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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 Seminole County

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

Next program meeting is July 9th at 7pm at the Sanford Garden Club: 200 Fairmont Drive, Sanford, FL 32773 


 

JULY 2018: 'READ AND LEARN' Articles

Win a Special Prize!

At the program meeting, an open-ended question will be asked before the program to the audience pertaining to either 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. 

Native Plant of the Month- Lance-leaf tickseed Coreopsis LanceolataClick here for a great FNPS publication all about this beautiful native plant. 

Publication related to FNPS HISTORY- A younger Craig Huegel, Peggy Lantz, and rising cost of Palmetto Berries which were sold at 10 cents a pound- Click here for a great FNPS publication hailing from 1995 about some power hitters within the FNPS realm... even today.

Bonus publication! Not part of your read and learn challenge, but an excellent print-out for wildflower lovers. Courtesy of the Florida Wildflower Foundation: A beautiful flyer on all the different types of Coreopsis found in Florida, including a pink one!

 


 

JULY 9th PROGRAM: JEWELS IN THE GARDEN- DRAGONFLIES AND MORE! with Dena Wild

200 Fairmont Drive, Sanford, FL @ 7pm

Click here to view details on our Facebook event page

 

Cuplet Fern is pleased to have Dena present to our community. Free admission. Donations towards Youth Eco-Camp welcomed and encouraged at the meeting! Small selection of locally grown native plants also available for purchase (proceeds go towards Youth Eco-Camp sponsorships)

 


 

JULY 14th FIELD TRIP: Barbara Whittier's Yard and Plant Propagation tour. Kid friendly. Reservations required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time: 9am 

Location:  Can't disclose on the web to protect privacy of our member- please come to the July program meeting or if you know Barbara, inquire directly with her.

Parking:  Park across the street in church parking lot and walk across to site.

Public can see first hand techniques used to pot native plants and maintenance needs. Barbara will show how to add natives throughout a mixed hammock area, well drained soils and what happens after loss of major canopy due to hurricane.  Members will see both tropical setting integrated with natives that do best in sun, semi-shade and heavy shade conditions with least amount of water usage.  Questions are encouraged.


RSVP required- email cupletfern@gmail.com to make reservations.

Reservations are required for inclement weather or if the field trip leader gets sick, we can call you back and cancel plans. 

 


 


 


 


 

HAVE YOU SENT YOUR CUPLET FERN PICTURES IN?

 


 

ARE YOU OR KNOW OF ANYONE INTERESTED? 

 


 


 

KNOW YOUR PLANT COMMUNITIES

As an FNPS member, it is important for you to know our plant communities. Please review the various plant communities listed on FNPS.org by clicking here. As you learn your plant communities, you will also be able to predict the types of plants that are expected to be seen in different places, at different times- and know how to spot invasives, too. Learn more about your land- and sharpen your lookout for native plants! 

This highly educative page will help you understand the landscape when you go on field trips!

 


 

HOW TO IDENTIFY A NATIVE FIREBUSH FROM A NON-NATIVE OR CULTIVAR

Article courtesy of FANN and Dr. Roger Hammer

Click here to read the entire article from 2011


 

GREAT SLIDESHOW ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF THE MEXICAN BROMELIAD WEEVIL

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF THE MEXICAN BROMELIAD WEEVIL Ronald D. Cave Indian River Research & Education Center Ft. Pierce, FL.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 2, 2018 -  Regional FNPS program. 'FL Native Wildflowers and Serendipity' with  renowned author Rufino Osorio
Harry P. Leu Gardens 6:30pm

 

October 27, 2018 -  Environmental Education Event
Sweetwater Oaks

 


Your Cuplet Fern Team

President Mark Kateli  
Past President (advisory) Beth Jackson  
Past President (advisory) Neta Villalobos-Bell  
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     Mark Kateli (352) 658-3677
Director at Large Jim Hoopper  
Director at Large Marion Crim  
Website Mark Kateli  
Website (advisory) Ken Bell  

 


Published on  20.06.2018