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

Cuplet Fern

Serving all of Seminole County

Cuplet Fern Chapter is one of 37 Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) chapters throughout the state.
Our wounderful 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.

Please attend our monthly program meetings: 6:45pm at the Seminole IFAS Auditorium (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!



Now Accepting Internships!

Available Positions 

Director At-Large (In-person)

Secretary (In-person)

Social Media Representative (Online)

Communications (Online)

Web Designer (Online)

Chapter Representative (Proxy- online)

Additional information will be sent to you upon completion of your form

Complete your application here



Discover native plants for Seminole County!

Hundreds of our fans that visit our webpage each month want to discover native plants that grow in our area. Please click on the image! A helpful suggestion for a complete list is to select "any" for light, soil, and water needs.

Love what we do? Trying to encourage someone? Want to gift a membership that doubles as chapter support? Email us here: cupletfern@gmail.com



Free list of native plants for birds in Seminole County!

Please click on the image. Enjoy!





May 29th, 31st  &  June 4th, 5th, 11th (A multiple-dates event): 4-H Youth Naturalist SPIN Club- Kids event with Neta presenting on Native Plants and Ecosystem Interdependence on June 4th. Tickets and complete information found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-youth-naturalist-spin-club-tickets-60953658032 



MAY 13th 2019: 'READ AND LEARN' Article(s) 

Win a Special Prize!

At the program meeting, an open-ended question will be asked before the program to the audience pertaining to either (if there are two) publication. The person answering will receive a special prize. In the event of multiple audience members answering the initial question, specific tie-breaker questions will follow until there is an ultimate winner. 

 Article of the Month- Cabbage Palm: General Info, Use, and Management-  Click here for the article!  

 Bonus publication: None this month. Be sure to participate in the Read and Learn. It enhances your native plant knowledge! 




Green Isle Gardens will be supplying a few, unique plants especially for this month!





Photo above of a Luna Moth (Actias Luna) via National Geographic

Arrival Time: 6:45pm 

Point of Contact: Susan Angermeier, Treasurer

Location:  Seminole IFAS Extension  250 County Home Road , Sanford, FL 32773

Parking:  Parking lot adjacent to building and across the street (plenty of parking availability)

Entrance Fee: None   Members report volunteer hours. Main program hours are eligible for continuing education credits for the Seminole IFAS Master Gardeners program!

Main-program discussion: Taylor has had a lifelong interest in the natural world, especially with regards to the insects and birds. Even as an adult, he would delight in spotting a polyphemus moth cocoon dangling from an old twig, bring it home, wait for it to hatch,  (“eclose” it's is the scientific term) the following spring and then release it. Fifteen years ago, while living in Staten Island, New York, Taylor began breeding giant silk moths (Saturniids) and rearing their larvae, and has continued to do so in Florida. He has been an active participant in the WLSS online community (Worlds Largest Saturniidae Site), supplying the organization with local data and observations on giant silk moths, along with photos, and occasionally supplying egg and cocoon stock. 

Professionally, Taylor Jones is a syndicated editorial cartoonist and caricaturist whose work has been published worldwide in newspapers and magazines. Clients have included the New Republic, US News & World Report, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. 

Whenever possible, Taylor enjoys combining nature with his cartooning. In 2013, he created a series of humorous illustrations celebrating the return of the 17-year periodical cicada (Brood II) for the Staten Island Museum. More recently, Taylor's produce a series of bird cartoons, with verse for each species, that he has titled “Faux Audubon.” Taylor lives in Mount Dora, where he draws cartoons at night, and maniacally tends to his butterfly garden by day.

Further Info on Venue:   http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/seminole/

Further Info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/543596222801088/



UCF honors the Whittier family by renaming trail 'Whittier's Walk' in memory of Dr. Hank Whittier's early work in developing the UCF Arboretum!



ONGOING: Controversial development ruling ahead transgressing rural borders in Seminole County. Click on the video for info. Contact your local representative today or Channel 13 Spectrum (Jerry Hume) and share your thoughts with them.






May 13, 2019 -  Discovering Moths. With Taylor Jones! 6:45pm at Seminole IFAS Auditorium




Your Cuplet Fern Team

President Mark Kateli    
Past President (advisory) Neta Villalobos-Bell 2018 Cox Conservation Hero Recipient!  
Vice President Barbara Whittier   Send questions and information to:
Membership Christine Brown   PO Box 150021
Secretary Christine Brown   Altamonte Springs 32715
Treasurer Susan Angermeier   cupletfern@gmail.com
Newsletter Kathleen Poole   or leave a phone message at
Chapter Representative (interim)     Mark Kateli   (352) 658-3677
Director at Large Marion Crim    
Publicity Chair  Jan Mangos    
Field Trips           Heather Mahoney    
Website Mark Kateli    
Website (advisory) Ken Bell    
Facebook  Stacy Klema    
Facebook Joey Myers    
Instagram  Kelly Del Valle    
Instagram  Kristin Sloan Brown    
Business Ambassador           Jim Hooper    
Youth Eco Camp Ambassador Barbara Whittier    
IDEAS Orlando and Fleet Farming Liason           Lee Perry    
IFAS Florida Friendly Landscape Liason                    Chris Calder    


Published on  23.05.2019