This is the most up-to-date listing of upcoming events for the Ixia Chapter. For a calendar of all events of the Florida Native Plant Society and its chapters, click on this link FNPS CALENDAR.  You can also access all of FNPS's past Lunch & Learn series at this link LUNCH & LEARN ARCHIVE

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9th Annual Native Plant Sale

April 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Native Park, 3306 Park Street, Jax 32205
Plants for sale include flowers, shrubs, trees, vines, ferns and ground covers, all native and appropriate for northeast Florida.  The selections were propagated from seeds, seedlings or cuttings from Ixia volunteers’ yards & the Native Parks.  Knowledgeable volunteers will be available to answer questions and offer advice about specific plants.  Several commercial native nurseries will also be participating in the sale.
We are accepting plant donations for the sale. Please send an email to if you have plants to donate and to receive donation instructions.

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Black Creek Eco Fest

April 20, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Camp Chowenwaw Park, 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Come celebrate Willliam Bartram’s Birthday by attending the Black Creek ECO-Fest at Camp Chowenwaw in Clay County. The Ixia Chapter with be participating with an outreach table. The family-friendly event will include interactive programs, local vendors, hand on activities, food trucks, guided hikes and more.

For more information, please visit

Event Website     Google Maps Location

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City Nature Challenge Kickoff

April 26, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jax 32218

Join us as we help kick off the 2024 City Nature Challenge with the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Education Department, Duval Audubon, Sierra Club and other organizations. Stop by our outreach table and say hi. We’ll be giving demos on how to take great observation photos for iNaturalist.

Meet outside the main entrance for more information and learn how to participate in the event which will run from April 26 through May 5.

The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are in a friendly contest with each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people.

City Nature Challenge Website     Google Maps Location

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Tillie K Fowler Regional Park Bioblitz

April 27, 8:00 am to noon, Tillie K Fowler Regional Park, 7000 Roosevelt Boulevard, Jax 32244

Join City of Jacksonville Park Naturalists to try to document as many species as we can at Tillie K Fowler Regional Park off Roosevelt Boulevard.

Observations will be posted on iNaturalist and tallied on the 2024 City Nature Challenge.

A smart phone and an iNaturalist app account will be needed to participate.

Participants should dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes, use insect repellent, and bring water and snacks.

Meet at the Nature Center at the end of the road into the park.

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Floribunda Art Show: Celebrating Florida’s Unique Biodiversity

April 27, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle Street, Jax 32204

Floribunda, an art show celebrating Florida’s unique biodiversity, is presented by the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and CoRK Arts District.

Join us for a wonderful evening in celebration of Florida’s native flora and wild places. This curated roster of contemporary artists will feature some aspect of Florida’s natural history, flora, and fauna. A portion of sales will be donated to the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

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Rondette Park Bioblitz

April 28, 9:00 am to noon, Rondette Park, 3500 Rondette Lake Drive, Jax 32277

Join us on a citizen science crusade as we try to document as many species as we can at Rondette Park in east Arlington. All observations will be posted on iNaturalist and tallied on the 2024 City Nature Challenge.

A smart phone and an iNaturalist account will be needed to participate. Please bring water, snacks and bug spray.

Meet at the Lake Loop trailhead just inside the entrance to the park off Fort Caroline Road.

Google Maps Location

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Chapter Meeting - Propagation of Wildflower Seeds

May 1, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204 (social period 6:00-6:30; presentation begins at 6:30)
Speaker: Lindsey Pickard, Amelia Island Wildflowers

Details coming soon

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Native Park Workday

May 4, 8:30 am to 11:30 am - Native Park, 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 garden weeding 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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Future Chapter Meetings

The Ixia Chapter meetings for the remainder of 2024 listed below will be held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. Meeting speakers and topics are subject the change so check our Events page or see our monthly Events Newsletter for the current schedule of speakers and topics.

June 5 - Bartram's Ixia, Adam Arendell

July - No meeting

August - No meeting

September 4 - Keith Ashley, University of North Florida Archaeologist

October 2 - Coreopsis integifolia, Hanna Rosner Katz, Florida Natural Areas Inventory

November 6 - Haley Moody, Blue Springs Institute

December - No meeting

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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.