Upcoming Events and Field Trips
April 17th, 9 am - Field Trip: Woodland gardens of Faith & George Barbour.
Ixia members only, 15 people maximum.
If you'd like to attend, email Ixiachapter@gmail.com for directions to the site. This trip will be members only. We will be taking a narrow walkway out into a bog that can't accommodate a large number of people. We will see butterworts, bladderworts and sundews. Pitcher plants did really well last year so hopefully this year will be a repeat. The orchids will be blooming as well. We will also explore the woodlands on this large property.
If people want to bring lunch we can eat outside, weather permitting. We are visiting a wetlands (swamp), so dress accordingly.
According to those in the know, this trip will blow the socks off of all the others. George and Faith are the ultimate naturalists who live the life and walk the walk. Their combined knowledge of the natural world is astonishing and they are eager to share. There’s no question that this will be a mind-blowing and learning experience. A brown-bag picnic lunch would be a great opportunity for more camaraderie!
April 24th, 10 am-2 pm - SIXTH ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE
The Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is holding their Sixth Annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 from 10 am-2 pm at Native Parks 1 and 2. The parks are located across from each other at 3312 and 3306 Park Street in Jacksonville. The parks showcase native plants suitable for use in the home landscape in both formal and informal settings.
The sale is open to the public at no charge. However please note: we will follow CDC guidelines by asking attendees to wear masks and practice safe social distancing.
The sale will include a variety of flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ground covers, all native to the northeast area of this state. Two commercial native nurseries will join Ixia members in providing plants for the sale and volunteer Ixia members will be available to help with advice in selecting and caring for plants purchased.
Looking for great native plant content? Check out all of FNPS's past Lunch and Learn series at this link.
Native Park TLC days are the Saturday following the monthly meeting. Times vary depending on the time of the year. Please check the calendar for details and updates.
Volunteering for an hour or two at the park is a great way to learn about native plants and to envision what ones will work best in your yard. Come and join the group working in the park and enjoy the beauty and fellowship.