Items of Interest

Home with 95% Native Plants for Sale

Judy Tramell, a former board member, has moved to Ponte Vedra, and her house is up for sale. The yard is 95% native plants and bounds with birds, butterflies and other pollinators, including a established Atala colony.  The address is 271 NW 8th St. Boca, 33432, and it is listed on Zillow and other sites with photos. Please help get the word out.  It would be so wonderful if the house was purchased by someone who understands the yard.

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Free Native Plant Webinars from Cooperative Extension

Discover the beauty and benefits of south Florida's native plants in this six-part webinar series.  Participate in just one or more webinars, or attend all six and earn a signed certificate in native plants.  You must register individually for each class that you wish to attend.  The first 25 eligible people to both register and attend each webinar will be eligible to receive an e-voucher for two free three-gallon native plants.  One voucher per household per year.  Must be a Palm Beach County resident to receive a voucher. 

General information on the series:
Laurie - https://www.eventbrite.com/o/laurie-albrecht-31447881939

The Benefits of Native Plants, Friday, October 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Free
Oct 30 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/benefits-of-native-plants-tickets-124734092027

Great Native Trees and Shrubs, Friday, November 6, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Free
Nov 6 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-native-trees-and-shrubs-tickets-125178743993

Great Native Ground Covers, Wildflowers, Grasses and More!  Friday, November 13, 12:00pm - 1:00 pm, Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-native-ground-covers-wildflowers-grasses-and-more-tickets-125165141307

Designing with Native Plants: Recreating Native Ecosystems in the Backyard, Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00pm, Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-with-native-plants-recreating-native-ecosystems-in-the-backyard-tickets-125165747119

If You Plant It, They Will Come: Attracting Birds and Butterflies with Native Plants, Friday, November 20, 12:00pm - 1:00 pm, Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/if-you-plant-it-they-will-come-attracting-birds-and-butterflies-tickets-125168848395

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Virtual Speakers Programs

Restoring & Protecting the Biodiversity of the Outstanding Natural Area

by Peter DeWitt, BLM Program Manager 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area is 120-acres of legislatively protected public lands in northern Palm Beach County, Florida. The site is recognized and protected, in part, due to its native habitats and extensive biodiversity over which the Bureau of Land Management is responsible for management. Join the Bureau’s on-site program manager, Peter De Witt, for a brief journey through the site's restoration efforts, on-going management strategies, and future projects to protect its unique and significant biological resources.

Click on link below to view presentation

https://www.facebook.com/BLMJupiterInlet/videos/610560369880628/

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Click here for A Brief History and Reasons for the Natural Areas Program in Palm Beach County By Richard Moyroud

for presentation to the PBC Chapter of the FNPS

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Help Save the Forest

Wildlife-rich forest near Boynton Beach is in danger of being sold to developers, please read about it in this Palm Beach Post article.