Chapter Field Trips and Other Opportuntities

Sunday June 4th - Swamp Walk at Clyd Butcher Studio

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In honor of National Trail Day Weekend, come join us in exploring the beautiful property surrounding the Clyde Butcher Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee! 


Date: Sunday June 4th
Time: 8:45 am - 1:30pm
Location: Clyde Butcher Big Cypress Gallery
Field Trip Leader:  Karyn Allman

Meeting Place:

Clyde Butcher Big Cypress Gallery

52388 Tamiami Trail E 


Activity Details: Come and enjoy a hike through Big Cypress wetlands. As we hike, we will be enjoying the native flora, but at the same time helping to hand remove invasive nonnative species along the trail. 

What to Wear/Bring: 

Participants should wear sturdy walking closed toe shoes and sun protective clothing.

Please bring work gloves to wear to help hand pull invasive species.

Please bring plenty of water 

Please bring a snack and/or lunch to enjoy in a shaded outdoor area at the end of the hike. 

*We will be walking in trails through wetlands, so some standing water may be onsite. Recommend participants bring a change of clothes and shoes.  

Please note that in order to hand pull invasive plants, you should be physically capable for repeated 'stooping/bending'.

Optional: Bring your camera to document which native plants are blooming for our chapter's iNaturalist project (Naples Native Plants Bloom Phenology).


What will be provided: 

Participants will be provided with garbage bags to place invasive plants for proper disposal. 

Participants will be provided with walking sticks to help traverse the trail. 

There is a purified water dispenser onsite for re-filling bottles post-hike.

This event is free. Donations to Naples Native Plants will be appreciated.
Please contact the Naples Chapter at with any questions.



Saturday June 10th 8:00am-11:00am - Collier-Seminole Work Day

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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.
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 - June 24th Butterfly Count with Collier County Garden Program

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Join in our celebration of pollinators by volunteering for a butterfly count at either Conner Park, North Collier Regional Park, or Sugden Regional Park on Saturday, June 24th, 9:30am.

These citizen science surveys are a fun way to get to know the Parks and the butterflies! Nearly 30 species of butterflies have been observed during previous counts. Both numbers of individuals and different species will be recorded.