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Mission

Promote the preservation, conservation and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida

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WELCOME to CUPLET FERN CHAPTER!
Serving all of Seminole County

Cuplet Fern Chapter is one of 37 Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapters throughout the state.
Our wonderful chapter was established January 2010!

Each local chapter has a Board of Directors and a chapter representative who participates in the state-wide Council of Chapters (COC) which is represented at the state level Board of Directors.  All chapters have a similar format of meeting/programs and field trips which are free and open to the general public.  However, each chapter may have different project involvement which support the mission of preserving, conserving, and restoring native plants and their plant communities.

Please join us at our monthly meetings and field trips.

Our monthly meeting and program is held at the Seminole IFAS Auditorium: 6:45pm (250 County Road Home, Sanford, FL 32773)

We are a casual group. Pull up a chair, enjoy the program, and take home a few native plants with a donation to the childrens Eco Camp!

 


Monthly in-person gatherings have been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice

Our chapter statement on March 18th came ahead of many closures and was the first in our region with a stark warning and 'stay at home' notice. Click here


 

April Online Experiences- With Cuplet Fern!

Take a Visual Tour- Available Anytime!

 

 

Manual of Yanomami traditional medicine (Brazil)

https://g.co/arts/ThoQA1UNGi9Pji8j6

 

Plants of Little River Canyon National Preserve (Alabama)

https://g.co/arts/M5PYBe96nsjhDwD4A

 

Wander Around Waltham Forest (London)

https://g.co/arts/XQuJTsfKqyPWwHKj6

 

The return of Fauna in a planted forest (Brazil)

https://g.co/arts/VKkQFz5TPp2B34Bg6

 

Edible Eden (Long Island)

https://g.co/arts/Xq4wzhjMDLMYEABV6

 

Nature By Design: Botanical Expressions (Art History)

https://g.co/arts/cYgniYzpeYDwzQ26A

 

Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life (New York Botanical Garden)

https://g.co/arts/LBpfSUbJecAW7aKk7

 

The Language of Flowers (sociology)

https://g.co/arts/XADyBWQLkdJzi6J37

 

It is possible to recover the Atlantic Forest (Brazil)

https://g.co/arts/zwp54Tmq3PuJtBhJ9

 

Online IFAS Programs with FNPS appeal- Available anytime!

 

Palm diseases in Florida with Dr. Brian Bahder

Online Program

 

Planting a Wildlife Refuge using Florida Native Plants with Liz Schold from FL Fish and Wildlife

Online Program

 

Available On Select Dates (Ongoing)!

 

Instagram Mobile Live: Table talk with Sue Scott one of the Forerunners of Native Plant Social Media

March 29th at 2pm

 

Instagram Mobile Live: Table talk with Sarah Carey- General manager at Bat BnB!

April 1st at 2pm

 

Instagram Mobile Live: Table talk with Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos on her Lake Helen citizen action

April 2nd at 2pm

 

Facebook Live and Instagram Mobile Live:  Palmetto Sketch for iconic Florida artist, Kevin Songer (part of the Florida Native Plants Art Group)

April 3rd at 2pm

 

Instagram Mobile Live: Table talk with Sue Scott- one of the Forerunners of Native Plant Social Media

April 4th at 2pm

 

Instagram Mobile Live: Table talk with Kim Heise- a gifted South Florida native plant and ecology artist.

April 5th at 2pm

 

Facebook Live and Instagram Mobile Live: Garden chat with Mark

April 6th at 2pm

 

YouTube Live: With Kim Heise- a gifted South Florida native plant and ecology artist.

April 7th at 4pm

 

Cuplet Fern Townhall: Rediscover Cuplet Fern through interpersonal conversations (email invitation)

April 8th at 6pm

 

Facebook Live and Instagram Mobile Live: Garden chat with Mark

April 9th at 2pm

 

 

Instagram Mobile Live: Table talk with Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos on her Lake Helen citizen action

April 11th at 2pm

 

YouTube Live: With Kevin Songer- renowned Florida native plant and ecology artist.

April 12th at 2pm
   

 

MAY 3rd FAMILY FEST EVENT: CRANES ROOST PARK IN ALTAMONTE

With CUPLET FERN CHAPTER 

Now accepting pre-order requests for Cuplet Fern members 


 

New to native plants and landscaping with them?

Watch an archived but beautifully done NatureWise video featuring Cuplet Fern's Ora Boriecci among others! 

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 9, 2020 -  Grasses, Sedges, and other Florida Native Plant Groundcovers at Seminole IFAS Auditorium 7pm-9pm

March 14, 2020 -  POSTPONED 'Common native plants on the scenic Wekiva' at Wilson's Landing Presentation is 11am (Event is 10am-2pm)

March 21, 2020 -  CANCELED Field Trip to Crystal Lake Preserve 

March 28, 2020 -  CANCELED 'Spring Landscaping with Colorful Native Wildflowers' at Seminole North Branch Library 10am-11am

April 13, 2020 -  CANCELED Integrated Pest Management at Seminole IFAS Auditorium 7pm-9pm

April 18th, 2020 -  POSTPONED Field Trip to The Natives Nursery RSVP/EMAIL US HERE  8:00am-12pm

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Your Cuplet Fern Team

President Mark Kateli 2019 Silver Palmetto Award Recipient  
Vice President- Events Barbara Whittier 2019 Green Palmetto Award Recipient  
Vice President- Programs Vacant   Send questions and information to:
Treasurer Susan Angermeier   PO Box 150021
Secretary Stacy Klema   Altamonte Springs 32715
Chapter Representative (interim) Mark Kateli   cupletfern@gmail.com
Director at Large Marion Crim   or leave a phone message at
Director at Large (interim) Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos   (352) 658-3677
       
Education Neta Villalobos-Bell 2018 Cox Conservation Hero Award Recipient  
Education- Kids Cali Adams    
Publicity      Jan Mangos    
Newsletter Kathleen Poole    
Field Trips           Vacant    
Marketing Chris Calder    
Membership                          Christine Brown 2019 Green Palmetto Award Recipient  
Website Mark Kateli    
Website (advisory) Ken Bell    
Facebook- Senior Editor Stacy Klema    
Facebook- Junior Editor Jennifer Ferrell    
Instagram- Senior Editor Kristin Sloan Brown    
Instagram- Junior Editor Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos    
Invasive Plant Removal Coordinator Jennifer Hopton-Villalobos    
Business Ambassador           Marion Crim    
Youth Eco Camp Ambassador Barbara Whittier    
IDEAS For Us and Fleet Farming Liason           Lee Perry    
IFAS Florida Friendly Landscape Liason                    Chris Calder    

 


Published on  04.04.2020