Meetings

Chapter Meeting, June 19, 7:00 pm

Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Rd 579, Seffner Fl
 
Program:  "Building Habitat", Speaker Grayson McCormick

Grayson aims to educate beginners and veteran native gardeners alike in the essentials of building habitat. We will learn what quality habitat consists of in nature and see how to take advantage of Mother Nature’s elegant toolbox to diversify our home gardens.

The goal is to change perspective on the “garden” from a collection of native plants to a fully functioning ecosystem that is highly desirable to all native organisms big and small.

 Grayson McCormick is a native plant enthusiast and an ecologist by profession. He brings extensive experience in native vegetation maintenance and exotic species removal from his time with the Florida State Park Service and Hillsborough County. His experiences taught him the value of our native resources and the impact we have on them. He is passionate about conservation and habitat enhancement.

Grayson was born and raised in Dunedin. He now resides in Riverview and is the proud and recent father (April) of a new baby girl.

 

A native plant auction will precede the meeting. Light refreshments are served. Plant donations for the auction are always welcome.

The SNPS board will meet at 5 pm , June 19, at Bob Evans , 11720 Tampa Gateway Blvd, Seffner, 33584. All members are welcome to attend and provide input.

 

 


Speaker -- Open Mic

Header Photo -- Queen on rosinweed at Hillsborough County's Morris Bridge Conservation Park, April, 2019, by Mike Fite.