The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets the
second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at The Land O’ Lakes Community
Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O’ Lakes, 34639, between SR 52
and SR 54. The subject of the Tuesday, February 13, 2018 meeting is “Habitat
Diversity in the Withlacoochee State Forest” presented by Sid Taylor. Join
us for a whirl-wind tour of all the trail heads in Withlacoochee State
Forest! It will include an overview of recreational opportunities with a
sampling of critters and plants within the habitats. We will also hear a
bit of history about the origins of the Withlacoochee State Forest, and why
it is disjunct in five counties.
Sid Taylor graduated from UCF in 1992 with a BS in Botany. Since 1995 she
has served as a Resident Park Naturalist at Tillis Hill (Citrus County) in
the Withlacoochee State Forest which is managed by Florida Forest Service.
Since 2004 Sid has archived photographs from the 1930s to compile the
history of the original 113,000 acres of the forest!
Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to
attend, to bring questions about their yard, and participate in light
refreshments and the native plant drawing. Telephone inquiries are taken by
Sandy at (727) 207-1853.