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Plant Native Day
Cedar Point Environmental Park

Sponsored in part by:


The Charlotte Harbor 
National Estuary Program 


Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center


Charlotte County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources


The Mangrove Chapter 
The Florida Native Plant Society

  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



Always plenty of native plants for sale at this event



Want the best mulch for your garden... try using nature's alternative to cypress mulch.  This is made from the Malaleuca Tree which helps to recycle this problem tree while helping to preserve the cypress.


A few home made wreaths made from Grapevine

The weather was quite cold and everyone 
moved inside when it started to drizzle

Inside they had lots of yummy treats for everyone


Lots of FREE information to help you grow things

Homemade Jams and Jellies by Al Squires

Kay Thorpe Bannon, author of 
"How Gimble Gopher Tortoise Found A New Home" was there signing her book.  The book has a very interesting variety of characters illustrated by Rebecca Eagan that make if a fun and interesting book for kids.



Lots of cool stuff to see and touch at  Cedar Point Park
Snake Skin Sheddings above  -  A variety of bird nests below

Peace River Butterfly Society always has an interesting display at this event

This year they gave me a little virtual tour of a butterfly's life starting with the little yellow egg at the top right hand corner of this leaf
The egg grows and transforms into these little black critters and shed its shell 3 times before they can get on with their life
The life of a caterpillar
Once it has eaten enough it transforms itself in to this chrysalis  
And then our comes this beautiful Gulf Fritillary.   Cool !

Lots of interesting books about plants
Or how to build a butterfly garden

Cedar Point Park Manager Bobby Rodgers welcomes the crowd 
to Cedar Point Park
Master of Ceremonies of the event was Al Squires,  of the Cedar 
Point Environmental Center who introduces the first guest speaker

 Laurel Schiller, of the Florida Native Plant Society  FNPS in which she talked about the versatility of different types of Florida Grasses.  Laurel runs the Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscape Design business at  
                   730 Myakka Road, in Sarasota.   (941) 322-1915 

                            For more information visit 






There were drawing for free gifts



Chris Meyer of  Myakka Islands Point also talks to the group about different kinds of Florida habitats and the natural things that grow there
If you would like to take a very interesting and beautiful virtual tour 
of the Myakka Island Point Preserve you can just follow this link.

The weather wasn't cooperating this year... but the parking was full to the brim and people came from all over.



The rain and cold canceled the regular nature walk through the park... so
I'll give you links to the pictures from the walks we did the last few years so that you can still get to take a  nature walk with us :)   Enjoy


And if you ever want to go for a very interesting guided walk 
you can check the regular schedule on my website here

CHEC Guided Walk Schedule


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