speaker: Roger Hammer
topic: Florida Endemic Species
location: Pinecrest Gardens 11000 Southwest 57th Avenue | Miami, FL 33156
time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
This program will cover Florida's endemic species – plants that are found in Florida and nowhere else on Earth. Some of these species are locally common, while others are among the rarest plants in the state.
Roger Hammer is a retired Miami-Dade County naturalist, author, photographer, and native plant aficionado. He is the author of Everglades Wildflowers, Florida Keys Wildflowers, A FalconGuide to Exploring Everglades National Park, Florida Icons: Fifty Classic Views of the Sunshine State and wildflower identification cards for different parts of Florida. He received the first Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award in 1982 from the Dade Chapter FNPS for "education, research, promotion, and preservation of native plants”; a Green Palmetto Award in Education from FNPS in 2003; a Lifetime Achievement Award from DCFNPS, Tropical Audubon Society and Miami Blue Chapter–North American Butterfly Association in 2011; and an Honorary Doctor of Science from FIU in 2012. Roger is a long-time member and supporter of FNPS.
March 27 & 28 | Moonlight Garden Tours at Viscaya
location: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
address: 3251 South Miami Avenue | Miami, FL 33129
time: 6:30 p.m.
tickets: $15; $10 for Members, Students and Seniors; available onsite only from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the evening of the program.
web: Viscaya Website
Vizcaya's bayfront gardens are breathtaking transformed by the glow of a bright Miami moon. The formally landscaped grounds will feature live music in the courtyard, the allure of Italian-inspired gardens and the delicious temptations available in the café shop.
March 27 | Redland Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society
topic: New topic and speaker each month
location: Fruit and Spice Park | 24801 SW 187 Avenue | Homestead, FL 33031
date: Last Wednesday of each month
time: 7:30 pm