia, Ruellia noctiflora - Jayson Cain working with Eleanor Dietrich along CR 2224:

5/7/2014, WFSU Ecology Blog - Video: Liberty County's Carnivourous Plants are Deadly and Colorful. Eleanor Dietrich and the wildflowers on Hwy 65 were featured in this WFSU Dimensions segment.

Land Management Review Schedule for 2017-2018, leads to a link for downloading a Word document.
Notes on Florida's Endangered and Threatened Plants, FDACS, Listing provides names, habitat, distribution and some photographs of Florida's endangered, threatened and commercially exploited plants.


Mike Jenkins, Florida Endangered and Threatened Plant Conservation Program, Magnolia Chapter program meeting recorded and posted to youtube: After this program many of his maps of Lake Talquin State Forest (LTSF) were saved as georeferenced PDF maps and posted on the Documents page.

Spread the word of Bringing Nature Home! Contact Beth Grant,, to bring Doug Tallamy's slideshow to your community group - garden clubs, libraries, civic organizations, scout troops, schools, and more.

Local Organizations, Initiatives, and Gardens

Cherokee Pollinator Garden, The Pollinator Garden at Cherokee Lake Park is located on Covington Avenue on Thomasville, GA and sits adjacent to the City of Thomasville Rose Garden.  The garden was formed in the shape of a butterfly  and focuses on native plants that provide nectar and larval host homes for a variety of pollinating insects including butterflies and bees.  The garden is maintained by volunteers of the Friends of Lost Creek Forest. Click here for their Facebook page.
Florida Association of Native Nurseries(FANN)
Florida Fungi, by Bill Petty, an amateur mycologist who photographs and writes about mushrooms, particularly in the Flrida Gulf Coast region.
Florida's Native Wildflowers, by the Florida Wildflower Foundation
Florida Natural Areas Inventory(FNAI)
Georgia Botanical Society, dedicated to the study and preservation of Georgia's wild, native, rare and endangered wildflowers and plant life.
Half-Earth Project a partnership to save half the earth for the rest of life. E.O. Wilson advocates in his book, Half-Earth, if we conserve half the land and sea, the bulk of biodiversity will be protected from extinction.
Seminole Organic Garden at FSU, Facebook page
Torreya Tree of Life, Building A Team to Save North America’s Most Endangered Tree Before It’s Gone

Where to see Native Plants

Lost Creek Forest is a pristine slope forest and wetlands that have seen very little disturbance. It is located on publicly owned land near the airport in Thomas County, Georgia, They have tours scheduled throughout the year. Click here for their Facebook page.
Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, located near Cairo, GA, is a highly diverse hardwood forest with the highest concentration of trout lilies known anywhere. Click here for their Facebook page.

Native Plant Identification and Information

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, by the Institue for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, allows you to search for plants by name or by county and view pictures of the plants and their distribution by counties.
Calhoun County Herbarium, by Travis and Karen MacClendon , Images of specimens collected within Calhous County, Florida, and formally vouchered at the herbariums of the University of South Florida or the Godfrey Museum of Florida State University.
Florida Wildflowers, by Mike Abrams
Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative, strives to improve the supply and quality of native seed.
Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests, USDA Forest Service
Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Easten North America, by USDA Forest Service
PanFlora, by Gil Nelson, is a database of plant images, flowering times, and plant information for Florida, the Florida Panhandle, Southwest Georgia, and the greater Southeastern United States.
Weakley's Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States, University of North Carolina Herbarium
Wildflowers -- Identification, Discover Life, an interactive encyclopedia
Wildflowers of the Escambia, by Darryl N. Searcy

Photo Galleries and Blogs

Eleanord43's Photostream, by Eleanor Dietrich, is a Flickr site that includes sets of photos of wildflowers taken at different locations including her backyard, Highway 65, Birdsong, and other places of interest. 
          Eleanord43's Photostream of the November Field Trip to the Wakulla Springs watershed led by Jim Stevenson, by Eleanor Dietrich
          Eleanord43's Photostream of the March Field Trip on SR 65, by Eleanor Dietrich and others of the flowers photographed during the field trip.
          Eleanord43's album, In Memory of Jack Stites
For the Love of Florida, by Nicole Zampieri, FNAI field biologist specializing in native plants of Florida
Fingerprince Prints Photography, by Aubrey Heupel and Matt Greene, specializing in Coastal Plain Flora and Fauna.
Nature in Focus, by Bill Boothe, PhotoNaturalist, a professional naturalist and wildlife photographer who hopes that you leave his website with a better appreciation of the natural world after viewing some of his photos.
Nature Photography, by Shirley Denton, provides an indexed list of Florida plant photographs as well as photos of wildlife and ecosystems.

General Plant Resources, Citizen Science and Phenology Tracking

iDigBio, Integrated Digitized Biocollections, the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation. Through ADBC, data and images for millions of biological specimens are being made available in electronic format for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, and the general public.
Morphbank: Biological Imaging is a continuously growing database of images that scientists use for international collaboration, research and education increasing our knowledge about biodiversity.
NatureServe, a Network Connecting Science with Conservation
Plants Database, USDA, NRCS
USA National Phenology Network, Monitoring the impact of Climate Change on Plants and Animals.



Published on  16.08.2018