What do wildflowers, bats, butterflies, archaeology, herbs, fire and
fungus have in common?
The symposium, presented in close partnership with Brevard
County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program and Friends
of the Enchanted Forest,features two days of fun and learning
about Florida’s native ecosystems and their plants, animals and
organisms. It kicks off Friday, Sept. 27, with field trips to three of
Brevard County’s natural jewels – Sams House at Pine Island Sanctuary, Merritt Island; Dicerandra Scrub Preserve, Titusville; and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville.
FWF’s annual meeting and dinner that evening at Dixie Crossroads will feature keynote speaker Xavier Cortada, Florida International University’s artist in residence, who will give a presentation on his FLOR 500 project, which is boosting awareness of the beauty of Florida’s
wildflowers through out the state.
Workshops, presentations and walks at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary in Titusville are planned for Saturday, Sept. 28. Experts will cover Florida’s wildflowers, bats, butterflyscaping, use of native herbs, fire ecology, and more. Guided walks will introduce participants to the forest’s wildflowers, ecosystems and archaeology. with experts or sign up for nature journaling and wildflower propagation workshops.
Friday fieldtrips are $10 for FWF members and $15 for non-members. Saturday’s activities are $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
Visit: http://www.flawildflowers.org/events/2013WildflowerSymp.html to