The Florida Native Plant Society's new website has been under development for years, but as of last week, it's live. While it's available for us to us now, the website committee is still adding new features. It's more than just a nifty new design; it's a whole new editor and content manager. This offers much more flexibility and many more resources for both the membership and the public.
Under the header is a varying list of news, and below that is the most recent post of this blog, with links back to the most recent blog posts.
On the Mission page, for instance, you can see that it's under the submenu of Who We Are. Be sure to watch the cool slide show that illustrates our mission better than a few words.
My favorite resource is the page on Florida's native plant communities. Each community is illustrated by at least one photo (all by Shirley Denton) and a detailed description. The communities are grouped under the general categories: Xeric Uplands, Dry Mesic Uplands, Mesic Uplands, Wet Flatlands, Seepage Wetlands, Moving Water Wetlands, Floodplain Wetlands, Basin Wetlands, Rocklands, coastal Uplands, Coastal Wetlands, Flowing Water Systems, and finally, Lakes and Ponds.
I know when I was new to the state, I wondered what the heck a flatwoods was. By reading through this informative page, people will have a much better understanding of Florida's ecosystems.
There are other interesting and useful website features that we'll cover in later posts, such as the plant locator. The website committee has done a fantastic job. Thanks to everyone!