February is Invasive Plant Awareness Month and in that spirit, we have (2) different opportunities for our members.
Saturday, February 18, 2023 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Cypress Dome Trail Clean up
Sunday, February 19, 2023 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday - March 12, 2023 12:00pm-4:00pm
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS - CONTACT CONNIE NAGELE - 239.248.8272
Gore Nature Education Center Welcomes
The Wonders of Wildflowers
with Artist Kim Heise
and Naples Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
The Gore Nature Education Center is open the Second Sunday of each month from noon to 4:00
p.m. Come walk the trails, explore the pollinator gardens, and enjoy a beautiful 10-acre “Old
Florida” preserve located in Golden Gate Estates. Each month, featured experts share their
nature knowledge on topics ranging from beekeeping and native plants to bears and panthers.
Guest lecturer on Sunday, March 12 is Miami-based watercolor artist Kim Heise. Kim’s work
focuses on native Florida plants and animals, emphasizing scientific accuracy and the
importance of conservation. Visitors will see Kim’s work on display and take part in introductory
Representatives of the Naples Native Plant Chapter of the Florida Native
Plant Society will share tips on landscaping with native species and send everyone home with
their own potted milkweed seeds in honor of "Share a Seed" month.
No reservations are required. Donations appreciated. The Gore Nature Education Center, located at
4261 40th Ave SE, Naples, FL 34117, is owned and operated by Cypress Cove Landkeepers.
Friday March 17 9:00am - 12:00pm - Collier-Seminole Work Day
RSVP Required - Please use this signup form
Naples Native Plants planted the Butterfly Garden on March 26th, 2022. Now it's time to go for a visit, check on our progress, and do any weeding or other maintenance tasks regarding this garden.
We will do some general weeding and plant maintenance. This will be a light work day so we will also be taking the opportunity to practice some Plant Identification Skills and adding resources to our iNaturalist Project. We will explore the .09-mile Royal Hammock Trail within the Park.
If you have not been out for a visit - we strongly encourage you to check out this project and help in any way you can.
Please bring your own gloves and favorite gardening tools, such as a digging trowel or shovel. Volunteers will receive further details by email.
Please feel free to contact Connie Nagele with any questions - 239.248.8272
Saturday March 18, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Crew Marsh Trail - 4600 Corkscrew Road, Immokalee 34142
RSVP Required - Please use this signup form - limited to 15 people
Led by Native Plant Society Members, this will be a great opportunity to view wildflowers locally and to use your iNatualist app to help us continue to record blooming native plants in our area.
Up to 15 members of Naples Native Plants may sign up. A waiting list will be organized, if necessary.
Park admission and parking are free, although donations are welcome and they have a donation box at the entry to the trails. Donations to Naples Native Plants will be appreciated.
Participants will meet at the parking lot. Participants should wear sturdy walking shoes and sun-protective clothing. Please bring plenty of water.