Resources

Presentations

Mike Jenkins, Florida Endangered and Threatened Plant Conservation Program, Magnolia Chapter program meeting recorded and posted to youtube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RaaAlTDp3Sk. 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, bethgrant@bellsouth.net, to bring Doug Tallamy's slideshow to your community group - garden clubs, libraries, civic organizations, scout troops, schools, and more.

Monarchs & Milkweeds, Presentations by Scott Davis. Full presentation uploaded to Youtube in 3 parts.

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

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.

  • 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 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