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and
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Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program 
CHNEP

The Mangrove Chapter 
of 
The Florida Native Plant Society

Charlotte County Parks, Recreation 
and Cultural Resources

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proudly presents

 
Plant Native Day
at Cedar Point Park
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Florida State Wildflower  - Coreopsis ( leavenworthii )


 
Hello Everyone... and welcome to my photo website :)

These photographs are from the 
Annual Plant Native Day held on Saturday February 24, 2007
at the Cedar Point Environmental Center, 
2300 Placida Road in Englewood Florida  (941) 475-0769.

This event will commemorate 20 years of native plant education by the 
Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society as well as 20 years of environmental education by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center.

The festivities  included an Open house in the Cedar Point Visitors Center

         A lecture and slide show “Native Plants of a SW Florida Barrier Island” 
by Denny Girard & Al Squires, Mangrove Chapter FNPS 

A lecture and power point presentation of
“Native Plants of the Carlton Reserve” by 
Sarasota County Naturalist Rick Storsberg,

And a Cedar Point Environmental Park Guided Walk

        Other activities included native plant sales, seated message, educational literature with experts available to answer plant questions.


 
Jody Larson, president of the 
Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
greeted visitors at the door and handed out literature.  The Florida Native Plant Society promotes the preservation and conservation of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.  For more information you can find them on their website at www.mangrove.fnpschapters.org
The first 25 people to visit the center received a FREE 
Coreopsis ( leavenworthii )

 

The event offered lots of free snacks as well as hot and cold drinks


 
The open house offered lots of interesting things to see and learn about

 
Armadillo
Sea turtle Scull
Live Honey Bees
Nature Oriented Books of all kinds were for sale
As well as some very economical home made jellies and jams

 
You could learn about Bird Nests
The Lemon Bay Watershed
Local Spiders
Sea Turtles

 
Frogs and Toads


A variety of Native Plants were for sale on the balcony
of the Cedar Point Environmental Center donated by
Mangrove Chapter members


 
 


While many more larger varieties of Native Plants were for sale outside
supplied by
Florida Native Plants, Inc


 
 



 
 
Englewood massage therapist Donna Robbins, MA, MPH, LMT was offering a FREE seated massage while accepting donations to the Native Plant Society.  Donna is a licensed Massage Therapist and offers therapeutic massage, reike, quantum-touch reflexology 
as well as animal healing.  You can reach her at (941) 473-4666


The lectures started about 9:30 AM with   Denny Girard & Al Squires
slide show talk about "Native Plants of a SW Florida Barrier Island”
(also known as...  The Denny & Al Show)


 
 

 
At 10:30 AM    Sarasota County Naturalist  Rick Storsberg,
did a very interesting talk and power point slide show all 
about the  “Native Plants of the Carlton Reserve” which
is a 24565 acre reserve just east of Venice Florida.
This giant reserve is important for providing habitat for many species of plants and animals as well as serving as a flood control area for the Myakka River which often floods 15' over its natural banks.  Special ponds on the reserve also help to recharge the drinking water for the entire area by slowly percolating into the aquifers.

You can learn more about the Mabry Carlton Reserve you can visit them at 1800 mabry carlton parkway Venice  (941) 486-2547
on go to  their website at scgov.net

After the lecture he offered me the opportunity to go back to the reserve with him
for a short tour of the area where it borders the Myakka River where I captured
these unique images.

 

 


AT 11:30 AM there was a Cedar Point Environmental Park
Guided Walk guided by Denny Girard


 
 

 
All the trails are pristine and easy to follow

 

 
Denny stops to point out interesting plants and animals along the way like this wild "paw paw" plant which gets large editible berries

 

 
He also points out things to watch out for while hiking

 
Tortoise Trail

 

 

 
Tortoise Trail

 
 
Lyonia Gall - Can be caused by a virus or insect

 
A young gopher tortoise along the trail

 
 
Eagle Trail



 
Eagle's Nest

 

Everyone stops to observe the abandon Bald Eagle's nest in the distance


This photo web page funded by

Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program


 
"Plant Native Day is made possible by a grant from the
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program CHNEP

in cooperation with

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center

and 
Charlotte County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources



 
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