Blog Action Day 10/15/2012: "The Power of We"
1) The FNPS annual report for 2011 provides a solid starting point for learning about some of the organization's many accomplishments over the past year.
|Community action transformed an urban park.|
A group of FNPS members and neighbors turned a small city park into an award-winning showcase for locally native plants. This park was started in 1923 by a local garden club. FNPS members and other volunteers have spent countless Saturday mornings digging up invasive and non-native plants, and have added 138 native species to the 37 that existed when they adopted the park in 2011. The local FNPS chapter (Ixia) raised money to pay for the plants. This project is a terrific example of the impact that we can have on our communities and public spaces by joining forces and working together to achieve something greater than what any one of us could ever do alone.
|A turf-free landscape in a deed-restricted community|
A small but determined group of people have changed the way that residential landscapes are judged. Through education and example, we are shifting the notion of curb appeal from that which is all lawn - uniform and green - to something more diverse and alive with color. Possibly the most critical factor involved in this process is showing people that grassless landscapes are not typified by a field of weeds. To the contrary, they can be tidy and well maintained in addition to being attractive to other species besides Homo sapiens.
|Entomologist Dr. Daniels spreads the word on the benefits of attracting insects.|
10 Ways to Observe Invasive Species Awareness Week
A guideline on how to observe Invasive Species Awareness Week in Florida. Little-by-little we can work together so we can reduce the huge problem of these plants and animals taking over niches that were once used by native species.
|The trout lilies of Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve were saved from development|
"All great projects require one brave and persistent soul to keep them going, no matter how many help. For Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, this person is Dan Miller. Everyone who has or ever will witness the sight of the millions and millions of trout lilies flowing over the curves of the slope owes him thanks!"
And we end with the previous year's annual report:
9) The FNPS 2010 Annual Report
|The FNPS 2010 Annual Report|
2012 Blog Action Day.