Events

Ixia Chapter Upcoming Events

Click the FNPS Calendar tab to see all events for FNPS and its Chapters
All Ixia Chapter events are free & open to the public unless otherwise indicated

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Chapter Meeting – Bartram Trail Society

February 1, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204 & on Zoom (In Person & On Zoom)

Topic: The Bartram Trail of Florida & the Ixia Chapter of FNPS

Speakers: Sam Carr & Mike Adams

The Bartram Trail Society works to promote interest in the Florida routes taken by John & William Bartram through historic and environmental education and developing recreational trails. The society also encourages the study and preservation of the heritage of the Bartram’s time spent in Florida.

The Society will be hosting the annual Bartram Frolic April 20-23 in Palatka. The annual event is an educational and recreational event that celebrates William Bartram’s visit to a Seminole village at the present-day site of Palatka during his visit to Florida in 1774.

Register for Zoom access in advance for this meeting at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tf-Guqz8jHtAXCitTD5mu87yTnOnND6jO

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

                          Zoom Meeting Registration     Google Map Location 

                                         Bartram Trail Society Website

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Volunteer Opportunity - Native Park Workday

February 4 , 8:30 am to 11:30 am - Native Park Volunteer Workday, 3306 Park Street, Jax 32205

This is the Ixia Chapter monthly workday in our adopted Native Parks to remove weeds and perform other maintenance.  Come anytime and work for an hour or two. Bring gloves, your favorite gardening tools, water and any other refreshments & snacks you like. Dress for the weather & wear closed toed shoes. You will learn about native plants and meet people with shared interests in gardening and native plants.  No RSVP is required to participate.

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Volunteer Opportunity – Love Boone Park South Day

February 11, 9:00 am to 11:00 am – Boone Park South, 3725 St. Johns Ave., 32205

Volunteers from the Ixia Chapter will be joining volunteers from the Friends of Boone Park South to remove a variety of invasive plants from the park.  Volunteers will be on hand to help you identify the plants that need to be removed. 

Most of the plants can be removed by hand but some may require shovels or trowels so please bring your favorite gardening tools.  Buckets, garden carts, and wheelbarrows would also be useful to bring.

If you are not comfortable working with plants, you can help pickup and dispose of trash in the park.

Come out early, work in the great outdoors and then get on with the rest of your day knowing that you have helped improve your park.

No RSVP is required to participate but if you are interested in heading up a team in a section of the park, please let us know by contacting us at ixiachapter@gmail.com or click the Volunteer button below.

                                     Volunteer      Google Map Location

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Volunteer Opportunity – Rondette Park Invasive Removal Workday

February 21, 9:00 am to noon – Rondette Park, 3500 Rondette Lake Road, 32277

Volunteers from the Ixia Chapter will be joining volunteers from the Timucuan Parks Foundation Trail Team to remove a variety of invasive plants from a newly developed trail around Rondette Lake.

Gardening tools will be supplied but you are welcome to bring your own favorite shovels, trowels and other tools. We may also pickup and dispose of trash throughout the park.

Meet at the Lake Loop Trailhead just past the wooded area after the entrance. No RSVP is required to particpate but if you want more information about the event and the Timucuan Parks Foundation,  contact Felicia Boyd at fboyd@timucuanparks.org.


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Outreach Event – A Day of Gardening

February 25, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm – Duval County Extension Office, 1010 North McDuff Avenue, 32254

The Ixia Chapter will be participating in the A Day of Gardening at the Duval County Extension Office to promote the use of native plants and the Florida Native Plant Society. This annual event features speakers on all sorts of gardening topics, vendors selling merchandise and organization like FNPS promoting their missions. Click the button below to view & download the agenda and registration form.

                                     Agenda & Registration Form

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Volunteer Opportunity – Weed Wrangle

February 25, 9:00 am to noon, Various Locations

In connection with Invasive Species Awareness Week (February 20-26) the Florida Invasives Species Partnership will be working with the City of Jacksonville and various other organizations throughout the state to remove invasive plants from public parks and other green spaces. There are seven parks and other public areas in Duval, Nassau and St. Johns County that will host events.

This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and help keep our parks free of exotic species that may outcompete native plants and degrade their habitat.

For more information, click on the button below to view or download the flyer.

                                         Weed Wrangle Flyer

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Future Chapter Meetings

March 8, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Mandarin Road, Jax 32223

Topic: EarthKinship Kayak Tours & Nature Education

Speaker: Ayolane Halusky, Founder & Lead Guide

April 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - UF/IFAS Nassau County Extension Office, 85831 Miner Road, Yulee 32097

Topic: Invasive Plants

Speaker: David M. Hebert, Extension Agent-Agriculture & Natural Resources

May 3, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204

Topic: Native Ground Covers for Lawn Alternative

Speaker: To Be Determined

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2023 Native Plant Sale

April 15 - Native Park, 3306 Park Street, Jax 32205

The 8th annual Ixia Chapter Native Plant Sale will be held in Native Parks 1 & 2 on April 15, 2023.  More details will be posted as we get closer to the sale date.

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Looking for great native plant content? Check out all of FNPS's past Lunch and Learn series at this link

The map below shows the location of Native Park

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.