Ixia Chapter Upcoming Events

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All Ixia Chapter events are free & open to the public unless otherwise indicated

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Volunteer Opportunity - Native Park Workday

June 3 (Saturday), 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.

On this workday we will be doing really fun stuff - planting additional plants in both parks including new plants that are not currently in the parks. Ok, so a few weeds may still need to be removed to make room for the new plants. But this will be a great opportunity for you to get up close with Florida native plants. Bring your favorite digging tools. Hand trowels or small shovels should be sufficient. 

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Native Plant Sale by Native & Uncommon Plants

June 3 (Saturday), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - The Northside Market, 12400 Yellow Bluff Road, Jax 32226

Native & Uncommon Plants is one of the regular vendors at our annual native plant sales in Native Park. They are transitioning from being a landscape installer to a grower so most of their time lately has been working in the greenhouse, and they have built up an inventory. They will be a vendor at The Northside Market on June 3. Check it out!

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Chapter Meeting

June 7 (Wednesday), 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204 and simulcast on Zoom

Topic: Jacksonville Parks, Preserves & Conservation Areas

Speaker: Jolie Friedrich, City of Jacksonville Parks Naturalist Supervisor & Director of the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society 

Jolie will be speaking about the importance of parks to our well-being, discussing the role that green spaces in our region play for imperiled species, and highlighting just a few properties out of the hundreds of parks in Jacksonville. Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the country with over 80,000 acres of parkland including 3 National Park properties, 7 State Park properties, and over 400 city parks and preserves.

A social period will begin at 6:00 pm and the program will begin at 6:30 pm after a few brief announcements.

Register for Zoom access in advance for this meeting:

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Field Trip – Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve

June 10 (Saturday), 7:30 am to 11:00 am – Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve, 13130 Bartram Park Blvd, Jax 32258

The Ixia Chapter will be joining the Florida Wildflower Foundation for a hike through one of our favorite preserve areas in northeast Florida. The hike is starting early in hopes of catching the rare Bartram’s Ixia wildflower open.

Registration with the Florida Wildflower Foundation is required. Participation in the hike for Florida Wildflower Foundation members is free and $10 for nonmembers.

For more information and to register click the More Information & Registration button below.

More Information & Registration     Google Maps Location

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No chapter meetings will be scheduled for July and August although Native Park workdays and ocassional field trips, outreach events, and other events will continue.

Chapter meetings will resume for the months of September, October & November.

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Future Chapter Meetings

September 6, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204 and simulcast on Zoom

Topic: I Eat Weeds

Speaker: Betsy Harris, Naturalist & Ixia Chapter Vice President

October 4, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204 and simulcast on Zoom

Topic: Nature Journaling

Speaker: Kathy Stark, Artist & Wilderness Parks Advocate

November 1, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204 and simulcast on Zoom

Topic: Florida Wildflower Foundation

Speaker: Emily Bell, Communications Coordinator

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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.